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20091018 BT=0100 (BBC7) A seriously disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20100821 (BBC7)A seriously disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show. Bernard Pomerance's touching drama stars Gerard Murphy.
20100822 (BBC7)A seriously disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20060702 BT=1300 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20060702 BT=2200 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20060703 BT=0500 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20070225 BT=1300 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20070225 BT=2200 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20070226 BT=0500 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man called John Merrick was rescued from a Victorian freak show.
20080601 BT=1000 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man was rescued from a Victorian freak show. Starring Gerard Murphy.
20080601 BT=2000 (BBC7)The touching tale of how a seriously disfigured man was rescued from a Victorian freak show. Starring Gerard Murphy.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900331] Unknown: Bernard Pomerance.

Unknown: Gerrard Murphy

Unknown: Jeremy Clyde

Unknown: Charles Kay

Unknown: Anna Massey.

Unknown: John Merrick

Song: Colin Snell.

Directed By: David Hitchinson

John Merrick: Gerrard Murphy

Frederick Treves: Jeremy Clyde

Carr Gomm: Charles Kay

Mrs Kendall: Anna Massey

Ross: John Hollis

Bishop: John Baddeley

Sandwich: Jennifer Piercey

Porter: Michael Tudor-Barnes

Lord John: Philip Sully

Duchess: Diana Olsson

Countess: Joan Walker

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As Southwood Zoo faces bankruptcy, what future for assistant head keeper Terry Lyon?

Peter Serafinowicz stars in DA Barham's sitcom about the life of Terry Lyon, an elephant keeper at his local zoo. He gets on better with animals than people. As the zoo lurches towards bankruptcy, his future looks bleak. Co-stars Chris Emmet as Leonard.

DA Barham - alias Debbie Ann - used her gently gender-obscured writing name. Aged just 15, she'd sent in scripts to BBC comedy programmes. In 2003 she tragically died from heart failure due to anorexia, aged only 26. In her short, brilliant comedy career, she'd written for The News Huddlines, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Weekending, Loose Ends, as well as big names like Bob Monkhouse, Graham Norton, Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson.

Produced by Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

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

Peter Serafinowicz stars in DA Barham's sitcom about the life of Terry Lyon, an elephant keeper at his local zoo. He gets on better with animals than people. As the zoo lurches towards bankruptcy, his future looks bleak. Co-stars Chris Emmet as Leonard.

DA Barham - alias Debbie Ann - used her gently gender-obscured writing name. Aged just 15, she'd sent in scripts to BBC comedy programmes. In 2003 she tragically died from heart failure due to anorexia, aged only 26. In her short, brilliant comedy career, she'd written for The News Huddlines, Spitting Image, The News Quiz, Weekending, Loose Ends, as well as big names like Bob Monkhouse, Graham Norton, Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson.

Produced by Richard Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

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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.

Southwood Zoo has tax problems and inept staff. Can the National Lottery help? Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

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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.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

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There is a new arrival at Southwood Zoo and Terry must mark his territory. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

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

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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.

Leonard and Adam go to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear and the zoo's future. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

Leonard and Adam go to Frankfurt for the sake of the polar bear and the zoo's future. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

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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.

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

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1996.

Valentine's Day approaches and some of the zoo staff are keen to find romance. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From September 1996.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in September 1996.

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

Terry's bank balance is redder than a baboon's bottom, so he starts a paper round. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From October 1996.

Terry's bank balance is redder than a baboon's bottom, so he starts a paper round. Stars Peter Serafinowicz. From October 1996.

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.

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

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in October 1996.