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The Zoo TV Series

About the Work

Giles Packham writes the score and composed the theme tune to the The Zoo TV Series. The popular programme takes viewers behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo following the dedicated men and women who take care of the 600 plus exotic animals who live there.

With 68 episodes broadcast to date consisting of seven seasons and five one hour specials, The Zoo has become a favourite with audiences across the generations.

Viewers not only get up close and personal with the many beautiful, exotic and often critically endangered animals in the zoo, but also join the keepers on the journey of taking care of them; from day to day life and animal husbandry to the excitement of births, deaths and unexpected emergencies.

Over the last six seasons, Giles’ carefully crafted score for The Zoo has mirrored the highs and the lows of life in the Zoo. It has echoed the tension lived by zoo keepers as they make difficult decisions about a sick animals, accompanied a penguin chick as she takes her first swim, and brought tears of joy with the birth of a baby elephant.

The series has been nominated for an IFTA in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015. Series 7 will be broadcast later in 2017

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