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


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.


Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Chicken.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 22nd June 2010
BBC Three
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


    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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