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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.

Starring

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

You can Buy the DVD here:

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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 3: Fighting Fund

Fighting Fund Title Shot

A heist of some very famous art pieces has taken place in Venice. A video of the terrorist group are holding these treasures for ransom to fund their terrorist activities. Harry Rule is adamant that this group must be stopped even if that means the loss of these famous art pieces.  The video plays as a clue for their location, which the Protectors must find quickly. As the terrorist get desperate the Protectors must stop them once and for all.

Personal Synopsis

The best episode so far in this season. The terrorist group is lead by a young David Suchet, also known as the best Poirot ever. This episode begins quick and stay exciting throughout.

Location

Venice

Starring

Original Air-Date: 5 October 1973

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by John Kruse

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Marquesa Visconti- Lisa Daniely

Dr. Blanco- Mischa De La Motte

Bishop- Hugh Morton

Professor Williams- Jack Lynn

Principessa Lilli- Gladys Spencer

Leo- David Suchet

Vincenzo- Ben Howard

Police Captain- Gino Melvazzi

Bank Manager- Sal Pantelone

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Baron Episode 23: The Edge of Fear

The Edge of Fear Title Shot

During an Air France flight, a man is found very sick and the doctor warns about the possibility of his illness being a case of typhoid. This was only a rouse and the doctor and ambulance driver are found dead after getting off the plane. After some suspicious activity at the antique shop, the effort has to be made to find out who is watching Mannering. A certain item of worldwide fame in the art world was stolen in Paris but this information has not been released to the public and the thieves cannot sell it without a proper art experts assessment to verify its authenticity. Mannering is asked to help verify this prized art piece for Lord Mountford an old client but dangers are abound with this job. Mannering does not want to corroborate but is forced to at gunpoint. It may be the real deal but there may first need to be a trial by fire.

Personal Synopsis

A good story about the missing mona lisa trying to be flogged to a rich aristocrat in England played by Ian Wheatley, who has cameos throughout the ITC collection of TV shows including a favourite The Adventures of Robin Hood. This glimpse into the backend story of stolen art being sold on the black market is fun and entertaining.

Starring

Original Air-date: 1 March 1967

Directed by Quentin Lawrence

Written by Dennis Spooner

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia Winfield- Sue Lloyd

Kent Jordan- William Franklyn

Colbert- Willoughby Goddard

Lord Mountford- Alan Wheatley

Cerdan- John Abineri

Foster- Gerald Sim

Richards- David Cargill

Dr. Poulton- Paul Dawkins

Dr. Summers- David Beale

Air Hostess- Dafna Dan

Coleman- John Gatrell

You can Buy the DVD here:

The Baron DVD