The Zoo Gang was a 1974 ITC Entertainment drama series that ran for six one-hour colour episodes, based on the 1971 book of the same name by Paul Gallico.

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  • The Zoo Gang was a 1974 ITC Entertainment drama series that ran for six one-hour colour episodes, based on the 1971 book of the same name by Paul Gallico.
  • Caccia grossa (The Zoo Gang) è una serie televisiva britannica del 1974 composta da sei episodi. Gli interpreti della serie erano Brian Keith, John Mills, Barry Morse (divenuto presto celebre con la serie Spazio 1999) e Lilli Palmer. La serie è ambientata sulla Costa Azzurra in Francia.In Italia fu trasmessa per la prima volta dalla RAI nell'inverno del 1975 sul Canale Nazionale il sabato sera in seconda serata.Protagonisti delle storie sono quattro ex commilitoni (Alec, Steven, Thomas e Manouche) che hanno combattuto nella Resistenza durante la Seconda guerra mondiale e si riuniscono dopo trent'anni per vivere nuove avventure, che consistono essenzialmente nell'imbrogliare persone disoneste sottraendo il loro denaro allo scopo di finanziare la costruzione di un ospedale in memoria di Claude, marito di Manouche, caduto in guerra. Il quartetto si avvale talvolta dell'aiuto del figlio di Manouche, ispettore della polizia francese.Nella puntata di esordio il gruppo deve smascherare un faccendiere ex criminale nazista e loro persecutore.Il nome di Zoo Gang deriva dai loro nomi di battaglia adottati durante la Resistenza (tigre, leopardo, elefante e volpe) e da qui il titolo italiano poco pertinente nonché gratuito di Caccia Grossa, memoria dell'attività venatoria con le grandi specie esotiche. Le musiche della serie sono composte da Paul McCartney e sua moglie Linda.
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  • Novel by Paul Gallico
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  • When the revolutionary Pedro Ortega - 'El Leon' - enters France and is accidentally arrested by Manouche's son Georges, the police and the ministry need him released again. Georges gets the gang to get El Leon out of prison but then they find that the minister had arranged a deal with El Leon for a million Francs but was going to double-cross him, so the gang set about saving the day.
  • The gang decides to stop a gold-smuggling ring, paying for the gold with counterfeit French Francs. Alec gets arrested when the police think he killed the couriers. Peter Cushing stars as the local investigating magistrate with Jacqueline Pearce as his wife.
  • Thomas sees a former war criminal in the town and tells Manouche. Together they decide to contact their former comrades, who come to France and help deliver the criminal to the police. After they complete the mission Alec and Steven decide to stay on a while with their old friends.
  • The gang comes to the aid of a German being attacked in an alley. It turns out that he is the only one who knows the location of a submarine 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 - which is immediately 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 the piece and make a little more money.
  • The art collection of a deposed African president is stolen and the gang sets about recovering it, only to discover they know the thief - a former wartime colleague.
  • The gang uncovers extortion racketeers who are targeting two married movie stars . The extortionists want the Morning Star, a rare diamond in the care of the Martins. The gang decides to take out the crooks, but first they have to get their hands on the well-secured diamond themselves.
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  • Paul and Linda McCartney
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  • African Misfire
  • Mindless Murder
  • Revenge: Post-Dated
  • The Counterfeit Trap
  • The Lion Hunt
  • The Twisted Cross
  • The Zoo Gang
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  • Reginald Rose
  • Howard Dimsdale
  • John Kruse
  • Peter Yeldham
  • Sean Graham
  • William Fairchild
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  • The Zoo Gang was a 1974 ITC Entertainment drama series that ran for six one-hour colour episodes, based on the 1971 book of the same name by Paul Gallico.
  • Caccia grossa (The Zoo Gang) è una serie televisiva britannica del 1974 composta da sei episodi. Gli interpreti della serie erano Brian Keith, John Mills, Barry Morse (divenuto presto celebre con la serie Spazio 1999) e Lilli Palmer.
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