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Animal SHow is a radio series by Katie Hims and Lucy Baldwyn. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005 as part of the Woman's Hour Drama [1].


Five stories exploring the way humans relate to animals.


Episode Number Title Author Broadcast Date Summary
01 "Mouse" Katie Hims 11 July 2005 Mouse's boyfriend gave her the name Mouse. She left him, and now she lives in a nasty bedsit with a real mouse.
  • Cowboy....Vicenzo Nicoli
  • Mehmet....Nitzan Sharron
  • Mouse...Kate Ashfield
  • Directed by....Mary Peate
02 "Lizard" Katie Hims 12 July 2005 There's a bloke who comes into June's cafe who obviously fancies her, but she thinks he looks like a lizard.
  • June....Maggie O'Neill
  • Lizard....Tom Georgeson
  • Maureen....Susan Brown
  • Directed by....Mary Peate
03 "Elephant" Lucy Baldwyn 13 July 2005 There's something wrong between Rachel and Dhiraj, but just like the elephant in the room, no-one's talking about it.
  • Ajay....Emil Marwa
  • Rachel....Lucy Akhurst
  • Dhiraj....Shiv Grewal
  • Directed by....Mary Peate
04 "Blackbird" Lucy Baldwyn 14 July 2005 Alison's parents are splitting up, no-one's telling her anything and she's trying to make sense of it.
  • Alison....Lulu Popplewell
  • Danny....Daniel Anthony
  • Julie....Rachel Atkins
  • Maureen....Susan Brown
  • Directed by Mary Peate
05 "Dog" Katie Hims 15 July 2005 Danny has to write a story for school. He decides to write about the old man with the dog he sees on the bus.
  • Danny....Daniel Anthony
  • Mum....Sharlene Whyte
  • Teacher....Lucy Akhurst
  • The man....Ewan Hooper
  • Directed by....Mary Peate

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