Series 1, Episode 3 : Marion The Young Lover
- Tuesday 6th July 2010
- BBC Three
- 30 minutes
- 0.42 million viewers (2.40% audience share)
The BBC's Springwatch comes filming to the Isle of Dogs and urban fox Nelson is horrified to discover all the animals are, in fact, actors. But when Nelson discovers that Afghan hound Destiny loves the show, he seizes the chance to impress her by auditioning for a part.
Out on a walk in the park, Destiny meets a guide dog and decides that guiding is for her - purely because she likes the idea of being in control. However, Destiny quickly discovers that guiding has its downside. It's time for her to find someone else to do her work for her ... Nelson.
Tomcat Marion falls for the beautiful Lollipop and discovers all he has to do to make Lollipop his soulmate is to stay alive for one more day. How hard can that be? After all, a cat has nine lives...
And Kali the pigeon reveals that she used to nest in Amy Winehouse's hair.
Song: What A Difference A Day Makes - Sung by Marion and Lollipop.
Written by Danielle Ward.
Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Springwatch.
- Wednesday 7th July 2010 at 01.15
- Thursday 8th July 2010 at 00.15
- Saturday 10th July 2010 at 01.15
- Sunday 11th July 2010 at 23.15
- Wednesday 22nd December 2010 at 00.15
- Tuesday 12th July 2011 at 23.45
- Saturday 16th July 2011 at 00.45
- Saturday 16th July 2011 at 03.45
- Sunday 30th October 2011 at 01.50
- Friday 26th April 2013 at 23.20 on Dave
- Monday 21st April 2014 at 02.20 on Dave
- Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 02.15 on Dave
- Sunday 21st December 2014 at 01.40 on Dave
- Saturday 17th January 2015 at 02.45 on Dave
- Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at 02.25 on Dave
- Thursday 21st January 2016 at 22.35
- Saturday 5th March 2016 at 02.30
Cast & crew
|Rufus Jones||Nelson (Voice)|
|Lucy Montgomery||Destiny (Voice)|
|Katy Brand||Kali (Voice)|
|Dan Tetsell||Marion (Voice)|
|Paul Kaye||Vince (Voice)|
|Tony Way||Gary (Destiny's Owner)|
|Ruth Bratt||Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)|
|Daniel Lawrence Taylor||Producer|
|Steven France||Flipper's Friend|
|Lewis Macleod||Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)|
|Paul Doolan||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Dan Tetsell||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Danielle Ward||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Paul Mayhew-Archer||Script Editor|
|Mark Freeland||Exec Producer|
|Simon Rogers||Production Design|
Afghan hound Destiny completes her guide dog training, complete with an appropriate Rocky-styled montage, which basically involves an eye test.