Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs
Paul O’Grady – For The Love Of Dogs is simple and uncomplicated with genuine unfolding drama seen through the eyes of two great British institutions – Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Paul O’Grady.
Maybe that’s why, from a standing start, it quickly achieved viewing figures on ITV1 of over 5 million people tuning in to get their weekly 30 minute dose of dogs on diets, dumped dogs, Jack Russells having caesareans and tormented bundles of fluff sadly too far gone to be saved.
It’s since gone on to win a National Television Award and we are currently in production with series two.
Everyone at Battersea plays a role in the story telling – from the dogs (obviously) to the security guards, the telephonists to the volunteers and onto the vets, nurses and resident behaviourist Ali Taylor who became Paul O’Grady’s sidekick and tormentor in chief who week after week blocked his attempts to dognap the love of his life – a slobbering, four-stone boxer called Carmine.
And that is the simple appeal of the series and the reason why it captivated the country.
Paul O’Grady’s For The Love of Dogs was produced by Kate Jackson, with series director Jill Worsley and executive producers Mark Scantlebury and Alex Gardiner.