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, with many changes—nuclear bombing of London, not present in the novel, is added—into a 1983 BBC Television serial by the scriptwriter Troy Kennedy Martin. The book 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
- Ian Greaves. "The Old Men at the Zoo (1983)". British Television Drama. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
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