‘Our Zoo’ Cast List: Full Lineup for BBC One’s New Six-Part Drama

Mew Mottershead (AMELIA CLARKSON), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE), Albert Mottershead (PETER WIGHT) and George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY) - Image Credit: BBC/Big Talk/Robert Viglasky

Mew Mottershead (AMELIA CLARKSON), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE), Albert Mottershead (PETER WIGHT) and George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY) – Image Credit: BBC/Big Talk/Robert Viglasky

Here we have the full cast line-up for BBC One’s new six-part drama Our Zoo, which begins airing on Wednesday the 3rd of September at 9:00pm. The series is based on the real life story of the Mottershead family, who back in the 1930’s, established Chester Zoo.

Our Zoo Complete Cast List by Episode of First Appearance

Episode 1

Character – Actor/Actress

George Mottershead – Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently, White Heat, Crooked House, The Street)

Lizzie Mottershead – Liz White (From There to Here, Life On Mars, The Fixer, A Thing Called Love)

Lucy Mottershead – Anne Reid (Last Tango In Halifax, Dinnerladies, Ladies of Letters, Coronation Street)

Albert Mottershead – Peter Wight (The Paradise, Monday Monday, Party Animals, Early Doors)

Muriel Mottershead – Amelia Clarkson (All Stars, Jane Eyre, The Assets)

June Mottershead – Honor Kneafsey (Abducted, Scrubber, Black Work)

Billy Atkinson – Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe, Married Single Other)

Reverend Aaron Webb – Stephen Campbell Moore (Hunted, Titanic, Ashes to Ashes, He Knew He Was Right)

Lady Katherine Longmore – Sophia Myles (Spooks, Moonlight)

Casper Butterfield – Richard Bremmer (Dead Man Weds)

Christopher – Parry Glasspool (Hollyoaks Later)

Archie Radler – Tom Hardman

Camilla Radler – Hayley Carmichael

Mr John Pollard – Gary Davis

Mr Ernest Fowler – Steve Cooper (In the Flesh)

Celia – Elizabeth Rider (Doctors, The Lakes)

Barlow – Karl Collins (The Bill, Grease Monkeys)

Alice – Rose Reynolds (The World’s End)

Fenchwood – Jonathan Cullen (Outnumbered)

Land Agent – Charlie De’Ath (WPC 56, The Last Detective)

Young Boy – Harvey Chaisty

Auctioneer – Hugh Simon (Spooks)

Drinker – Neil Bell (Downton Abbey)

Mew Mottershead (AMELIA CLARKSON) with Lady Katherine (SOPHIA MYLES) - Image Credit: BBC/Big Talk/Robert Viglasky

Mew Mottershead (AMELIA CLARKSON) with Lady Katherine (SOPHIA MYLES) – Image Credit: BBC/Big Talk/Robert Viglasky

Episode 2

Doctor Barnaby Ford  – Hugh Skinner (W1A, Tess of the D’Urbervilles)

Gascoigne – Simon Lowe (4 O’Clock Club, Bodies)

Ronald Tipping – Jason Watkins (W1A, Trollied, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies)

Frankie – Faye Brookes

Ted Lacey – Nigel Betts (Emmerdale, You, Me & Them, Grease Monkeys)

Polly Ford – Jessica Ransom (Doc Martin, The Armstrong and Miller Show)

 

Episode 3

Henning – Richard Ridings (Fat Friends, Common As Muck)

Mrs. Pollard – Sally Bankes (World Without End, Hoof and Safety with Nuzzle and Scratch)

Mrs Hogg – June Williams

 

Episode 4

Lady Daphne Goodwin – Celia Imrie (Love & Marriage, Kingdom, After You’ve Gone, Dinnerladies)

Lady Hughes – Alice Orr-Ewing

Janitor – John Draycott

Secretary – Shari Fox

 

Episode 5

Sidney Kane – Matt Sutton

Aldous Whittleington-Smith – Jack Fox (Fresh Meat, Privates)

Sir Arthur Addison – James Wilby (Titanic – TV Series)

Land Agent – Peter Slater (Ideal)

 

Episode 6

Keene – Guy Henry (New Worlds, Holby City, The Chase)

Norman – Sam Burles

Gail – Charlie Langdell

Kelly – Jason Done (Waterloo Road, Where the Heart Is)

Barbara – Isobel Steele

Harriet – Aisling Jarrett-Gavin (Freak)

 

Behind the Scenes: Episode 4 Filming

Prior to starring in Our Zoo, lead cast member Lee Ingleby was probably best known for playing DS John Bacchus in the BBC One crime-drama Inspector George Gently. The 38-year-old actor has also appeared in such TV series as ‘Soldier, Soldier’, ‘The Street’, ‘Life on Mars’, ‘The Crimson Field‘, ‘Quirke‘ and ‘Luther’.

Our Zoo is a Big Talk Production for BBC One.

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