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Political Animals

BBC Radio 4 comedy about politics and animals. 8 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Clive Swift, James Fleet, Tracy Wiles and Chris Pavlo.

Political Animals

A series of comic monologues covering animals in politics, from Downing Street cats to White House dogs

2012 - 2014
BBC Radio 4
8   (2 series)
Clive Swift, James Fleet, Tracy Wiles and Chris Pavlo
Tony Bagley
Marc Beeby
Marc Beeby

Political Animals is a series satirical monologues covering political leaders as seen by the animals that live with them.

The first series of four monologues covers well-known Downing Street cats, relating their trials and tribulations under four different Prime Ministers. These cover Margaret Thatcher's Wilberforce; John Major's Humphrey; Gordon Brown's Sybil; and David Cameron's Larry.

The second series goes stateside to look at four dogs living in the White House. These include Barack Obama's Bo.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Political Animals 2
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 15th August 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 1st January 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra