By Alexis Zegerman.
Alice spends her day recording animal sounds.
Ronnie spends his caring for reptiles.
When will they each start showing an interest in fellow human beings?
Alice's mum is gravely ill, aggravating the 30-something's worries about her own future.
Alice catalogues animal sounds for a sound effects library: not what you'd call a sociable job.
Ronnie owns a reptile shop full of creatures so repellent that customers have stopped coming in and the shop is on the brink of receivership.
On the personal front, he's not a hugely attractive specimen himself.
Things aren't looking good.
Then Alice arrives in the shop with her mother's tortoise.
She and Ronnie really don't hit it off.
She hates reptiles and loves fish.
He likes his fish battered and served with chips and tells her so.
But then a common cause and Ronnie's wily assistant, bring the two together.
Nature Commentary....Ben Crowe
Director Peter Kavanagh.