The Old Men at the Zoo
First edition cover
|Published||1961 by Secker and Warburg|
The Old Men at the Zoo is a novel written by Angus Wilson, first published in 1961 by Secker and Warburg, and by Penguin books in 1964. It was adapted into a 1983 BBC Television serial by scriptwriter Troy Kennedy Martin. It deals with events immediately preceding a nuclear attack on London during a (presumably) limited nuclear war, which results in the imposition of a later post-apocalyptic pan-European dystopian dictatorship, until rescue arrives for the prisoners at the zoo, transformed into a concentration camp.
- Stuart Wilson as Simon Carter
- Marius Goring as Emile Englander
- Andrew Cruickshank as Mr Sanderson
- Toria Fuller as Martha Carter
- Barry Stanton as Strawson
- Robert Morley as Lord Godmanchester
- Robert Urquhart as Sir Robert Falcon
- John Phillips as Dr Charles Langley-Beard
- Richard Wordsworth as Matthew Price
- Priscilla Morgan as Mrs Purrett
- Maurice Denham as Dr Edwin Leacock
- Shelagh Fraser as Diana Price
- Jan Harvey as Harriet Leacock
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