CTVA UK - "African Patrol" (Gross-Krasne)(1957-58) starring John Bentley

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Gross-Krasne Productions:-
"Big Town" (1950-56)
  "Mayor of the Town" (1954-55)   "O.Henry Playhouse" (1957)    "Glencannon" (UK, 1957-58)
 "The Lone Wolf" (US, 1954-55)  "The Pursuers" (UK, 1961-62)
"Adventures of a Jungle Boy" (1957)   "African Patrol" (1958-59)
African Patrol
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
George Orphanidys (Yorgo2@aol.com)
Julian Grainger <Julian.Grainger@bfi.org.uk>
D.W. McGregor

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Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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AFRICAN PATROL
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Kenya Productions, Ltd.
Gross-Krasne, Inc.
Republic Pictures Corporation
Executive Producers Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne
Produced and Directed by George Breakston
[Internet Movie Database say produced by Michael Sadlier - THIS IS WRONG!]
UK-Africa Police series 1958-59  39 episodes x 30 min (37 listed here)
starring
John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
AfricanPatrol.jpg (55729 bytes)
Filmed entirely on location in Kenya, East Africa.

Films Archived at:
CANAL+image, Pinewood Studios, England

email from : Pam Stanton <pamstanton@supanet.com> Sent: 02 June 2005
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late father, Gerry Loftus
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my elderly mother. please can you help me in my task .
Yours Pam Stanton.
email from: Helen Pearson <helenpearson@mail.com> Sent: 27 September 2011 
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late Uncle Gerry Loftus,
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my family. please can you help me in my task .
yours Helen Pearson.

*Note: This is NOT the same Gerry Loftus, who worked for Granada Television in the early 1960's as a Sports journalist.

############## African Patrol ################
############# season 1958-59 ###############
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All episodes dated 1Jan58 on U.S. copyright notice

  1.xx [--] African Patrol: BODANGO GOLD
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
26Apr58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
The strange stabbing of an old hobo in a Nairobi back street sends
Inspector Derek in search of a "Veiled Moslem Woman" named as the
killer by an eye-witness. His search takes him to an old abandoned
farm which has been "salted" with gold.

1.02 [--] African Patrol: MISSING DOCTOR
prod. no. 802
7Sep58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
A delicate operation is performed to save a young woman's life - but it's too late. In his grief the husband blames
the doctor and arranges with some thugs for the doctor to be kidnapped and then murdered. They seize their chance when
the doctor is called away on a mercy mission to a village near Zanzibar stricken with plague.

1.03 [--] African Patrol: GHOST COUNTRY
prod. no. 803
30Nov58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Peter Dyneley
Inspector Derek hears a dying man claim he is being strangled by a
woman many miles away. After some questioning, Derek learns that
the dying man's brother had drowned a month earlier. Derek suspects
murder. [G.O.]

1.04 [--] African Patrol: SNAKE IN THE GRASS
prod. no. 804
28Dec58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
A beautiful woman causes jealousy and finally murder in a remote
trading post. Inspector Derek picks up the killer's trail and sets
out in pursuit. [G.O.]
 
1.05 [--] African Patrol: THE BABOON LAUGHED [BFI]
prod. no.805
5Apr58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
22Jan59 [uk] Tyne-Tees
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Dorinda Stevens ........... Helen Gibson
Peter Dyneley ............. Robert Gibson
Conrad Phillips ........... Raymond Larsen
Alan Tarlton .............. Alan Tarlton (recurring)
Synopsis:
A husband, his wife and his male secretary are out on safari. The husbband
is insanely jealous of his wife. The secretary is in love with her and she
hates her brutal husband. The secretary is trampled to death by an enraged
elephant. Was it accident or murder?

1.xx [--] African Patrol: LOST
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
3May58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
10May58 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Sat 8:00 pm
9Apr59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Thur 7:00 pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Alan Tarlton ............. Alan Tarlton (recurring)
Monica Stevenson ......... Ann Storm
Peter Hobbes ............. Stingo
David Oxley .............. Les
Charles Ollington ........ Tom
Dervis Ward .............. Morgan
Dick Herbine ............. Cobner
Bunny Sykes .............. Hotel Clerk
Sheila Wingfield ......... Woman
Sue Kaplan ............... Dancer
Ann Storm arrives in Nairobi to search for her missing father,
only to learn that he is wanted by the Kenya police for arms
smuggling.

1.xx [--] African Patrol: THE BAD SAMARITAN
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
31May58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Diana Lambert
Ronald Adams
Michael Partridge
Synopsis #1:
Worried by her fiance's prolonged absence on a photographic safari,
a pretty girl asks Inspector Derek to investigate.
Synopsis #2:
A young woman's fiancee, out on a safari, is gone too long, and
Inspector Derek consents to investigate. At the young man's
camp, they learn that he was taken away ill. [G.O.]

1.08 [--] African Patrol: MURDER IS SPELLED L. O. V. E.
prod. no. 808
24May58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
An attractive young woman married to a wealthy and much older man
murders a young man who has infatuated her. The death appears to
be suicide ... until the mistake of trying to duplicate the crime

1.09 [--] African Patrol: THE DUEL
prod. no. 809
17May58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
When 3 wealthy men go on a safari, Inspector Derek is called stop a
terrifying game played by two of the hunters. Derek suspects murder
when he learns that the stakes of the game were "survivor take
all." [G.O.]

1.10 [--] African Patrol: MOMBASA
prod. no. 810
13Jul58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Byron Epson
Delphi Lawrence.
A young woman, an international correspondent for a magazine,
disappears in Mombasa. In searching the murky alleys and streets
of the native quarter, Inspector Derek finds that the girl is in real
trouble. [G.O.]

1.11 [--] African Patrol: TYCOON
prod. no. 811
20Jul58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
When a woman attempts to win back her husband's devotion by
staging a mock kidnapping, Inspector Derek steps in to stop the real
thing from happening. [G.O.]

1.12 [--] African Patrol: SHADOWED LIGHT
prod. no. 812
16Nov58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)


1.13 [--] African Patrol: BLACK IVORY
prod. no. 813
5Oct58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Brian Charters
A routine safari led by Inspector Derek brings the patrol
to the Mount Kenya district where the superstitious natives are
being subjected to terror by leopard men. [G.O.]

1.14 [--] African Patrol: HEART OF GOLD
prod. no. 814
29Jun58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Gerry Loftus (see email below)
Synopsis #1:
The lure of easy money is too great for a pair of ageing prospectors.
Together they plot to defraud an insurance company and keep what
little gold they have been able to extract from a worked-out mine
in the African wilds.
Synopsis #2:
Inspector Derek is asked by an insurance company to investigate
claims made by two aging prospectors who are hungry for gold. [G.O.]

email from : Pam Stanton <pamstanton@supanet.com> Sent: 02 June 2005
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late father, Gerry Loftus
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my elderly mother. please can you help me in my task .
Yours Pam Stanton.
email from: Helen Pearson <helenpearson@mail.com> Sent: 27 September 2011 
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late Uncle Gerry Loftus,
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my family. please can you help me in my task .
yours Helen Pearson.

*Note: This is NOT the same Gerry Loftus, who worked for Granada Television in the early 1960's as a Sports journalist.

1.15 [--] African Patrol: THE HUNT
prod. no. 815
19Apr58 ATV London UK, Sat
29Jan59 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 7:00pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
Synopsis #1
A dying man's description of his killer sends Inspector Derek on
a manhunt which links up with a drug smuggling ring in Nairobi.
Synopsis: #2
A murder related to narcotics smuggling occurs in an alley.
[G.O.]

1.16 [--] African Patrol: COUNTERFEIT (aka "The Counterfeiter")
prod. no. 816
6Jul58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Patricia English


1.xx [--] African Patrol: SHOOTING STAR
prod. no. NOT KNOWN
15Jun58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Dennis Ward
Three attempts on the life of a movie star, on location in Kenya,
bring Inspector Derek onto the scene. The case is baffling because
everyone in the cast dislikes the star. [G.O.]

1.18 [--] African Patrol: THE ROBBERY
prod. no. 818
12Oct58 [uk] ABC North/ Midlands, Sun 9:35 pm
21May59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Thur 7:00 pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Alan Tarlton ............ Alan Tarlton (recurring)
Peter Hobbes ............ Dr. Bruce Craig
Bruno Barnabe ........... Slade
Arnold Diamond .......... Tasker
Ayres Ribeiro ........... Rode
Bill Norbury ............ Jack
Patricia English (NOT Jill English) ..... Laure
Roger Bentley ........... David
Ron McDonald ............ Inspector
Ted Whitworth ........... Radioman
Dr. Bruce Craig, a young surgeon seeking escape from what he
believes to be professional failure, is trying his hand at
prospecting in a remote district of East Africa. Two bank
robbers, on the run, compel him to attend their seriously
wounded companion - an operation like the one that destroyed
his faith in himself.

1.19 [--] African Patrol: THE SILVER STORY
prod. no. 819
28Sep58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Michael Partridge
Peter Hobbes
When a real estate broker buys an automobile manufacturing plant to
make "safari wagons," Inspector Derek becomes suspicious. [G.O.]

1.20 [--] African Patrol: HASHISH
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN
27Jul58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Patricia English
Inspector Derek is forced to use some unusual undercover methods
to capture the man behind the multimillion dollar traffic in hashish.
[G.O.]

1.xx [--] African Patrol: MAN AND BEAST
prod. no. NOT KNOWN
airdate unknown [uk] ABC North/Midlands
2Apr59 [uk] Tyne-Tees,Thu 7:00 pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Dorinda Stevens ............ Lila
Peter Dyneley .............. Landry
Alan Tarlton ............... MacCleary
Tiny Richard Evans ......... Dumb-dumb
Desmond Boddington ......... Greenway
Ed Johnson ................. Dhow captain
A young man, his beautiful bride and a white hunter are on
safari when two criminals on the run rob the camp. They escape
with the bride as hostage.

1.22 [--] African Patrol: HOODED DEATH
prod. no. 822
8Jun58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
A medical researcher murders his collegue and makes it appear as
though he were bitten accidentally by a cobra. The police decide
death is accidental, and the case is closed--until the murderer makes
advances toward his victim's co-worker. [G.O.]

1.23 [--] African Patrol: KNIFE OF AESCULAPIUS
prod. no. 823
10Aug58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)

1.24 [--] African Patrol: KILLER FROM THE FOREST
prod. no. 824
17Aug58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)


1.25 [--] African Patrol: THE MORTIMER TOUCH
prod. no. 825
2Nov58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Ferdy Mayne
A white renegade named Mortimer has an entire village terrified and
subjugated. It is believed that the white man has magic powers. [G.O.]

1.26 [--] African Patrol: DEAD SHOT
prod. no. 826
14Sep58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Malcolm Luker, who has been blackmailing Ann Harvey, is found
murdered in the Kitale district of Kenya. Inspector Derek recieves
a confession note signed by a 16 year-old boy - who then promptly
vanishes.

1.27 [--] African Patrol: BREAKOUT
prod. no. 827
24Aug58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)

1.28 [--] African Patrol: NO SCIENCE
prod. no. 828
22Jun58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
16Apr59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Thur 7:00 pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Barry Keegan .......... Ed Stoner
Gerard Glendinning .... Lew Bond
Deryck Nuttall ........ George
Marion Waller ......... Mary
Colin Mellalieu ....... McGill
Benny Goodman ......... Sparky
Claire LeFontaine ..... Brenda
Frank Price ........... Scientist
John Desmond .......... Orderly
Lew Bond, a shady private detective, is found murdered in Nairobi.
When Insp. Derek learns that Bond's boss, Ed Stoner, is black-
mailing several of his clients, he thinks that Bond may have been
trying to take over his boss's racket.

1.29 [--] African Patrol: HELL HATH NO FURY
prod. no. 829
25Jan59 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)

1.30 [--] African Patrol: NO PLACE TO HIDE
prod. no. 830
26Oct58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Teleplay by Berkeley Matler
Directed by George Breakston
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Zena Marshall .......... Stella Stevens
Kevin Miles ............ Jim Stevens
Raymond Young .......... Philip Glynos
Bill Robson ............ Robert
Jasper Maskglyne ....... Car
James Master ........... Dr. Roger Thornhill
Rodney Chilton ......... Martin Dillingham
Frank Price ............ Specialist
John Stewart ........... 1st. Police Officer
Ian Youngs ............. 2nd. Police Officer
Tony Blane ............. Sergeant
After Charles Sidrom is murdered, Inspector Derek hears the eager
confession of Jim Carter, whose request for a loan Sidrom had
refused. [G.O.]

1.31 [--] African Patrol: THE GIRL
prod. no. 831
31Aug58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Kevin Miles
Jean Anderson
Beautiful Linda Newton escapes from prison where she was being held
for murder. After killing a woman who gives her refuge, Linda
flees into the jungle. [G.O.]

1.32 [--] African Patrol: THE DEADLY 20 MINUTES
prod. no. 832
3Dec58 [uk] A-R London
22Mar58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Directed by George Breakston.
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
A scarf, a dog and a woman in love help Inspector Derek
trap a murderer.

1.33 [--] African Patrol: THE ACCIDENT
prod. no. 833
10May58 [uk] ATV London UK, Sat
09Sep59 [uk] Tyne-Tees UK, Wed 7:00PM
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Patricia Plunkett ........ Maria
Leonard Sachs ............ Gino Morell
Robert Arden ............. Bruno
Glyn Davies .............. ?reer
David Gregg .............. Commissioner
Ann Saunders ............. Julie
Nancy Roe ................ Girl
Chris Martin ............. ?aoli
Frank Price .............. ?im
Synopsis:
Convinced that restauranteur Gino Morell is behind a narcotics racket,
Inspector Derek has been after him for two years without finding the proof
he needs. The case moves to a dramatic climax when Morrell's body is found
burned beyond recognition in a car smash.

1.34 [--] African Patrol: THE SPECULATOR
prod. no. 834
11Jan59 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
A psychopathic millionaire murders a policeman on a lonely road
on the outskirts of Nairobi. A tramp who witnesses the killing
tries to blackmail the murderer only to be shot himself.

1.35 [--] African Patrol: KNAVE OF DIAMONDS
prod. no. 835
22Feb59 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)

1.36 [--] African Patrol: THE SICKNESS
prod. no. 836
14Dec58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Honor Blackman ?

1.37 [--] African Patrol: WITNESS TO MURDER
prod. no. 837
8Mar59 [uk] ATV London, Sun
6Nov59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Fri 10:35 pm
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
Honor Blackman .......... Isobel Thorne
Colin Croft ............. Harry Gage
Eric Pohlmann ........... Simon Bleeker
An international jewel peddler is shot in his Nairobi home by an
unseen killer, and after his death three crooks begin the search
for a fabulous treasure - a trail which ends in death.

1.38 [--] African Patrol: THE ABDUCTION
prod. no. 838
21Sep58 [uk] ATV London, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)


1.39 [--] African Patrol: THE TREK
prod. no. 839
8Feb59 ITV ATV London UK, Sun
Starring: John Bentley as Chief Inspector Derek
Guest Cast:
(no details)
Synopsis:
Insp. Derek is forced to guide a group of settlers through
a dangerous part of the country before they can settle down
in their new homes. [UK]
(16Oct59 ITV Tyne-Tees UK, Fri 10:35pm)

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email from : Pam Stanton <pamstanton@supanet.com> Sent: 02 June 2005
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late father, Gerry Loftus
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my elderly mother. please can you help me in my task .
Yours Pam Stanton.
email from: Helen Pearson <helenpearson@mail.com> Sent: 27 September 2011 
I am trying to locate an episode of "African Patrol" called "Heart of Gold" (prod #814) my late Uncle Gerry Loftus,
was in this episode and I would like to obtain a copy for my family. please can you help me in my task .
yours Helen Pearson.

*Note: This is NOT the same Gerry Loftus, who worked for Granada Television in the early 1960's as a Sports journalist.


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