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Emily Dean takes some of her friends for a walk with their dogs. They talk about the weird, the wonderful, the funny and the extraordinary.

Emily Dean takes some of her friends for a walk with their dogs. They talk about the weird, the wonderful, the funny and the extraordinary.
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Emily Dean takes some of her friends for a walk with their dogs. They talk about the weird, the wonderful, the funny and the extraordinary.




Cariad Lloyd - Walking The Dog Episode 28

This week Emily goes out with comic, writer, actress and host of the hugely successful Griefcast podcast - Cariad Lloyd. They go for a stroll in London’s Waterlow Park with Willow, a fabulous poodle. Cariad talks about her love of poodles, losing her dad as a teenager, sharing a flat with Sara Pascoe and the brilliant Griefcast.


Matt Forde - Walking The Dog Episode 27

Emily goes for a stroll with Matt Forde, along with Boost the Staffi and Gem the lurcher - two dogs that found a home with with Josie, the Dog’s Trust resident vet. Emily chats to Matt about his early years in Nottingham, his glass half full approach to life and she also persuades him to give us a burst of his legendary Donald Trump and Tony Blair impressions.


Greg Davies - Walking The Dog Episode 26

Emily goes out for a walk with Greg Davies and introduces him to the fabulous Bruno - a Rottweiler/ German Shepherd cross from The Dog’s Trust. They chat about inheriting the funny gene from his dad, his childhood pet Rex, and the epiphany in a flotation tank which changed his life.


Alun Cochrane - Walking The Dog Episode 25

This week Emily heads up to Manchester to visit her co-host on the Frank Skinner show - comic Alun Cochrane. They go out for a stroll with his beautiful whippet Lucky. He talks about how losing his dad at a young age propelled him into being funny for a living, why he admires Frank’s approach to stand up and why he’s a bit of an eccentric at heart.


Supervet - Walking The Dog Episode 24

In a very special edition of Walking the Dog Emily goes to visit The Supervet, Dr Noel Fitzpatrick at his veterinary centre in Surrey. They brave the rain with Keira his border terrier and Noel gives Emily a little tour of the place where he and his team perform miracles. They chat about his childhood in Ireland with his dog Pirate, his life working with animals and his current tour Welcome to My World - (for further details and to book tickets go to noelfitzpatricklive.com)


Adam Hills - Walking The Dog Episode 23

Emily and her dog Raymond went for a summer walk in Regents Park with comic and Last Leg host Adam Hills. They talked about his childhood in Australia, writing wedding speeches with Ross Noble and his ‘hairy godfather’ figure Billy Connolly. Adam also told Emily all about his brand new book Best Foot Forward.


Rob Beckett - Walking The Dog Episode 22

Emily goes out with comedian Rob Beckett and Goose, a dachshund who was rehomed via the Dog’s Trust. Rob chats about growing up in South East London and takes Emily for a stroll past his childhood home, they also talk about the family atmosphere that sparked his comedy career, and the importance of mindfulness.


Rob Brydon - Walking The Dog Episode 21

This week Emily goes out for a walk with Rob Brydon and Patience, a golden retriever from The Dog’s Trust. They talk about Rob’s childhood in Wales, his friendship with Steve Coogan, his extraordinarily successful career and he gives Emily a burst of his Hugh Grant, his Anthony Hopkins and of course, his Tom Jones. He also tells Emily all about his new movie Swimming with Men!


Sara Pascoe - Walking The Dog Episode 20

Emily takes her Shih-Tzu Raymond out for a stroll with comic Sara Pascoe. They talk about growing up in Essex and dreaming of running away with Take That, her thoughts on love and family and her friendship with Katherine Ryan who named a cat in her honour. She also chats about going on the road for her upcoming 2018 tour LadsLadsLads.


David Gandy - Walking The Dog Episode 19

This week Emily goes out for a walk with model and fashion icon David Gandy and his dog Dora who was adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. They chat about shyness, going to number 10 Downing Street in the wrong clothes, and disasters with dog poo bags! David also takes Emily to meet some of the dogs at Battersea and talks about his role as ambassador for the charity battersea.org.uk


Frank Skinner - Walking The Dog Episode 18

For the start of a brand new series Emily goes out for a walk with legendary comic Frank Skinner and Peanut - a Terrier Cross who was successfully re-homed by the Dog’s Trust a few years ago. Frank talks about his childhood dogs Shep and Cal, his early years in comedy, the first time he met a young fellow comic called David Baddiel and his more recent adventures in parenthood. He also introduces Emily to the local park ranger and points out a very special comedy landmark... For more info...


David Baddiel - Walking The Dog Episode 17

This week Emily goes out with comic, writer and confirmed cat lover David Baddiel who tries out his dog compatibility with Jimmy, a rescue greyhound from The Dogs Trust. They discuss fame, his brilliant partnership with Frank Skinner, the extraordinary family David grew up in as well as his current tour and becoming a hugely successful children’s author - also featuring David’s brother who calls him halfway through! For more information, head to www.thetimes.co.uk


Dynamo - Walking The Dog Episode 16

Emily goes for a walk and a talk with magician Dynamo and his Newfoundland puppy Bunty - they chat about the challenges he faced growing up, the magical great-grandfather who kick started his career, the woman who keeps him grounded and they bump into a fellow celebrity dog walker on their travels! For more information, head to www.thetimes.co.uk


Best Bits - Walking The Dog

Emily revisits some of the highlights of all of her walks with celebrity pals and their dogs this year - and brings you some incredibly funny, revealing and touching off duty moments. A stroll with Gary Lineker and his Labrador Snoop, a wander through the woods with Alan Carr and his English setters, a ramble on Hampstead Heath with Jonathan Ross and his French bulldog Snowball as well as a long walk and talk with Sarah Millican and her dog Tuvok. And that’s before we’ve even got to...


Lee Mack - Walking The Dog Episode 15

Emily goes out to Bushy Park in London with comic Lee Mack and a rescue dog from The Dog’s Trust - a beautiful 3 year old collie cross called Livvy. Lee talks about growing up in a pub, meeting his wife Tara, becoming a comic, having ADHD and his first job as a stable boy for Red Rum. For more information, head to www.thetimes.co.uk


Russell Howard - Walking The Dog Episode 14

Emily goes out for a walk with comic Russell Howard and his Parson Jack Russell terrier, Archie. They talk about the thing that really makes him angry, why he can never wear a suit, inventing a voice for his dog, why he stopped working out and that time he tried therapy.


Matt Lucas - Walking The Dog Episode 13

Emily goes out for a stroll with comedian Matt Lucas and his two Labradors Milo and Hob - they talk about Matt’s childhood and the moment he realised he was going to be a comic, coming out, avoiding the red carpet, and why he’s not a fan of dogs on the bed! Discover more at www.thetimes.co.uk


Larry and George Lamb - Walking The Dog Episode 12

Emily goes out for a walk on Hampstead Heath with her Shih-Tzu puppy Raymond and guests Larry Lamb and his son George Lamb. They talk about the secret to being a good dad, the power of therapy, Jeremy Corbyn, what it feels like when you're told you're handsome, and George's secret message to Larry when he was in I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. For more information, visit www.thetimes.co.uk


Sarah Millican - Walking The Dog Episode 11

Emily goes out for a stroll in the park with comic Sarah Millican and her Schnoodle, Commander Tuvok. The pair discuss the power of starting your life over, why it's good to have a little cry, the importance of therapy and Sarah's brilliantly bizarre childhood imaginary dog! Discover more at www.thetimes.co.uk Music by www.richjarman.co.uk


Jimmy Carr - Walking The Dog Episode 10

Emily heads out for a summer stroll in north London with Jimmy Carr and his super-cute Yorkshire Terrier. The pair discuss the comedian's early family life, his thoughts on fame, and the secret to happiness. We also discover that when it comes to shoes, Jimmy knows his Louboutins from his Miu Miu's. Discover more at www.thetimes.co.uk Music by www.richjarman.co.uk