Show one in series one of The Unbelievable Truth was first broadcast on Monday the 23rd of April 2007.

You join us for the first programme in a new series which has already been described by critics as ‘Show One’.


The domestic, or house, cat: a small carnivorous mammal related to the African wild cat.

According to folklore, a cat sleeping with all four paws underneath them is a sign that cold weather is on the way.

According to Hebrew folklore, cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God and God made a lion sneeze a cat.

When subjected to an electric current of at least 50 volts, a cat's tail always points towards the north.

The composer Brahms hated cats so much that he would sit at his window in Vienna and shoot at them with a homemade harpoon made out of a bow and arrow.

In 19th century Belgium, cats were used to deliver post until it was discovered cats lack the discipline for work.

Many people in history have detested cats.

This episode was produced by Jon Naismith. The chairman's script was written by Iain Pattinson.