Jack has a problem. Or rather, his mistress does. Well, shes more of an owner than a mistress. And she needs to decide whether or not to move in with her boyfriend, Adrian. Adrian likes designer leather furniture and pricey Italian bath-fittings; but he definitely doesnt like dogs. Which brings us back to Jack. And his problem.
02 We Was Robbed!
If Sarah drew up an A-Z of her problems, Boyfriend would now be joined by Blackmail and Burglars. Followed closely by Conniving Caretaker and then of course Dog. Jack, the dog, doesn't quite see it that way, although he does think he can sniff out a connection between all of them.
03 LAST Love, Probably
Sarah and her dog Jack are down in the dumps, she feels trapped in her relationship with boyfriend Adrian, and Jack thinks his long-lost sister is trapped inside a plastic toy - or at least her voice seems to be. Could it be that handsome vet Doctor Katz offers some sort of release - for both of them?
About A Dog returns to the BBC Radio 4 airwaves for a second series examining the lives, loves and exploits of a group of excitable human beings, as viewed through the eyes of a dog.
As Sarah confides in her dog the many human concerns and dilemmas thrown up by her complicated existence, so Jack offers her the benefit of his unique doggy wisdom – a wisdom that only listeners can hear.
About A Dog is based on the last programme proposal submitted by the exceptionally gifted comedy script-writer Debbie Barham, before her sad and untimely death in 2003 at the age of 26 from anorexia-induced heart failure. The first series proposal was commissioned posthumously by BBC Radio 4. Debbie's original synopsis was subsequently passed to Graeme Garden, who combined her initial thoughts with his own to create and write both series.
About A Dog stars Alan Davies as Jack the dog; Claire Goose as his owner, Sarah; and Darren Boyd as Sarah's on/off boyfriend, Adrian. It also includes Deborah Norton, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor and features cameo appearances from Sophie Thompson, Stephen Mangan, Robert Bathurst and Hugh Dennis.