Animal Antics

Series 1 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
Emma Sturgess

Clip shows can work brilliantly – just ask Harry Hill — but they need a super-sharp script. The home videos have to be good, too. The third instalment of the pet-focused spoof current affairs clip show fails on all counts, with too many cats and not enough good jokes – even Matthew Crosby looks embarrassed, and he’s already dressed as Sparky the dog.

Those who sit through cats playing with hairdryers or pawing guitars will be rewarded with the spectacle of two rats balanced on their back feet, staring at each other with tiny human-like hands aloft. There’s also a lovebird felling a variety of children’s toys. It’s not really enough.

About this programme

3/6. Tim Brooke-Taylor presents the 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