The Se­cret Life of the Zoo 8pm, Chan­nel 4

The Guardian - The Guide - - Television -

Olivia Col­man nar­rates a homely tour be­hind the scenes at Ch­ester Zoo. The zookeep­ers also com­men­tate ret­ro­spec­tively on the sto­ries that un­fold, like an an­i­mal ver­sion of 24 Hours in A&E, and en­joy­ment will be de­ter­mined by how cute you find the staff’s earnest emo­tional in­vest­ment. With­out them, it’s a na­ture film shot in a se­ries of bland pens and tanks. This week’s big un­known: can a trau­ma­tised black rhino fi­nally birth a healthy calf? JS

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