Animal Antics. Image shows from L to R: Sparky (Matthew Crosby), Tim Brooke-Taylor. Copyright: Talkback.

Animal Antics

BBC One sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Tim Brooke-Taylor and Matthew Crosby.

Animal Antics. Image shows from L to R: Sparky (Matthew Crosby), Tim Brooke-Taylor. Copyright: Talkback.

Animal Antics

Tim Brooke-Taylor hosts this family-friendly comedy series featuring amusing animal-based clips, packaged and presented as news stories

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Matthew Crosby
Writers
Jack Brough, Jamie Deeks, Dan Johnston and Ewen MacIntosh
Director
Toby Baker
Producers
Ed Thomas, Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson and Karl Warner

Animal Antics sees one man and his 'dog' host a spoof news programme featuring amusing animal-based clips, packaged and presented as news stories.

Anchoring the show is Tim Brooke-Taylor, with his 'newshound' Sparky (played by Matthew Crosby) providing expert analysis on the animal kingdom.

Together they offer their differing perspectives on news from the animal kingdom, whilst providing a humorous insight into the special and unique relationship that exists between one man and his dog. From criminal cats to piano playing pugs, this is the news as you've never seen it before

Tim Brooke-Taylor comments on the series: "When I was presented with the idea of this show I thought 'this sounds good'. Believe me it's much, much better than that. The only problem I have is being upstaged by very, very funny animals."

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Yes, but type unknown

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 5th January 2013 on BBC One at 6pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 2nd March 2013 on BBC One at 5:20pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes