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Barking is a late night sketch comedy show broadcast on Channel 4 in 1998, starring Mackenzie Crook, David Walliams, Omid Djalili, Peter Kay, Dave Lamb, Rhys Thomas, Catherine Tate and Marcus Brigstocke. The series featured up-and-coming comedians, most of whom went on to successful careers.

The show was released on DVD in November 2011.


Episode 1: This first episode features a guided tour of Buckingham Palace, a WI meeting that goes horribly wrong and introduces us to Mr Bagshaw: bully, sadist, social misfit and Maths teacher. There is also a special guest appearance from an Airfix Matthew Kelly blowing up a block of flats.

Episode 2: Britain's most unsuccessful actor tries to get a job as a dolphin, a team of blasphemous vicars have a crisis moving into their new parish and a desperately right-on couple host a dinner party 'ethnic style'

Episode 3: Two old school friends have a very bad night in the pub, a society wedding arranges takes a blushing bride firmly in hand and a pair of jealous lovers set out to prove their devotion to each other is deep, true and surprisingly violent

Episode 4: We meet Liz, the leader of a fascist slimming group, Dr Killthere-there, chief consultant at the Brave Little Soldier Hospital, and Steve and Alfie try to make their mute monkeychild Danson into the Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Episode 5: Roy the Custody Day makes his weekly visit to see his daughter, Mr Bagshaw has an unfortunate gym lesson and a Nigerian therapist fails to cure his own psychosis.

Episode 6: Peter Piper has a breakdown, a Hi-de-Hi star becomes a suspect in a series of serious crimes and a camping trip turns into a night of the living Dansons