Tuesday Jo Brand’s Cats And Kittens 8pm, Five
IF you like Jo Brand (check) and you like cats and kittens (double check), there’s a good chance you’ll like this new series, although there’s also quite a lot here that will leave you depressed, angry and frustrated. Made in collaboration with the RSPCA, it is, of course, another show in the style of Paul O’Grady’s For The Love Of Dogs, as Brand – cattier than O’Grady – joins forces with some of the inspectors, vets and volunteers working to rescue the nation’s moggies from harm, neglect and downright cruelty. Tonight, she’s in Liverpool, where the first incident is a fairly sickening case of abandonment, involving two cats left locked in a flat after the owner has moved away. Discovered after many days without food and water, it’s touch and go whether they’ll make it. Meanwhile, Brand rolls up her sleeves to assist the vet operating to save Saba, a poor wee critter who’s fallen from four floors. Elsewhere, Lola has been stuck up a chimney four days, and, look out, there are some super cute stray kittens jumping around.