Mike Murphy spends a day as a zookeeper in Dublin Zoo where all is not as glamorous as he might think.

Mike Murphy has always wanted to work with animals and he gets to take on the work of a keeper at Dublin Zoo where he imagines himself in a certain light.

I see myself in the role of a rather attractive, debonaire zookeeper for a day.

Reporting for duty Mike's first job of the day is shoveling elephant dung. Next, it's on to feeding the sea lions and the hippos. Mike gets hands on with the snakes before releasing the tigers from their cage and feeding the gorillas. 

This episode of 'The Live Mike' was broadcast on 7 January 1983. The presenter is Mike Murphy.