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

Animal Antics

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

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, Daniel 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."

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