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

Puppy Love

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2014
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

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

Key details

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

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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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 13th November 2014 at 10pm on BBC Four
Last new broadcast
Thursday 18th December 2014 at 10pm on BBC Four
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 1:35am on BBC4 - Episode 6
  • Friday 19th December 2014 at 2:30am on BBC4 - Episode 6
  • Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 1:45am on BBC4 - Episode 5

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