Combat Sheep, an adult spin off of the Rottentrolls.

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Combat Sheep

Created and written by Tim Firth
Additional Material by Peter Baynham and Graham Duff
Directed by Dominic Brigstocke
Produced by Robert Howes
Executive Producers Steve Coogan and Henry Normal
A co-production between Baby Cow Productions and The Children's Company for BBC
BBC2
2001
 
 

A Special...

aCombat Sheep was a spin off from THE ROTTENTROLLS broadcast as a Christmas Special on a BBC2 comedy night and got higher ratings than any of the adult programmes at peak time.
 
Steve Coogan took over role of Commander Harris, the deluded redundant military sheep mascot, from John Thomson who was filming in Australia.
 
Puppeteers included Simon Buckley, who was lead puppeteer, on THE ROTTENTROLLS and Nigel Plaskitt who had just finished being the 'monkey' on the ITV digital adverts with Johnny Vegas.
 
 

Trivia

aRonnie Ancona was the voice of PEACHES and Alistair McGowan had appeared in the final ever episode of THE ROTTENTROLLS.
 
aThe spoof James Bond love song in the show, written by Tim, was arranged by Andrew Powell who produced the first two Kate Bush albums and was part of the Alan Parson Project.
 
aMark Benton also stars in Tim's TRAPPED - KING OF FRIDGES