Now that the World Cup is over (well, for me in any case), you might look for some other entertainment.

If you get a chance to see this BBC3 comedy, it’ll give you a wonderful insight into English as it is spoken (even, if it shouldn’t be). It is rude and very funny.

“Five urban animals hang out in the backyard of an innercity pub.”

Does “Mongrels” mean the Mongrels family?

No, this is a collection of mongrels, all sorts of animals of uncertain origin.

I googled the word, and found that it meas “mixed ancestry.”

Trollope might have had something to say about their morals, though.

I get “Not available in your area” as for most of the videos on BBC. It’s a pity.

Ya flamin’ mongrel!

I want to know how urban foxes are different from rural ones. Do they queue up to get served at the pub?

The message “Not available in your area” is shown also in Japan.

In Russia too. Real mongrels, bastards, mfs.

No, no British reticence with urban foxes: they don’t queue up, they take what they want.

The release of ‘Mongrels’ occurred around the time when real urban foxes (who have become a pest certainly in some parts of London) had just attacked and mauled two babies in their cot in the living room.

After that distressing incident, it was touch and go whether the British public would accept the show. It got some good reviews, however, and I often have to laugh despite myself, the mirror held up to us is very highly polished.