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Acting the Goat is the first episode of series 2 of Victor and Hugo. It first aired on 11 September 1992. The brothers are hired to steal a ring from a famous actress named Wanda Nicetime, who is starring in a play at the Dreary Lane (a pun on Drury Lane) Theatre; they also end up becoming a part of the play themselves.


The brothers are hired by the actor Clint Crag to steal a ring from his fiancée, the famous actress Wanda Nicetime, who is starring in a play named "Grande Hotel" at the Dreary Lane (a pun on Drury Lane) Theatre; after they infiltrate the theatre by stowing away inside a laundry hamper (but they had initially intended to infiltrate the real Grande Hotel, where Nicetime was staying, in this manner), they end up becoming part of the play themselves as replacement can-can dancers and literally bring the house down, so they are sent to jail.

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  • Recording date: 6th January 1992.


  • Voices: Jimmy Hibbert, David Jason, Brian Trueman
  • Written by Jimmy Hibbert
  • Original Music: Dave Roylance, Bob Galvin
  • Design and Layout: Andy Roper, Jon Doyle, Paul Salmon, Stephen Simpson, Jez Hall
  • Supervised by Ben Turner
  • Storyboard: Vincent James, Stephen Simpson
  • Special Effects: Garry Owen, Jackie Mitchell, Roy Huckerby, David Birkinshaw
  • Backgrounds: Maggie Riley, Beverly Bush, Michelle Graney, Peter Hiller, Philip Jackson, Weston Samuels, Rosie Mafrici
  • Key Animators: Big Jack Bradley, Meryl Edge, Dave Livesey, Denise Heywood, Alistair Fell, Andy Wilson, Claire Grey, Malcolm McGookin, Adrian Bell
  • Animators: Les Brooksbank, Paul Greenall, Mair Thomas
  • Assistant Animators: Jennie Langley, Judy Pilsbury, Helen Michael, Steven A. Pleydell-Pearce, Craig Whittle, Steve Horrocks, Bob Sparkes, Karen Heywood, Helen Smith, Bill Tapp, Michael Whaite, Paul Jesper
  • Checkers: Laura Cosgrove, Sue Halliwell, Yasodha Huckerby, Beverly James, Katie Nutter
  • Colourist: Joan Jones
  • Cel Painters: Carla Abraham, Althea Deane, Marie Dembinski, Joyce Flowers, Helen Frazer, Mark Sulton, Gloria Vassiliou, Stefania Giani, Lynn Hardie, Andrea Hough, Christine Kershaw, Annie Place, Karl Scoble
  • Supervised by Lorriane Thomas, Laura Cosgrove
  • Xerox: Don Geering, Joan Simmons, Tony McAleese
  • Camera: Peter Kidd, Frank Hardie, Wendy Senior, Mark Sutton
  • Video Line Test: Phil Atack, Lesley White
  • Film Editor: Eilis Ward
  • Assistant Editor: Bob Ashton
  • Dubbing Mixer: John Wood
  • Animation Director: John Offord
  • Animation Checkers: Phil McMylor, Andy Bax
  • Pre-Production Co-ordinator: Ed Williams
  • Production Controller: Sian Thomas
  • Production Co-ordinator: Simon White
  • Post Production Manager: Chris Phillips
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley
  • Directed by Brian Cosgrove
  • A Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall Production
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd. MCMXCII