The most exciting telly I’ve watched in ages

Lion cub at Longleat Safari ParkCall me sad, but I found myself watching Animal Park this morning, which usually bores me to tears. Today, though, Longleat Safari Park held an Escaped Animal Drill – only about three people in the entire park staff knew that it was a drill, and they had every single park keeper at emergency stations to look for a lion. The tension was palpable, even though the viewer knew it was a set up. It was wildly dramatic, and I was completely gripped.