Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–1983)

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The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Jake Cutter (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Corky (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Princess Koji / ... (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Calvin ...
 Reverend Willie Tenboom (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Todo (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Caitlin O'Heaney ...
 Sarah Stickney White (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
Leo the Dog ...
 Jack (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Bon Chance Louie (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Les Jankey ...
 Gushie the Waiter / ... (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ahmed Kalane ...
 Bartender / ... (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
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Jake Cutter is a pilot and adventurer in Boragora, the port in the Marivella Islands in 1938. He flies his Grumman Goose amphibian on inter-island flights and finds adventure every week. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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22 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Tales of the Brass Monkey  »

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Roddy McDowall took over the part of saloonkeeper Bon Chance Louis from Ron Moody, who played the role in the TV movie, Tales of the Gold Monkey: Tales of the Gold Monkey: Part 1 (1982). See more »

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The series takes place in 1938 with some flashbacks to 1937 and 1936, and repeated references are made to the fact that Jake flew with the American Volunteer Group or "Flying Tigers" prior to his adventures in the show. The only problem is that the AVG did not see its first combat action until December 20th 1941 (that's three years after the events in the series are supposed to have taken place). We also see at least one flashback of Jake as a Tiger, fighting Japanese "Zeros". The Mitsubishi A6M. or "Zero" never fought against the AVG. Japan sent 15 Zeros to China in 1939, before the Tigers existed, two were shot down and the remaining 13 were recalled prior to that attack on Pearl Harbour, two weeks before the AVG saw its first combat action. The AVG only fought Ki-27 "Nates" and Ki-43 "Oscars". They shot down 290 of them. See more »

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Excellent Adventure Tale
13 May 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A great programme that I remember watching in the early 80's on British TV. It was shown in England in about 1982 (I was 12, my brother 16). We both loved it, but it was only on for one series and then vanished into thin air. I would love to see this again!

Reminiscent of "Raiders of the Lost Ark", but with a classier, darker feel to the stories. The characters were less one dimensional, but still appealed to the kid in me. I always loved the flying "boat plane"!


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