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The cast of the BBC drama Our Zoo describe what attracted them to their role and what it was like working with animals and the other cast members.
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GEORGE MOTTERSHEAD Played by Lee Ingleby
LIZZIE MOTTERSHEAD Played by Liz White
LUCY MOTTERSHEAD Played by Anne Reid
ALBERT MOTTERSHEAD Played by Peter Wight
BILLY ATKINSON Played by Ralf Little
MEW MOTTERSHEAD Played by Amelia Clarkson
JUNE MOTTERSHEAD Played by Honor Kneafsey
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Read the synopsis for each episode and watch catch up on iPlayer.
Learn more about George Mottershead, the founder of Chester Zoo, who dreamed of a zoo without bars.
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