Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs

Series 4 - Episode 1

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Review

Paul O’Grady’s well of compassion for down-on-their-luck canines is bottomless. Whether it’s a cute puppy with big eyes (and there are a lot of those in this edition) or a pooch that’s been badly treated, he loves them all. Touching his heart on this visit to Battersea is the aptly named Hope. An elderly dog, she’s moping because her equally elderly owner can’t keep her. She’s so depressed that Paul and the crew daren’t film her in case she’s even more traumatised. On a happier note is lively puppy Nancy and Titch, a Yorkshire terrier with awful dreadlocks. When Titch meets his new owner it’s tearful love at first sight.

Summary

The comedian and chat-show host presents more shaggy dog stories as he meets the canine residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London. They include elderly Labrador-cross Hope, who is so distressed by her new surroundings she cowers in the kennels and is initially too scared to be filmed. Paul is also taken by scruffy Yorkshire terrier Titch, who arrives with such long hair he is struggling to move, and a Doberman-cross who was abandoned in Camden. Paul names her Nancy after her streetwise counterpart in Oliver, so she returns the favour by doing what dogs do - all over him.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Paul O'Grady
Executive Producer Mark Scantlebury
Series Director Fernando Gutierrez de Jesus
Series Producer Rory Dalziel
Documentary Nature