Sunday, 31 August 2014

BBC1 Drama 'Our Zoo'

I'm sure by now you've seen the TV adverts for the exciting new BBC1 drama 'Our Zoo' which hits our screens this coming Wednesday, 3rd September at 9pm.

What you may not realise is that this fantastic new show will feature our very own Faye Brookes.

She does actually appear in the trailer but only the very observant will have spotted her in one of the final scenes, dressed in a camel coat and a beret.

Faye will join an all star cast and have a recurring role in the show playing Frances Arber, better known as Frankie.

Just in case you've been living under a rock and have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a brief synopsis:

OUR ZOO is based on the inspiring real story of the Mottershead family who established Chester Zoo in the 1930s. 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.

The link below will take you to a 31 PAGE PDF report detailing every part of the show, from the story and cast, to the history of Chester zoo.


Towards the bottom of that report it gives the cast for each individual episode and it appears Faye's character 'Frankie' first appears in episode 2. The good news is, her part in the show grows with the story and as you'll see she's in every subsequent episode.

I'm hoping to ask Faye some questions about what it was like filming her first major TV role very soon so watch this space.

For now, check out the trailer below and don't forget to tune in to BBC1 on Wednesday 3rd September (FAYE'S BIRTHDAY) at 9pm. You'd be mad to miss it, looks to me like it's going to be one of the best shows of 2014.

No comments:

Post a Comment