Television

Zoo Time

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 8 (UK) 500+ x 25 minute episodes With videotape and film expensive, and technology limited in television until the early 1960s, the bulk of this animal information programme came in the form of live outside broadcasts. This approach overcame the problems inherent in introducing large and uncooperative animals(...)

Zoobilee Zoo

1 9 8 6 (USA) Seven Zooberrific animals came together for stories, songs and important life lessons on TV's Zoobilee Zoo. With a cast headed by Tony award winner Ben Vereen, the show was a vibrant, whimsical, musical extravaganza, filled with bright, colourful images and Emmy-winning costumes. Vereen played Mayor Ben, the kind-hearted leopard leader of the Zoobilee(...)

Zoom

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) Between Fanny Doodle, The Cat Came Back song, and Miss Mary Mac, kids learned more than just the zip code for Boston, Mass. (02134). This half-hour show was like the Stepford Children . . . A Boston-based PBS kids programme in which child prisoners (all wearing matching striped(...)

Zorro

Zorro

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 82 x 30 minute episodes "Out of the night, when the full moon is bright, Comes the horseman known as Zorro, This bold renegade carves a 'Z' with his blade, that stands for Zorro" Sometimes it's hard to find that heroic balance. Make him too tough, and(...)

Zorro and Son

1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived series from Walt Disney Productions aired on CBS on Wednesdays at 8pm and starred Henry Darrow as an aging Zorro with Paul Regina as his son, Don Carlos, who becomes Zorro Jr. A Police Squad-style take-off on the old adventure series, episodes relied heavily on(...)

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