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Episode #106H

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

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 tightlipped 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #105H

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

After the embarrassment Lady Katherine suffered at the benefit, she remains in hiding while the Mottersheads digest the news that their planning permission has been denied. With no money coming in and little chance of opening the zoo, George and Lizzie take the heartbreaking decision to sell one of the bears. But when George learns that Lady Katherine's nephew is the assistant to the deputy minister of health, who approves planning permission appeals, he pleads with Katherine for help. Although her family have turned their backs on her, Katherine realises this is the Mottersheads' only hope and relents. Mew takes the bold move to find a job outside of the zoo and begs a nervous Archie to teach her to type. June attempts to convince the residents of Upton that the zoo isn't as bad as they fear by offering free camel rides in the village - with disastrous consequences - and Lucy detects that Eve the bear is pregnant. Will George get back in time for the birth of the bear cubs and, most importantly, can he convince Sir Arthur to grant them an appeal?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #104H

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

June watches terrified as Albert hands George a rifle - Adam, the male bear, has escaped and is heading for Upton. George and Billy manage to track him down and bring him home, but during the struggle George receives a bad wound to his shoulder. Dr Ford treats George's injury but the event has disturbed June, George knows he has to finish the bear enclosure before something more serious happens. However, with the bank refusing to lend him any more money, George concocts an idea to organise a charity benefit after a chance encounter with the eccentric Lady Goodwin. As the family prepare for the glamorous benefit in the ballroom at Selborne Hall - hosted by Lady Katherine - Camilla gathers signatures for an anti-zoo petition to deliver to the council. Lady Goodwin has invited all her wealthy friends. George and Albert have rehearsed their sales pitches and Lucy prepares the food. However, a dark secret from Lady Katherine threatens to unravel all their good intentions, while Reverend Webb - chastened by the family's efforts and his growing attraction to Lizzie - delivers a message to George that seals the fate of the zoo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Episode #103H

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

As the family nurse Eve the female bear back to health, opposition to the zoo ratchets up when an animal is spotted on land close to Oakfield. Although the sighting turns out to be a false alarm, Webb and Camilla galvanise Upton into holding a community meeting to stop the zoo. George sees this as an opportunity to pitch their vision and win the village over with their passion and enthusiasm, but Lucy warns him against it. George leads his family into battle to convince Upton that a zoo is exactly what it needs. But despite his good intentions George is shouted down and ridiculed. The next day a despondent George is beavering away single-handedly on a new bear enclosure when he receives an unexpected visit from Gascoigne, a journalist from the Chester Herald, who is writing a piece on the zoo. Lizzie encourages George to see this as positive publicity, so George gives Gascoigne the grand tour of the chaotic grounds while the rest of the family race to get the new birds into the aviary in time. Meanwhile a reluctant June starts her first day at school, leaving Mew to feed and care for the animals, much to her distaste. But watching her dad in action she begins to understand what the animals mean to him and her barriers come down. The family are devastated when the newspaper article portrays themas misguided and incapable, but Billy brings a delightful surprise to Upton that may finally win over the hearts of the locals... a dozen penguins.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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