Mongrels. Image shows from L to R: Destiny, Nelson, Kali, Marion, Vince. Copyright: BBC.

Mongrels

BBC Three sitcom. 17 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Tony Way, Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Katy Brand, Dan Tetsell, Paul Kaye, Ruth Bratt and Felix Dexter.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Nelson The Online Predator

Nelson discovers the harsh reality of interspecies dating, Marion gets himself adopted after his previous owner dies, Destiny bites her owner so she can attend dog obedience classes and Kali implicates DJ Toby Anstis in one of her evil schemes.

Further details

Mongrels. Marion. Copyright: BBC.

Nelson uses Toby Anstis's social networking login to set up a blind date with a human. However, he gets a shock when he discovers the Wendy he was planning to meet isn't a human being after all, but a chicken.

Destiny joins owner Gary for the canine horror show that is Strictly Dog Dancing and falls for badboy Rivers from the dog disobedience class. If she is to see Rivers again, Destiny has to start behaving really badly.

When Marion's owner dies, Kali sees an opportunity for Marion to pose as a missing cat called Chopsticks in order to rob his owner for all she's worth. Marion finds his new life most comfortable, until his new owner takes him to be neutered.

Song: The Chicken Song (F*** Chickens) - Sung by Vince, featuring Nelson.
Written by Daniel Peak and Danielle Ward.

Notes

Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Chicken.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tony Way Gary
Rufus Jones Nelson (Voice)
Lucy Montgomery Destiny (Voice)
Katy Brand Kali (Voice)
Dan Tetsell Marion (Voice)
Paul Kaye Vince (Voice)
Guest cast
Rita Davies Margaret (Marion's Dead Owner)
James Doherty Dale (Strictly Doggy Dancing Tutor)
Joan Linder Ruth (Marion's New Owner)
Harry Morrison Policeman
Jonathan Ryland Vet
Zoe Gardner Dog Trainer
Lewis Macleod Chopsticks (Cross-Eyed Cat) (Voice)
Toby Anstis Self
Ruth Bratt Wendy (Chicken) (Voice)
Writing team
Jon Brown Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Paul Doolan Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Danielle Ward Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Joe Henson Composer
Richie Webb Composer

Videos

A little trim downstairs

Marion thinks of undergoing castration.

Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Katy Brand (Kali), Dan Tetsell (Marion).

F*** Chickens

Vince gives his honest view of chickens in Cockney music form (not safe for work).

Featuring: Paul Kaye (Vince).

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