With incredible single-mindedness, George Mottershead drove himself and his family to realise his ambition to transform a ramshackle house, on the outskirts of Chester, into a unique zoo that would change the way animals are kept for forever.
The drama follows George’s inspiring and challenging journey as he moves his wife, two young daughters and parents - along with a monkey and a parrot - into a draughty old stately home. With a derelict plot of land, mounting debts, no resources or manpower and a concerted campaign from the local villagers to halt George's plans entirely.
It’s a race against time for the Mottersheads to build and open their zoo before the harsh winter sets in - or the bailiffs arrive.
Our Zoo is a Big Talk Production for BBC One.
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