Dave Whyte's first foray into the world of animation arrived with TalkbackThames satirical comedy Monkey Dust, which initially screened on the opening night of BBC3 before being transferred to BBC2. Dave headed up a small team of in-house animators, directing the recurring First Time Cottager, along with many other one-off sketches.

Following his work on all three series of Monkey Dust, Dave was asked to devise the menu navigation and produce the 3D animation for the DVD release of the first series.

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Monkey Dust First Time Cottager On Holiday. Geoff visits Rio in an attempt to pop his cottaging cherry     Duration: 4:54     Director/3D Background Designer: Dave Whyte     2D Animators: Simon Bancroft/Steve Lenton

 

Monkey Dust First Time Cottager On The Moors. The wilds of Exmoor are the setting for this American Werewolf In London parody     Duration: 4:08     Director/3D: Dave Whyte     2D Animators: Simon Bancroft/Steve Lenton

Monkey Dust Lesbian Show sketch     Duration: 0:53     Director/3D Background Designer: Dave Whyte     2D Background Designer: Andrew Rae     2D Animator: Simon Bancroft

Monkey Dust It's Snow Joke. Sketch depicting the chaos Britain descends into at the first sign of snow     Duration: 0:31     Director/3D Backround Designer/2D Animator: Dave Whyte

Monkey Dust Car Factory. A partial parody of an advert, this sketch also satirises the then topical news story of a racial quota scandal at a UK car plant     Duration: 0:54     Director/3D: Dave Whyte     2D Animator: Simon Bancroft

Monkey Dust War Crimes Trial. A satire of the Hague court cases of seemingly indefensible war criminals that occured in the early 00s     Duration: 0:38     Director/3D Background Designer: Dave Whyte     2D Animator: Jimeno Farfan

Monkey Dust Mental Chess. A man carefully converses with his somewhat highly strung partner via the visual metaphor of a game of Chess. Unsuccessfully     Duration: 1:31     3D: Dave Whyte     Director/2D Animator: Steve May

Monkey Dust Mental Chess. A man carefully converses with his somewhat highly strung partner via the visual metaphor of a game of Chess. Unsuccessfully     Duration: 1:10     3D: Dave Whyte     Director/2D Animator: Steve May

Monkey Dust Series 1 DVD menu navigation. Intro to the main menu, followed by 'Play All' animation     Duration: 0:25     Director/Animator: Dave Whyte

Monkey Dust Series 1 DVD menu navigation. 'Episode Select' intro, followed by sub-menu animation     Duration: 0:50     Director/Animator: Dave Whyte