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BBC One has announced the cast for its new drama series Our Zoo.

Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingleby will star as George Mottershead, an ex-serviceman with a dream to build the first British zoo without bars.

Life On Mars star Liz White is cast as his wife Lizzie, while Ralf Little will play her mischievous brother Billy Atkinson.

Anne Reid, Sophia Myles, Peter Wight and Stephen Campbell-Moore will also feature in the upcoming drama.

Our Zoo is based on the true story of the eccentric Mottershead family, who established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

Written by award-winning playwright Matt Charman, the series will be produced by Marcus Wilson (Doctor Who).

Our Zoo has begun principal photography and will air on BBC One in late 2014.

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