Our Zoo: Episode 1
1/6 George attempts to build his dream - a zoo without bars.
First broadcast 3 September 2014
Frustrated by living with his wife and two daughters under his parents’ roof and tormented by his war trauma, George decides to change his life and put a bit of beauty back into the world.
Driven by his unique love of animals and unable to stand by while an unwanted squirrel monkey and a camel are put down in the quarantine bay at the docks, George houses the animals in his parent’s backyard.
His youngest daughter, June, immediately falls in love with them; but Lucy, his mother, quickly loses patience with George’s state of mind.
Watch a clip: "Behold the beast"