Live! Girls! Present Dogtown. Image shows from L to R: Sheila Taddler (Sam Battersea), Bill Taddler (Emma Kilcoyne). Copyright: Celador Productions
Live! Girls! Present Dogtown

Live! Girls! Present Dogtown

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2006
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy focusing on the goings-on in Horton-Le-Hole, a fictional coastal town where things are not all they seem. Stars Emma Kilcoyne, Sam Battersea, Geraldine McNulty, James Gaddas, Dave Johns and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Quiet and unassuming librarian, Denise Taylor prepares for her big night in... at the opera.

Further details

In Horton-le-Hole, folk-loving geography teacher, Bill Taddler is interviewed for the job of his dreams: Deputy Head of Holy Saints. His wife, Sheila, is unimpressed if his last six attempts are anything to go by, but Bill thinks he could be in with a chance...

Meanwhile, arsonist Eenie Thompson, 73, a dwarf with a sideline in bus stop Tarot readings, has a little difficulty shifting a lorryload of Dresden Shepherdesses that want 'selling on'. And there's intrigue at the local library. Apart from the ever-present danger of a the most expensive book in the library going missing - the chained up Pitbull Handbook - it appears there is a serial vandal on the loose: an unseen hand is systematically vandalising the Romantic Fiction. It's clearly a job for the smooth talking, noir-loving library manager, Geoff Torville and his femme fatale, senior Scale Two, Sue McCardle. Fearing it could be an inside job, Sue and Geoff make a pact to trust nobody... and a grand passion is ignited.

Elsewhere, quiet and unassuming librarian, Denise Taylor prepares for her big night in... at the opera. Behind the closed curtains of optician Carol Gomez's bungalow, the two women pretend to be a celebrated diva and her loyal conductor in a highly-charged fantasy role play that suggests there's more to Carol and Denise's relationship than meets the eye...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd October 2006
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Emma Kilcoyne Bill Taddler
Sam Battersea Sheila Taddler
Sam Battersea Carol Gomez
Emma Kilcoyne Denise Taylor
Geraldine McNulty Sue McCardle
James Gaddas Geoff Torville
Emma Kilcoyne Eenie Thompson
Dave Johns Norman Thompson
Rachel Pickup Lesley Parkes
Paul Charlton Vince
Guest cast
John Hoggarth Mulgrew Mulvaney (PE Teacher)
Inder Manocha Sunil Dull (Biology Teacher)
Neil Edmond Paul Hooper
Madelaine Newton Moira
Trevor Michael Georges (as Trevor Georges) Chair
Kevin Whately Bus Driver
Writing team
Emma Kilcoyne Writer
Beth Kilcoyne Writer
Production team
Jonathan Fox Bassett Director
Vanessa Haynes Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Humphrey Barclay Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Julie Harris Production Designer
Jo Buckingham Casting Director
Christopher Marlowe (as Chris Marlowe) Costume Designer
Jim O'Donnell Director of Photography
Eva Marieges Moore Make-up Designer
Richard Chester Composer
Mark Hedges 1st Assistant Director

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