Puppy Love. Image shows from L to R: Nana V (Joanna Scanlan), Naomi (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions.

Puppy Love

BBC Four sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine, Simon Fisher-Becker, Gordon Warnecke, Selina Borji and Aron Julius.

Puppy Love. Image shows from L to R: Nana V (Joanna Scanlan), Naomi (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions.

Puppy Love

Comedy set around a Wirral-based dog training class. Written by and starring Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine, Simon Fisher-Becker, Gordon Warnecke, Selina Borji and Aron Julius
Writers
Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan
Director
Sue Tully
Producers
Jo Willett, Saurabh Kakkar, David Baddiel and Gareth Edwards

Puppy Love is a story of love, dogs and the love of dogs. It is written by and stars Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, the creators of the BAFTA and RTS award-winning Getting On.

The show is set around Wirral-based dog training classes run by the formidable Nana V - a place "for all your dogging needs".

A warm and energetic character-based comedy about owners' problems with their dogs and dogs' problems with their owners, Puppy Love focuses on the indubitable Nana V, and West Kirby altruist Naomi Singh who starts attending the puppy classes.

The series charts the relationship between two very different women as they navigate their headstrong dogs, impossible teenage kids and their preoccupied husbands.

Nana has a live-in ex-husband (her 'wasband') called Tony Fazackerley, whilst Naomi's husband is Ravi.

The BBC's Shane Allen says: "Puppy Love both celebrates and sends up the deeply held relationship between dogs and their owners. This is a real passion piece from Jo and Vicki who have yet again succeeded in creating a wonderful set of characters."

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