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

The Dog Thrower

Sky Arts comedy drama. 1 episode in 2014. Stars Tim Key, Matthew Perry, Kimberley Nixon, Richard Bacon and Brett Goldstein.

The Dog Thrower

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

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Tim Key, Matthew Perry, Kimberley Nixon, Richard Bacon and Brett Goldstein
Writer
Jon Ronson
Director
Jon Ronson
Producers
Roopesh Parekh, Olivia Aubry and Piers Fletcher

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.

Production Details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production company
Soundtrack
Score by Belle and Sebastian.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 1st May 2014 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 1st October 2015 at 9:00pm

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