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Our Zoo
People have been known to bring home a stray dog or two, but a camel? When George Mottershead, an ex-serviceman still struggling to come to terms with the effects of the Great War, encounters the aging beast at a circus, he can’t resist adding it to his growing menagerie. Problem is, George, his wife and two daughters live with his parents in their cramped home above the family grocery store. Hardly the place for a camel, let alone George’s dream of building Britain’s first zoo without bars. Based on the true story of the Mottershead family, this six-part series follows George as he pursues his dream, packing up his clan and settling into a rambling, ramshackle estate in the country. From struggling to win over hostile neighbours, to coaxing two bears off a hillside and working out the best way to transport a dozen penguins, Our Zoo follows the ups and downs faced by the Mottershead family as they try to get George’s idea off the ground.
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Deeply affected by his war trauma and driven by his unique love of animals, George attempts to build his dream - a zoo without bars. (1 of 6)
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George attempts to rescue two Himalayan black bears from a cave in Matlock, while Reverend Webb is intent on uncovering what the Mottersheads are up to. (2 of 6)
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The family confront a barrage of hostility from the residents of Upton, but can a bunch of furry new arrivals at the zoo change their mind? (3 of 6)
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When a bear escape exposes the zoo's shortcomings, the Mottersheads organize a benefit to raise money. (4 of 6)
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George ventures to London for one last attempt to get planning permission. (5 of 6)
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Everything hangs in the balance as the Mottersheads prepare for the appeal that will decide the fate of the zoo. (6 of 6)

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