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.

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Series 1, Episode 6

Naomi has to pack up her home to cope with subsidence and is soon dealing with difficult Polish builders demanding money.

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Further details

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

With her marriage on the rocks, having had to pack up her home to cope with subsidence and dealing with difficult Polish builders demanding money, Naomi isn't having an easy time of it, and things are made even worse when her labrador retriever Charlie goes missing.

Nana V is visited by fire safety officer Damon Peachey, with whom she shares an online past, and both Tony and herself find themselves intrigued by the idea of a fire starting in the caravan, and the subsequent insurance claim. But it comes as a shock to them when Nana V's family and No Name's new pups are put into danger when a microwave unwittingly explodes.

Desperate for help in finding her dog, Naomi enlists the canine expertise of Nana V to help her track Charlie down, and the two women form an unexpected bond, growing closer in adversity.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th December 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 19th December 2014 2:30am BBC4
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 1:35am BBC4

Cast & crew

Joanna Scanlan Nana V
Vicki Pepperdine Naomi
Simon Fisher-Becker Tony
Selina Borji Jasmine
Aron Julius Eron
Guest cast
Sunetra Sarker Lilly Kusiak
Rachel McKeown Vet Receptionist
Gerard McCarthy Damon Peachey
Bartosz Kaminski Radek
Writing team
Vicki Pepperdine Writer
Joanna Scanlan Writer
Emma Nisbet Script Editor
Production team
Sue Tully Director
Jo Willett Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
David Baddiel Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Nick Foster Composer


The safety inspector

Nana V gets a visit from the saftey inspector.

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