The Dog Thrower. The Charismatic Man (Matthew Perry). Copyright: Runaway Fridge
The Dog Thrower

The Dog Thrower

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Arts
  • 2014
  • 1 episode

One-off silent comedy drama starring Tim Key and Matthew Perry as two men who try to entertain a crowd by throwing their dogs in the air. Stars Tim Key, Matthew Perry, Kimberley Nixon, Richard Bacon and Brett Goldstein

The Dog Thrower. Image shows from L to R: Jonah (Tim Key), Jessica (Kimberley Nixon), The Charismatic Man (Matthew Perry). Copyright: Runaway Fridge

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channels
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Stars
Tim Key, Matthew Perry, Kimberley Nixon, Richard Bacon and Brett Goldstein
Writer
Jon Ronson
Director
Jon Ronson
Producers
Roopesh Parekh, Olivia Aubry, Piers Fletcher, Lucy Lumsden, Ben Boyer and Stevie Lee
Companies

Silent drama following the story of lonely Jonah, whose life changes when he sees an enchanted crowd gathering around charismatic local man in the park as he throws his dog in the air and catches him.

Eager to earn the same popularity, Jonah joins him with his dog, Floppy. However, when a photojournalist snaps one of their performances, disastrous consequences ensue and Jonah sees his new-found fame quickly turn to infamy.

Additional details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Score by Belle and Sebastian.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 1st May 2014 at 9pm on Sky Arts
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 1st October 2015 at 9:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Tuesday 7th April 2015 at 4:00am on Sky Arts
  • Monday 6th April 2015 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts

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