29 July 2021

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Channel 5 goes to the dogs

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London 29th July 2021 - It was announced today that Channel 5 have ordered Avalon to produce a further 15 x 60’ episodes for a fourth series of hit show Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly to include 14 brand new episodes, and a celebrity special.    Series 3 returned to record ratings, averaging over 1.8 million in its Tuesday 8pm slot, an increase of 24% from the previous series, and a reach of 10 million viewers across the run.

Kit Morey, Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, said “With more Brits now owning dogs - thanks to lockdown - I’m thrilled to be working with the excellent team at Avalon to bring back this hugely successful series and I can’t wait to watch Graeme work his animal magic to help a brand-new cohort of mischievous canines and their utterly exhausted owners!”   

Jamie Isaacs, Executive Producer for Avalon said: “Congratulations to Graeme and the team for yet another hit series produced during tricky times. It’s great to have a show that pulls in young viewers and we are excited to be growing the brand with Channel 5”.   

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly sees Master Dog Trainer, Graeme Hall, travelling the country helping some of the UK’s most desperate owners take back control of their mischievous mutts with his no-nonsense appraisals, easy to follow training techniques and long-lasting fixes. With over 13 years’ experience behind him, his mantra is simple, “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.”     

Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly was commissioned by Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, Kit Morey.  Avalon factual shows include the 2019 Broadcast Award winning, Why Does Everyone Hate the English? (History), Russell Howard & Mum (Comedy Central), Can I Improve My Memory? (Channel 4), Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish (UKTV), Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz (Discovery) Sugar Free Farm (ITV) and Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly (Channel 5). Executive producers are Jamie Isaacs and Tim Quicke.   

The programme has also been a huge hit internationally, being picked up by a number of major broadcasters worldwide, including Australia’s Seven Network, Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s YLE, Norway’s TV2 and Belgium’s SBS and more recently Canada’s CBC.

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Channel 5 Commissions Fourth Run of Dogs Behaving Very Badly.pdf

03 August 2021


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