The BBC today announced the launch of a new and controversial documentary entitled 'Gay Pride'. The six-part series will follow in the mincing footsteps of gay lions in the heart of Africa.
In a break with tradition Alan Carr will provide the narration, in place of the revered David Attenborough.
The first episode will focus on the many challenges faced by queer lions on the plains. Between foraging for salad and hunting only lean zebras, the lions spend much of their time grooming. One lion in particular has a knack for making the manes look bouffant and his services are in high demand.
The size of the pride is growing weekly. Whenever a new lion strays into the territory the dominant male goes to challenge him. Before long the newcomer is being mauled and gently nibbled. Within minutes he has been mounted and his acceptance to the gay pride is complete.
Alan Carr said "For too long gay animals have been dismissed, or shot. When I was asked to do this programme I was over the moon. To bring the plight of my fellow queer animals to the nation was a dream come through."
"I'm definitely feline good about it all" he cackled.
The second episode will follow the lions as they attempt to give lifestyle advice to the lionesses, and improve their self-esteem.