Animal Antics

Series 1 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Harry Hill is the master of the camcorder clip show. No one comes close to his surreal majesty. Even dressing up snippets of animals doing daft things as a pretend news bulletin, with ex-Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor and a man disguised as a dog as anchormen will never make Animal Antics into the BBC’s version of You’ve Been Framed. That said, if you love an uncomplicated laugh (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?), there will be something here for you, whether it’s a baby grizzly bear stuck up a tree, a pug trapped in a toilet, or a squirrel eating a bacon sandwich.
And if you like cats doing silly things, prepare to laugh yourself to unconsciousness.

About this programme

1/6. Tim Brooke-Taylor presents this spoof news show in which he and his co-host Sparky the dog (Matthew Crosby) present funny clips from the animal kingdom, featuring everything from criminal cats to piano-playing pugs.

Cast and crew


Tim Brooke-Taylor
Matthew Crosby


Executive Producer
Leon Wilson
Series Producer
Ed Thomas