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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2010 - 2011
  • 17 episodes (2 series)

An adult puppet sitcom for BBC Three about a fox, a cat, a dog and a pigeon who hang out together in an inner-city yard. Stars Tony Way, Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Katy Brand, Dan Tetsell and more.

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Series 1, Episode 7 - Marion The Superfluous Feed Character

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.

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Further details

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


Show past repeats

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

Cast & crew

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.

View this clip on the BBC website

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

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