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Why are animals often most miserable when humans are happiest? Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy find out today as they explore the high life and the low life of the animals of London.
Desmond meets the Queen's horse. Burmese; visits the Pooches' Palace, where dogs are fed on steak and champagne; and discovers why one of Britain's most successful comedy writers, Carla Lane , enjoys living with a menagerie. And the prize-winning novelist,
Kingsley Amis, devotes his latest poem to Sarah - his cat. Meanwhile, at the other side of town, Sarah reports from the Battersea Dogs Home. More than two and a half million lost or unwanted dogs have been taken there since the home first opened in 1850. Today around 700 are waiting for a new life to begin. How many will find it? Researchers
POLLY PHILLIPS , FIONA COUPER Director KATE KINNINMONT Producer IAN CHRISTIE Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland
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