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The Zoo Gang Season 1 Episode 6: The Twisted Cross

An antique dealer is in hot water, his life is in danger but he still holds back on a secret he is privy to. He is the only one with the knowledge of the location of a Nazi treasure that sunk 30 years ago. Now he wants to have the Zoo Gang help him get it out of the wreckage.  When the treasure is found, the french customs officers are right there to collect out of the hands of the Zoo Gang.  It is suspicious that the Zoo Gang’s whereabouts are known at every step of the investigation. They must find the mole and get back the twisted cross.

 

Personal Synopsis

The final episode of the Zoo Gang strings together a story line that connects with the gangs past. World War II still has lingering shadows that affect the emotions of those who lived through it and revenge is still on peoples minds. This story follows a ruby brooch made by the nazis for Eva Braun. On land and sea this episode is full of excitement and danger , fitting for the last episode of a good series.

Starring

Original Air-Date:  10 May 1974

Directed by John Hough

Written by William Fairchild

Thomas ‘The Elephant’ Devon- John Mills

Stephen ‘The Fox’ Halliday- Brian Keith

Manouche ‘The Leopard’ Roget- Lilli Palmer

Alec ‘The Tiger” Marlowe- Barry Morse

Hercule- Michael Da Costa

Schroeder- Bernard Kay

Customs Man- Kenneth Gilbert

Lt. Georges Luget- Michael Petrovitch

Jules- Vic Armstrong

Andre- Tim Hardy

Philippe- Alf Joint

Helene Schroeder- Ann Lynn

Inspector- Olaf Pooley

Jill Burton- Seretta Wilson

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The Baron Episode 21: The Seven Eyes of Night

The Seven Eyes of Night Title Shot

Mannering has been fooled by an impostor selling the Seven Eyes of Night and is out $300,000. The thieves are smart enough to fool John but may not be smart enough to keep out of trouble. The safe was opened without force and this is a clue to indicate that someone knew the combination, likely an old employee. The efforts of the detectives are turned when the Seven Eyes of Night are found exactly where they were suppose to be, in the safe. Nancy Cummings was a previous employee who knew the combination and is the only possible suspect. John is on the warpath to get his money back and his first stop is Nancy Cummings place in Paris. The cohesion of the thieves is wavering which is a huge liability so Mannering is putting stress on that relationship. Nancy is found dead in a possible suicide but the hunt would have to continue towards a close friend of hers. The sinister efforts may have been successful initially but Mannering is determined to find the thief and his money.

Personal Synopsis

I must say initially that this episode to me is all Jeremy Brett. I have loved his work as Sherlock Holmes in another TV series and so it is a wonderful thing to see him in this series as good or better an actor as anytime in the Sherlock Holmes series.  There is a fun line about 12 minutes in when the thieves are in their car and Jeremy Bretts character coughs then says “Why dont you try smoking tobacco sometime?”. Intended or unintended a fun twist to the dialogue. This is a great episode and a must watch of the series.

Starring

Original Air-date: 15 February 1967

Directed by Robert Asher

Written by Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia Winfield- Sue Lloyd

Jeff Walker- Jeremy Brett

Madame Devereaux- Patricia English

Nancy Cummings- Hilary Tindall

Verel- Christopher Benjamin

Inspector Lamille- Arnold Diamond

Carre- Michael Segal

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