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The Zoo Gang: African Misfire (S1EP3 ITV Fri 19 Apr 1974, with Earl Cameron)



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In African Misfire a deposed African President’s highly valuable art collection is stolen just before it is to be auction in the south of France. There are unexpected developments when the Zoo Gang steal it back again and discover that the thief is one of Manouche’s oldest and dearest friends, Jacques Picard.

The Zoo Gang believe the proceeds were to go towards flood and famine relief but Picard has discovered that General Naganda intends to use the money to buy a mercenary army to take back control of the country.

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 19 April 1974 at 7.30pm

Writer: Peter Yeldham / Director: Sidney Hayers

Series: The Zoo Gang Season 1, Episode 3

Brian Keith as Stephen Halliday
John Mills as Tommy Devon
Lilli Palmer as Manouche Roget
Barry Morse as Alec Marlowe
Michael Petrovitch as Lt Georges Roget
Seretta Wilson as Jill Burton
Nathan Dambuza as General Naganda
Earl Cameron as Jombote
Leonard Trolley as Ferrand
Edward Cast as Major