BBC drama: Our Zoo - Chester Zoo

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"

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