One by One
Zoo vet series shot at Jimmy Clubb & Sally Chipperfields world famous circus farm
in the Cotswolds.
Adventures with lots of animals!
The series had some faults but the chance to
work with circus people - particularly Jimmy Clubb, was far too good to miss.
The whole zoo vet story line was interesting
because it took me into a world of wild animal training - you can buy lion cubs
for £50 each so with for £300 you have the basis of a circus act! If you then
spend hundreds of hours teaching, loving, training them then after a while you
have a circus act worth £5000!
Jimmy Clubb joined he circus as a young man and
learned from the bottom up how to become a wild animal trainer. A pupil of the
famous Dick Chipperfield he married Sally and the pair of them toured their own
circus around the UK for many years.
Jimmy is now famous for supplying trained
animals for commercials, films and television productions and was the central
figure behind One by One - without him the series could not have had the success
Peter Gilmore played Ben Bishop the Circus
owner and it was a pleasure to work with him again.
Peter makes it all look so easy - he is an
excellent actor who quickly learned from Jimmy how to make it 'appear' he could
control circus horses doing their routines, elephants doing their acts, and
working with all sorts of wild animals....?