‘Cat Wars’ Documentary Coming to BBC One this September

Silvana is mad about cats. She has 51 cats based in her home-come-rescue centre in Kent. She has won awards for her rescue work and even travels to Italy to try and help with neutering schemes there. - Image Credit: BBC/Landmark Films/Christopher Amess

Silvana is mad about cats. She has 51 based in her home-come-rescue centre in Kent. She has won awards for her rescue work and even travels to Italy to try and help with neutering schemes there. – Image Credit: BBC/Landmark Films/Christopher Amess

This September on BBC One see’s a special one off documentary which takes a look at the feline divide, those who love our four-legged friends and those who strangely see them as a pest.

Cat Wars will introduce us to these two extremes of people, each with their contrasting, but equally strong opinion on the feisty feline.

First up there’s Somerset retiree Joe, who’s desperately trying to defend his property from fouling invaders. Following years of effort attempting to protect his prize vegetable patch, Joe is now seeking the services of self-professed cat deterrent expert, Dave Jones. Equipped with an array of gadgets, will Dave’s techniques make any difference? With the UK’s cat population now estimated at over 10 million residents, could the pair be fighting a losing battle?

There are 100,000s of cats in care in the UK across multiple charities and organisations. - Image Credit: BBC/Landmark Films/Christopher Amess

There are 100,000’s of cats in care in the UK across multiple charities and organisations. – Image Credit: BBC/Landmark Films/Christopher Amess

On the seemingly more sensible side of the debate, we have the pro-cat alliance: those who love cats and those who REALLY love cats. Balancing things out, the show takes us to meet Silvana and her 51 cats, and Helen, who likes taking her prized pets out for a ‘walk’ in a baby buggy.

Meanwhile in Birmingham, a community of elderly residents have been divided by an incumbent clowder of feral cats. While half want to evict the furry freeloaders, the rest have become understandably attached to the colony. But will the two sides be able to reach a compromise?

The programme will also be visiting Southampton to investigate a case of disappearing meals. There Annie and her cat Buster have been receiving nocturnal house calls from a mystery visitor, helping themselves to Buster’s dinner. With a state-of-the-art security cat flap already installed, how is this cat burglar pulling off these audacious heists?

When is Cat Wars on TV?

The air date and time for Cat Wars has now been officially set for Tuesday 23 September at 10:35pm on BBC One, with cat-ch up available online via BBC iPlayer.

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