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


BBC One sitcom about a vet. 12 episodes (2 series), 2000 - 2001. Stars Alexander Armstrong, Doon Mackichan, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Steven Alvey and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Frightening Shorts

Having added ferrets to the list of animals he's unable to treat, Nick decides he's had enough and turns his attention to animal psychotherapy. Meanwhile Andrew's hoping to raise money for charity, and Kirsten tries to make some friends.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd February 2000
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alexander Armstrong Nick
Doon Mackichan Kirsten
Sylvestra Le Touzel Briony
Steven Alvey Andrew
Emma Pierson Jade
Guest cast
Lucy Briers Briony's Friend
Vicki Pepperdine Briony's Friend
Ewan Bailey Mark
Philip Wright Courier
Jiggy Bhore Mrs West
Kevin Quarmby Farmer
Penelope McGhie Cat Owner
Jo Caulfield Cat Owner (Therapist)
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Julian Meers Producer
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Juliet Blake Executive Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Jan Spoczynski Production Designer
Blair Mackichan (as Blair) Composer