Beasts on the Lawn is a collection of Edwardian short stories by Saki (H. H. Munro) recycled and restaged in a modern-day gated community for the far-too-wealthy-for-their-own-good. The tales are woven together by the character of Clovis, a security guard. She recalls the events of strange days and long nights. The five stories are: "Tobermory", "The Interlopers", "Sredni Vashtar", and "Gabriel Ernest and Mrs Packletide's Tiger".
In 'Witness Statement', there's been a robbery and character comedian Nick Mohammed ('Reggie Perrin', 'Sorry I've Got No Head') dons a police helmet and takes statements. It's the start of term time in 'Lila', and second year student Lila is going to teach the freshers everything she knows. In 'Daniel Thornthwaite', Nick plays a wildlife expert on the edge of sanity in this fly-on-the-wall look at the making of a major new documentary series. In the final play, lifestyle guru 'Mr Swallow' presents his memory technique to a live studio audience.