The Zoo Gang Season 1 Episode 3: African Misfire

An art collection of an exiled African General is stolen which was to be used for a charity auction. The Zoo Gang have connections that could help the General find the thieves.  Narrowing down their search, the gang finds a twist to these robberies that spark their curiosity. The General still needs the auction to take place to help his countrymen by in Africa. It becomes clear that the auction was not the priority and that the money would be used for other unknown reasons.

Personal Synopsis

In this episode, is the adventure of an art heist with a pool dipping African general. The story is thinly veiled but fun to watch. Kieron Moore , an ITC regular, adds to the already amazing cast. There is a play on stereotypes with the gun smuggling african general but I believe the characters, particularly the General’s, are strong and demand respect. A great episode.


Original Air-Date:  19 April 1974

Directed by Sidney Hayers

Written by Peter Yeldham

Thomas ‘The Elephant’ Devon- John Mills

Stephen ‘The Fox’ Halliday- Brian Keith

Manouche ‘The Leopard’ Roget- Lilli Palmer

Alec ‘The Tiger” Marlowe- Barry Morse

Lt. Georges Roget- Michael Petrovitch

Jill Burton- Seretta Wilson

Jombote- Earl Cameron

Major- Edward Cast

General Naganda- Nathan Dambuza

Jacques Picard- Kieron Moore

Ferrand- Leonard Trolley

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