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02It Could Be The Zoo1996090320190315 (BBC7)
20190316 (BBC7)

Tax problems and incompetent staff are just two of Southwood Zoo's problems.

But the National Lottery is designed to come to the aid of such hopeless causes.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Geoff McGivern as George, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Maureen, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie and Wayne Forester as Morse.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

Southwood Zoo has tax problems and inept staff. Can the National Lottery help?

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

03Keeper V Keeper1996091020190322 (BBC7)
20190323 (BBC7)

There's a new arrival at the zoo and Terry must mark his territory.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Geoff McGivern as George, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Maureen, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie and Wayne Forester as Morse.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

There is a new arrival at Southwood Zoo and Terry must mark his territory.

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

04While The Cat's Away1996091720190329 (BBC7)
20190330 (BBC7)

Leonard and Adam head off to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear's future - and the zoo's!

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Geoff McGivern as George, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Maureen, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie and Wayne Forester as Morse.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

Leonard and Adam go to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear and the zoo's future.

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

05All Features Great And Small1996092420190405 (BBC7)
20190406 (BBC7)

Valentine's Day approaches and some of the zoo staff are keen to find romance.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie, Wayne Forester as Spike, Nicola Walker as Sammy, Jane Dolamore as Elsa and Alistair McGowan as Barry Norman and David Attenborough.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1996.

Valentine's Day approaches and some of the zoo staff are keen to find romance.

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

Valentine's Day approaches and some of the zoo staff are keen to find romance.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie, Wayne Forester as Spike, Nicola Walker as Sammy, Jane Dolamore as Elsa and Alistair McGowan as Barry Norman and David Attenborough

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

06Labour Pains1996100120190412 (BBC7)
20190413 (BBC7)

Terry's bank balance is redder than a baboon's bottom, so he decides to take on a paper round as well.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie, Wayne Forester as Vem and Debra Stephenson as the Waitress.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.

Terry's bank balance is redder than a baboon's bottom, so he starts a paper round.

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

07Age Concern1996100820190419 (BBC7)
20190420 (BBC7)

With the big three-o looming, zookeeper Terry is desperate to recapture his youth.

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam and Joanna Monro as Stephanie.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.

With the big three-o looming, zookeeper Terry is desperate to recapture his youth.

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

08Early Closing Day1996101520190426 (BBC7)
20190427 (BBC7)

The Elephant Man was created by Debbie Barham. Under the pen-name D.A. Barham, she gently obscured her gender and youth to send scripts to BBC comedy programmes.

In 2003 Debbie Barham (1976 - 2003) tragically died from heart failure, due to anorexia, aged only 26. In her short, waspishly brilliant comedy writing life she had written for The News Huddlines, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Weekending, Loose Ends and for Bob Monkhouse, Graham Norton, Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson amongst others.

Terry Lyon, assistant head keeper of struggling Southwood Zoo. His boss is the formidable 'management-speaking' Miss Stonewick and the head keeper in the taciturn Scot, Leonard. Terry is going through a divorce, his ex - Margaret - is now in a relationship with his friend Richard. He has had to move back in with his parents.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

What will become of the animals, and the staff, when the zoo goes up for sale?

Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo.

What will become of the animals, and staff, when the zoo goes up for sale?

Debbie Barham's eight-part sitcom about the life of an elephant zoo keeper.

Starring Peter Serafinowicz as Terry Lyon, Chris Emmet as Leonard, Richard Pearce as Adam, Joanna Monro as Stephanie, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Maureen, Geoff McGivern as George, Wayne Forester as Mr Bull and Debra Stephenson as the Secretary.

Producer: Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.