Selina Borji, Simon Fisher-Becker and Aron Julius have joined the cast of BBC Four’s upcoming six episode comedy series Puppy Love, TVWise has learned.
Puppy Love tells the story of Nany V and the dog training classes she runs in Wirral. The comedy follows two very different women – Nana V and Naomi Singh as they navigate their headstrong dogs, impossible teenage kids and disappointing husbands.
The trio join previously announced cast members Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, who are playing the parts of Nana V and Naomi Singh, respectively. Selina Borji has been cast as Jasmine, Naomi’s daughter; Simon Fisher-Becker (Doctor Who) as Tony; and Aron Julius as Eron, Nana V’s grandson.
Created by Jo Scanlan & Vicki Pepperdine, who previously wrote medical comedy Getting On for BBC Four, Puppy Love was originally commissioned back in July 2013 by then BBC Two & BBC Four Controller Janice Hadlow and the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. BBC In-House produces is association with Woof Productions. The executive producers are Saurabh Kakkar and David Baddiel, while Susan Tully is attached to direct.
Speaking at the time the series was commissioned, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen said: “Puppy Love both celebrates and sends up the deeply held relationship between dogs and their owners. This is a real passion piece from Jo and Vicki who have yet again succeeded in creating a wonderful set of characters.”