Episode 3

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Mongrels, Series 1 Episode 3 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Adult multi-species puppet comedy about five urban animals who hang out together in the back yard of an inner city pub. Starring Nelson, a metrosexual fox; Destiny, a pretentious pedigree It-bitch; Marion, a freshly-neutered wannabe tomcat; Kali, a deeply cynical pigeon; and Vince, the neighbourhood sociopath. Created by Adam Miller, developed by Jon Brown, Adam Miller and Daniel Peak, written by Jon Brown and Daniel Peak, and featuring the voices of Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Dan Tetsell, Katy Brand, Paul Kaye and Ruth Bratt. Puppets created by Talk to the Hand.

Nelson realises that he's the only one in the gang who has never been stroked by a human. He visits a petting zoo, where he quickly discovers that getting a stroke isn't always a pleasant experience.

Marion courageously saves a child from drowning, but Destiny dupes him out of his chance to win an Animal of Courage award by taking all the credit for his bravery. Only when Destiny is faced with doing something brave for real does she truly prove herself.

Kali falls for a muscular crow and decides to go for it with a passionate kiss, only to discover that the crow is a girl and that she is now an accidental lesbian.

Guest stars: Jeff Brazier, Clive Anderson.


Marion (voice)
Dan Tetsell
Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Nelson (voice)
Rufus Jones
Andy Heath
Destiny (voice)
Lucy Montgomery
Kali (voice)
Katy Brand
Vince (voice)
Paul Kaye
Additional voices
Lewis Macleod
Tony Way
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Clive Anderson
Andrew Brooke
Velile Tshabalala
Lucy Lloyd
Simon Buckley
Stephen McCrum
Adam Miller


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