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Live!Girls! present Dogtown

Live! Girls! Present Dogtown is a comedy series shown on BBC Three.

Live! Girls! present Dogtown
Created byBeth Kilcoyne
Emma Kilcoyne
Sam Battersea (actress)
StarringEmma Kilcoyne
Sam Battersea (actress)
James Gaddas
Geraldine McNulty
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Running timeapprox. 0:29 (per episode)
Original networkBBC Three
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release4 October (2006-10-04) –
8 November 2006 (2006-11-08)

It tells the story of life for the residents of Horton-le-Hole, a fictional coastal town where things are not all they seem. A controlling optician meets a mild librarian to enact secret fantasies as Oscar-winning movie stars and Olympic champions; a socially inept teacher dreams of becoming a deputy head; a pyromaniac dwarf psychic has set up a business in a bus stop; and, while romantic fiction books are systematically and mysteriously vandalised, one of the greatest love affairs the world has ever known begins to stir in the library.

Written by Sunderland twin sisters Emma and Beth Kilcoyne, and starring Emma Kilcoyne and Sam Battersea, who perform in a number of guises, the series is based on their live act, Live! Girls!, which played in Edinburgh to rave reviews. Emma Kilcoyne plays Eenie Thompson, the 73-year-old arsonist dwarf; Bill Taddler, the misguided and overbearing geography teacher; and Denise Taylor, the put-upon librarian with a secret. Sam Battersea plays Sheila Taddler, Bill's long-suffering wife, and Carol Gomez, the unusual optician with the domineering fantasy life.

Dogtown's regular supporting cast includes Geraldine McNulty (The Smoking Room, My Hero) as Sue McCardle, the ruthlessly ambitious "Scale Two" librarian; and James Gaddas (Bad Girls, Casualty, Holby City) as Geoff Torville, her debonair, film noir-ish boss; as well as Rachel Pickup, Madelaine Newton and Dave Johns. The series also features cameo appearances from Kevin Whately and Imelda Staunton.


From Beth's blog:

"This is a show with a story — a bit like a mini film each week. Also — there are no catchphrases and no laughter track. See what you think. We do real people — just the other side of normal."

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