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 2 - Destiny The Reluctant Sniffer Dog

Destiny learns of the power of bottom-sniffing, Kali is reunited with an old partner in crime, Nelson adopts one of Vince's cubs and Marion overdoses on catnip.

Further details

Mongrels. Marion. Copyright: BBC.

Destiny goes on a date with a dog who enlightens her to the power of bottom-sniffing when it comes to getting to know someone.

After sniffing all the bottoms in the neighbourhood, including that of broadcaster Paul Ross, she is bitterly disappointed that it seems the love of her life could in fact be her straight-laced, metrosexual fox friend Nelson.

Kali is reunited with an old partner in crime, but is irritated to discover that he has no interest in helping her terrorize the neighbourhood as he has now found God and seen the error of his ways. Annoyed, Kali plots to try and tempt him back to the dark side.

Nelson adopts one of Vince's cubs after Vince reveals that he ate the others in a cannibalistic massacre because he was hungry and couldn't find a spoon for the yoghurts in his fridge - they were rhubarb flavour so he didn't fancy them anyway.

And Marion has severe paranoia and a craving for instant noodles after overdosing on catnip.

Song: What Kind Of God? - Sung by Kali, featuring Christopher Biggins as God.
Written by Adam Miller, Daniel Peak and Jon Brown.


Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Runt.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th June 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rufus Jones Nelson (Voice)
    Lucy Montgomery Destiny (Voice)
    Katy Brand Kali (Voice)
    Dan Tetsell Marion (Voice)
    Paul Kaye Vince (Voice)
    Guest cast
    Christopher Biggins God
    Steve North Fireman
    Nick Tanner Big Issue Seller
    Lawry Lewin Tramp
    Gemma Bissix Self
    Stuart Manning Self
    Paul Ross Self
    Ruth Bratt Kieran (Voice)
    Writing team
    Jon Brown Writer
    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


    What kind of God?

    Kali sings a song about why she doesn't believe in God.

    Featuring: Katy Brand (Kali), Christopher Biggins (God).

    Who's Paul Ross?

    Nelson introduces Destiny and Marion to his new adopted runt son, and tries to explain about the idea of 'runts of the litter' using Paul Ross as his example.

    Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Lucy Montgomery (Destiny), Dan Tetsell (Marion), Paul Ross.

    Why dogs really bark?

    Destiny talks to Nelson and Kali about a dog called James who she met last night, who could be "The One." The secret of the dog bark is revealed.

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


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