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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 others.

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Nelson organises a rooftop picnic to celebrate Vince's birthday, but things go badly wrong when an accident with a party popper puts Vince in a coma. Meanwhile, Destiny tries dating a bossy sheepdog and Kali plots her revenge on Harry Hill after seeing her mum getting electrocuted on You've Been Framed.

Full synopsis

Mongrels. Nelson. Copyright: BBC.

It's geezer fox Vince's birthday and, to surprise him, metro-sexual fox Nelson organises a rooftop picnic to celebrate. However, after an incident with a party popper goes wrong, Vince falls off the roof and ends up in a coma, leaving Nelson to look after his patch.

Stepping up to his new responsibilities, Nelson attempts to put the tearaways living on Vince's patch back on the right path by teaching them the benefits of being middle class.

Destiny tires of dating a bossy sheepdog, meanwhile, and turns her attention to a comatose Vince who, in his unconscious state, turns out to be the perfect date as he can never tell her what to do. It's all going so well, until Vince wakes up...

Meanwhile, cynical pigeon Kali plots revenge on Harry Hill after seeing her mum getting electrocuted on You've Been Framed.

Song: Middle Class Is Magical - Sung by Nelson.
Written by Adam Miller.


Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Beatrix Reloaded.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd August 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 5th August 2010 at 12:30am on BBC3
  2. Friday 6th August 2010 at 9:30pm on BBC3
  3. Sunday 8th August 2010 at 10:45pm on BBC3
  4. Thursday 30th December 2010 at 12:20am on BBC3
  5. Wednesday 10th August 2011 at 1:45am on BBC3
  6. Monday 31st October 2011 at 3:30am on BBC3
  7. Friday 24th May 2013 at 11:20pm on Dave
  8. Monday 5th May 2014 at 2:00am on Dave
  9. Wednesday 8th October 2014 at 2:15am on Dave
  10. Sunday 28th December 2014 at 2:40am on Dave
  11. Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2:45am on Dave
  12. Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 1:55am on Dave
  13. Monday 7th March 2016 at 3:00am on BBC3

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)
Ruth Bratt Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Guest cast
Rosamund Hanson Saleswoman
Lewis Macleod Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
Vicki Butler-Henderson Self
Writing team
Jon Brown 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



Nelson and Marion attempt to wake Vince from his coma using singers from Boyzone and Westlife.

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

The Silent Killer

Tomcat Marion can't remember who or what the silent killer is. Is it Tim? Is it mumps? Or is it salt? Only Nelson has the answer.

Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Dan Tetsell (Marion).

Middle Class Is Magical Song

Nelson teaches the other mongrels about the wonders of being Middle Class in song form.

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Featuring: Rufus Jones (Nelson), Dan Tetsell (Marion).

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