Episode 5

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Mongrels, Series 1 Episode 5 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 Afghan hound; 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's effete French penfriend Christian arrives for a visit and starts behaving uncharacteristically badly, exhibiting mood swings and frothing at the mouth. Yes, it seems Christian has rabies. Nelson and Marion must contain the disease and save their friends.

Destiny discovers that her gorgeous new boyfriend Archie is in fact a pimp organised by her owner Gary to get Destiny to produce some pedigree pups. Destiny decides to teach Gary a lesson.

When Kali is caught up in a pigeon cull, she resolves to take over the world and take revenge on humankind by creating the pigeox- half pigeon, half fox. All she needs to bring her invention to life is a bit of help from a passing fox, like Nelson, or, failing that, his vicious friend Vince.

Guest star: Scott Mills

Song: My Destiny.

Credits

Marion (voice)
Dan Tetsell
Marion
Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Nelson (voice)
Rufus Jones
Nelson
Andy Heath
Destiny (voice)
Lucy Montgomery
Kali (voice)
Katy Brand
Vince (voice)
Paul Kaye
Gary
Tony Way
Girl
Amber Beattie
Himself
Scott Mills
Additional voices
Ruth Bratt
Additional voices
Duncan Wisbey
Puppeteer
Lucy Lloyd
Puppeteer
Simon Buckley
Producer
Stephen McCrum
Director
Adam Miller

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