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 2, Episode 5 - Nelson And The AMAZING Nuts

Marion becomes a YouTube sensation after getting his head stuck in a car tyre. When building work threatens his den, Nelson must find a new flatmate from an endangered species or lose his home. Destiny uncovers a shocking secret about her owner Gary.

Preview clips

Further details

Mongrels. Image shows from L to R: Christian Jessen, Kali, Vince, Marion. Copyright: BBC

Song: No-one's Been Stabbed Here Since Friday - Sung by Nelson and the Red Squirrel.
Written by Adam Kay and James Farrell.


This was originally scheduled as the seventh episode in the series.

Broadcast details

Monday 28th November 2011
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 29th November 2011 2:00am BBC3
Saturday 3rd December 2011 12:00am BBC3
Saturday 3rd December 2011 4:30am BBC3
Monday 5th December 2011 12:00am BBC3
Monday 5th December 2011 5:00am BBC3
Thursday 22nd December 2011 4:00am BBC3
Monday 16th January 2012 4:20am 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)
Guest cast
Chizzy Akudolu Worker
Ayesha Antoine Co-Worker
Xander Russell Boy
Jordan Long Builder Steve
Christian Jessen (as Dr. Christian Jessen) Self
Ruth Bratt Mary (Red Squirrel) (Voice)
Writing team
Jon Brown Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Daniel Peak Writer (Additional Material)
Henry White 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


Doctor Christian has Sexy Horse Syndrome

Doctor Christian Jessen from Embarrassing Bodies isn't very well. In fact, he's fallen in love with a horse...

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Dr. Christian Jessen.

Squirrels On Crack

Mary, an innocent red squirrel from Scotland, moves to Millwall and immediately becomes a drug addict.

View this clip on the BBC website

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