A drama series about the family who founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.
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 George Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Lizzie Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 June Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Lucy Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Albert Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Muriel Mottershead (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Billy Atkinson (6 episodes, 2014)
Hayley Carmichael ...
 Camilla Radler (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Reverend Aaron Webb (6 episodes, 2014)
Tom Hardman ...
 Archie Radler (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Lady Katherine Longmore (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Frankie (5 episodes, 2014)
Sally Bankes ...
 Mrs. Pollard (5 episodes, 2014)
Gary Davis ...
 Mr. John Pollard (4 episodes, 2014)
Steve Cooper ...
 Mr. Ernest Fowler (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ronald Tipping (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Dr. Barnaby Ford (4 episodes, 2014)
Jessica Ransom ...
 Mrs. Polly Ford (4 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan Cullen ...
 Fenchwood (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Barlow (2 episodes, 2014)
Shari Fox ...
 Secretary (2 episodes, 2014)
Simon Lowe ...
 Gascoigne (2 episodes, 2014)
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A drama series about the family who founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

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Lee Ingleby and Liz White went on to appear together in Life On Mars. In the finale of it's sequel series, Ashes to Ashes, it transpires that he murders her character. See more »

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The clergyman would have been referred to as either 'Rector' or Vicar' or else 'Mr' ['Father' if high Church]. 'Reverend' is actually a description not a title. See more »

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Excellent Series Our Zoo
8 October 2014 | by (DEVON) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this series from start to finish. The plot, storyline and portrayal of the characters was excellent. The fact that this dramatization was based on a true story made it all the more remarkable and unique. The setting was beautiful and the animals were believable for the out start of a zoo for that time period. The wardrobe and costumes were also exquisite especially at the Charity Ball. The characters themselves were likable and you could connect with each of the family members and their supportive friends. The actors were so well chosen and represented their roles perfectly. The script was well written and enhanced the storyline so well. My admiration goes to the writers and producers for putting together such a brilliant adaptation of this true story. I'm disappointed that the series has ended and feel there must be more to the on going story or tales of the zoo after it was officially opened.


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