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Cows

Cows

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1997
  • 1 pilot

The Johnsons are a family of cows, almost human in every way - they talk, wear clothes, and walk on their hind legs. Stars Pam Ferris, James Fleet, Jonathan Cake, Sally Phillips, Kevin Eldon and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1997
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Pam Ferris, James Fleet, Jonathan Cake, Sally Phillips, Kevin Eldon, Nicola Walker, Patrick Barlow, Iain Mitchell and more
Writers
Eddie Izzard and Nick Whitby
Director
Geoff Posner
Producers
Geoff Posner, David Tyler and Eddie Izzard
Companies

An unusual sitcom devised and co-written by Eddie Izzard. The Johnson family are a group of cows who exhibit many human attributes. They can speak English, live in a house and drive a car. However, when son-of-the-family Rex introduces his new girlfriend, a human girl called Pinky, the differences in lifestyle become more apparent, and when their house is destroyed they must find a new place to live.

The story then sees them visiting their Great Aunt Grace, organising a wedding for son Rex and his human bride Pinky and entering the world of politics. But nothing goes as expected.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Simon Pilton and Sarah Townsend.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 1st January 1997 at 10:25pm on Channel 4
Episode length
1 hour

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