Based on a true story and airing in the UK last year, 1930’s set 6 part period drama Our Zoo will premiere on free to air TV via the ABC from Saturday 2 January 2016 at 7.30pm.
The series follows George Mottershead (played by Lee Ingleby) who gains new meaning in life when he rescues a quarantined monkey. It sparks off a major crusade for him – a dream to build Britain’s first zoo without bars.
With the help of his family parents Lucy (Anne Reid) and Albert Mottershead (Peter Wight), his loyal wife Lizzie (Liz White) and his daughters Mew (Amelia Clarkson) and June (Honor Kneafsey), George begins collecting animals.
Things move up a gear when George finds a crumbling estate in the country for sale, knowing it would be perfect for the zoo he persuades his father to sell the family business and buy the place.
Definitely worth watching, Our Zoo is a feel good family drama in the vein of All Creatures Great and Small and One By One.