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Our Zoo

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

George and Lizzie seek professional help from slick-talking lawyer Neville Murphy, but a frustrated George decides to argue the family's case himself. Lizzie is worried, not least because George's anger is further piqued when the aviary nets are cut. He seems to be losing a grip on what's important - June's fight at Sunday school barely elicits a response, while Mew is upset when he asks her to use her new job at Chester Council to gather information about the appeal.

Seeing how concerned Albert and Lucy are, Lizzie goes back to Neville Murphy and negotiates a deal for him to represent them. The appointed day of the hearing arrives but George, upset by Lizzie's betrayal and sensing he has lost his family's faith, steps away from the proceedings. Mew's intervention brings him back and triggers a cascade of revelations from Camilla and Reverend Webb, whose personal feelings for Lizzie undermine the prosecution's case. Following the hearing a final inspection is arranged, but the inspector remains tight-lipped about George's chances of securing the fate of the zoo. They must wait and wait, living off Mew's wages from the council, until finally the news is delivered. At last, Chester Zoo will get to open its doors. Show less


George Mottershead:
Lee Ingleby
Lizzie Mottershead:
Liz White
Billy Atkinson:
Ralf Little
Reverend Aaron Webb:
Stephen Campbell Moore
Lady Katherine Longmore:
Sophia Myles
Muriel Mottershead:
Amelia Clarkson
June Mottershead:
Honor Kneafsey
Albert Mottershead:
Peter Wight
Lucy Mottershead:
Anne Reid
Neville Kelly:
Jason Done
Faye Brookes
Dr Barnaby Ford:
Hugh Skinner
Sam Burles
Guy Henry
Archie Radler:
Tom Hardman
Mrs Pollard:
Sally Bankes
Ronald Tipping:
Jason Watkins
Mr Fowler:
Steve Cooper
Jonathan Cullen
Camilla Radler:
Hayley Carmichael
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer:
Luke Alkin
Executive Producer:
Kenton Allen
Executive Producer:
Matthew Justice
Executive Producer:
Adam Kemp
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Idea Originator:
Adam Kemp


Our Zoo

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