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.

Character guide

Puppy Love. Nana V (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions

Nana V

Played by: Joanna Scanlan

Nana V runs a dog training class on the Wirral, with the tagline 'for all your dogging needs'.

She has lost all faith in human beings and has replaced it with the unquestionable loyalty of a dog. Against her better judgement she bounces back time and time again to care about all the people around her.

Puppy Love. Naomi (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions


AKA: Naomi Singh.  Played by: Vicki Pepperdine

Naomi enrols her unruly Golden Retriever pup, Charlie, into Nana V's classes.

Naomi is a dedicated youth worker in the voluntary sector and is married to Ravi. Naomi is motivated, precious and demanding both of herself and her daughter.

Puppy Love. Tony (Simon Fisher-Becker). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions


AKA: Tony Fazackerley.  Played by: Simon Fisher-Becker

Tony is Nana's live-in ex-husband. She labels him her 'wasband'.

Puppy Love. Ravi (Gordon Warnecke). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions


AKA: Ravi Singh.  Played by: Gordon Warnecke

Cycling enthusiast Ravi is married to Naomi.

Puppy Love. Jasmine (Selina Borji). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions


AKA: Jasmine Singh.  Played by: Selina Borji

Jasmine is the spirited daughter of Naomi and Ravi.

She is about to turn 16, and her parents have bought her an expensive pedigree Retriever to try and teach her a sense of responsibility. Charlie the dog totally disrupts their family life though and Naomi ends up in desperate need of help.

Puppy Love. Eron (Aron Julius). Copyright: BBC / Woof Productions


Played by: Aron Julius

Eron is Nana V's grandson. He is romantically interested in Jasmine.

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