This week I discovered Mongrels, BBC3’s new puppet show for adults, and it’s quickly become my very favourite thing. It’s hard to describe without sounding all Guardian reviewer, so here goes: basically there are a bunch of animals living behind a pub, and they do bad things. Did that help? I’m not very good at summing things up. The puppet work is brilliant, though, and the voice acting is inspired – it’s also dirty as hell. I’ve laughed enough that I now shut the window beforehand.
And there’s a truly glorious pigeon. Said pigeon at one point declared her intention to “make like a clairvoyant…and rob an old lady”, causing me to have an altercation with some spaghetti. There are also regular musical numbers – here’s Kali having a atheistic crisis:
The whole series is currently on iPlayer, if you fancy it.