Beast. Image shows from L to R: Nick (Alexander Armstrong), Kirsten (Doon Mackichan). Copyright: Little Pond Television
Beast

Beast

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2000 - 2001
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about the adventures of a very reluctant country vet. Nick doesn't particularly like animals, in fact he hates them. Stars Alexander Armstrong, Doon Mackichan, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Steven Alvey, Lucy Akhurst and Emma Pierson

Beast. Image shows from L to R: Briony (Sylvestra Le Touzel), Nick (Alexander Armstrong), Kirsten (Doon Mackichan), Jade (Emma Pierson), Andrew (Steven Alvey). Copyright: Little Pond Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2000 - 2001
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Alexander Armstrong, Doon Mackichan, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Steven Alvey, Lucy Akhurst and Emma Pierson
Writer
Simon Nye
Director
Martin Dennis
Producers
Julian Meers, Paul Schlesinger, Margot Gavan Duffy and Juliet Blake
Companies

Stuck in a job he no longer enjoys, Nick is a country vet who shouldn't be a vet. A dislike of most animals - and particular terror of guinea pigs - not to mention poor interpersonal skills and a tendency to chat up and then alienate the young female owners of his patients, mean it's a profession to which he isn't exactly suited.

The only thing keeping him remotely within the realms of sanity is the ever-tolerant manager-cum-receptionist of Smallridge Veterinary Practice, Kirsten.

Nick's fellow vets in the practice are the strait-laced, characterless Briony; and the wet and slightly boring Andrew. There's also the charming but slightly weird young veterinary nurse, Jade.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Animals (Working title)
  • Hairy (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 13th January 2000 at 10pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Saturday 10th February 2001 at 9:55pm on BBC One

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