CTVA UK - "The Zoo Gang" (1974) starring Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse

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The Zoo Gang (1974)
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THE ZOO GANG
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Incorporated Television Company Ltd (ITC)(Lew Grade)
Produced by Herbert Hirschman / Associate Producer John Pellatt
Based on the Book by Paul Gallico
Developed for Television by Reginald Rose
Made on Location in France and at Pinewood Studios, England

UK Crime Adventure series 1974  6  episodes x 60 min color

Starring:
Brian Keith as Steven "The Fox" Halliday
John Mills as Thomas "The Elephant" Devon
Lilli Palmer as Manouche "The Leopard" Roget
Barry Morse as Alec "The Tiger" Marlowe

With:
Seretta Wilson as Jill Burton
Michael Petrovitch as Lt. Georges Roget

Premise:
Five resistance fighters, known only by their animal-based code names, fought during World War II. Thirty years later
they are reunited by the death of one of their number, Claude. Despite their age they put their skills and experience to
use to raise enough money to construct a hospital in his memory by scamming criminals. They are (reluctantly) aided by the
son of one of their number, an inspector in the French police. Together they strike as a modern-day band of Robin Hoods,
robbing from the criminal element to fund their cause

"The Zoo Gang" Theme by Paul and Linda McCartney. Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne

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Premiered: ITV April 5, 1974

1.1 The Zoo Gang: REVENGE: POST DATED (verified on film)
5-April-1974 ITV Friday
Writer: Reginald Rose
Director: Sidney Hayers
Director of Photography, Robert Paynter, B.S.C.
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
Guest Cast: (opening credits)
Walter Gotell ........ Boucher
Michael Petrovitch ... Lt. Georges Roget (recurring)
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Henry McCarthy ....... Calvin Smith
Gordon Tanner ........ Harry Crane
Robert Henderson ..... Henry Davies
Betty Lynne .......... Mrs. Darbot
Freddy Clarke ........ Chauffeur
And
Seretta Wilson ....... Jill Burton (recurring)
(Derek Martin as Gallery Guard (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Tomas "Tommy" Devon, one of the World War II "Zoo Gang," recognizes the man who walks into his shop as Maurice Boucher,
the man who betrayed his fellow resistance fighters to the Gestapo 30 years ago during World War II. One of Tommy's comrades
and fellow Gang members, Claude, was killed in the betrayal. Tommy reunited the surviving three members of the "Zoo Gang"
to get revenge on Boucher.

1.2 The Zoo Gang: MINDLESS MURDER (verified on film)
12-April-1974 ITV Friday
Writer: Howard Dimsdale
Director: John Hough
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
Guest Cast: (opening credits)
Ingrid Pitt .......... Lyn Martin
Clinton Greyn ........ Anthony Martin
Michael Petrovitch ... Lt. Georges Roget (recurring)
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Guest Cast: (end credits)
Alex Scott ........... Jean
Louis Negin .......... Claude
Aharon Ipalé ......... Paul
*
Roy Boyd (Michel)(uncredited)
Perry Morris (Herbault), (uncredited)
Synopsis:
The Zoo Gang uncover an extortion racket who are targeting two married movie stars. The extortionists want the Morning Star,
a rare diamond that the Martins have care of. The Zoo Gang decide to take out the crooks, but first they have to get their
hands on the well-secured diamond themselves.

1.3 [--] The Zoo Gang: AFRICAN MISFIRE
19-April-1974 ITV Friday
Written by Peter Yeldham
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
With:
Seretta Wilson (Jill Burton)
Michael Petrovitch (Lt. Georges Roget)
Guest Cast:
Earl Cameron (Jombote)
Nathan Dambuza (General Naganda)
Kieron Moore (Jacques Picard)
Edward Cast (Major)
Leonard Trolley (Ferrand)
Synopsis:
A deposed African general, Naganda, comes to France with his art collection but it's stolen en route. He turns to the
Zoo Crew for help and they agree to help him so that the picture can be sold at auction for famine relief, but they
soon find that Naganda isn't telling them everything.

1.4 [--] The Zoo Gang: THE COUNTERFEIT TRAP (verified on film)
26-April-1974 ITV Friday
Written by John Kruse
Directed by John Hough
Director of Photography, Robert Paynter, B.S.C.
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
Guest Cast: (opening credits)
Peter Cushing .......... Judge Gautier
Jacqueline Pearce ...... Brigitte Gautier
Philip Madoc ........... Paul Sabot
Michael Petrovitch .... Lt. Georges Roget (recurring)
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Leon Lissek ............ Pierre
Anthony Stamboulieh .... Challon
And:
Seretta Wilson ....... Jill Burton (recurring)
*
Mark Colleano as Carlo (uncredited)
Chris Dillinger as Nico (uncredited)
Richard Woodworth as Guard (uncredited)
Synopsis
The Zoo Gang targets a consignment of counterfeit money, stealing
it from the counterfeiters and escaping just ahead of the police.
The Gang plan to use the money to buy smuggled gold to build a
monument to their fallen comrade Claude. But things start to go awry.

1.5 [--] The Zoo Gang: THE LION HUNT (verified on film)
3-May-1974 ITV Friday
Written by Sean Graham
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Director of Photography, Robert Paynter, B.S.C.
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
Guest Cast: (opening credits)
Leo Genn ............... Dupont
Roger Delgado .......... Pedro
Ferdy Mayne ............ De Broux
Michael Petrovitch .... Lt. Georges Roget (recurring)
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Guest Cast: (end credits)
Ed Devereaux ........... Col. Martin
Bill Kenwright ......... Mercier
Neville Jason .......... Reporter
Vic Armstrong .......... Pierre
Richard Woodworth ...... Guard
And:
Seretta Wilson ....... Jill Burton (recurring)
Synopsis:
Latin American revolutionary El Leon is arrested by the French police when he sneaks into the country. The press have
made a hero of the man, embarrassing the French Government, but they can't release him without turning the matter into an
international incident. So Inspector Georges calls upon his mother Manouche and the other members of the Zoo Gang to
surreptiously break El Leon out behind the authorities' backs.

1.6 [--] The Zoo Gang: THE TWISTED CROSS (verified on film)
10-May-1974 ITV Friday
Written by William Fairchild
Directed by John Hough
Staring:
Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer, Barry Morse
Guest Cast: (opening credits)
Michael Da Costa ...... Hercule
Bernard Kay ........... Schroeder
Michael Petrovitch .... Lt. Georges Roget (recurring)
*
Guest Cast: (end credits)
Ann Lynn ............. Helene Schroeder
Tim Hardy ............ Andre
Olaf Pooley .......... Inspector
Alf Joint ............ Phillippe
Kenneth Gilbert ...... Customs Man
Vic Armstrong ........ Jules
Synopsis:
The Gang come to the aid of a German being attacked in an alley. He reveals that he was attacked earlier when someone broke
into his flat, and asks the Gang for help. It turns out the German is the only one who knows the location of a sub full of
sunken treasure. The Gang agrees to help him in return for a share of the loot to pay for Claude's memorial hospital. They
dive for the treasure and recover the only surviving piece - a jeweled swastika. But when they bring it up, it's confiscated
by French custom officers. But they quickly discover that the custom officers are fakes who killed the real officers, and the
Gang comes up with a plan to recover it and make a little more money.

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