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The White Elephant 

Snowy, an albino elephant, is stolen from Noah's Ark, a specialist zoo run by Noah Marshall, specializing in distributing rare animals. Mrs. Gale's experience of living in Africa enables ... See full summary »

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Laurence Bourne

Writer:

John Lucarotti
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Honor Blackman ... Catherine Gale
Godfrey Quigley ... Noah Marshall
Edwin Richfield ... Lawrence
Scott Forbes ... Conniston
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Fitch
Judy Parfitt ... Brenda Paterson
Rowena Gregory Rowena Gregory ... Madge Jordan
Toke Townley Toke Townley ... Joseph
Martin Friend ... George
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Snowy, an albino elephant, is stolen from Noah's Ark, a specialist zoo run by Noah Marshall, specializing in distributing rare animals. Mrs. Gale's experience of living in Africa enables her to investigate when she puts herself forward as an ex-big game hunter applying for a position at the zoo. She uncovers an illegal ivory trade but ends up in the big cat's cage. . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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The fight between Steed and Conniston at the end resulted in a cruelty probe into ABC Television, as many of the animals on set are clearly agitated by the noise. There were reports at the time that a hornbill died during filming. Their cage is right where Conniston keeps firing his revolver; both are still standing at the end of the scene, but one hasn't moved for a while. See more »

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From 8:40 into the episode, when Steed is talking to Cathy Gale. There is a fly walking back and and forth across the camera lens. The fly continues to walk back and forth to 9:37 when it flies away. See more »

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Catherine Gale: [to Steed] You're sudden concern for our four-footed friends is touching, but not very convincing.
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Ivory traffic
14 May 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

A very interesting topic this episode talking about ivory traffic and involving the theft of an albino white elephant in a zoo. A tale speaking of animal cause defence - not joke word, speaking about ivory - which, in those days, is very surprising too. Interesting but not exceptional either. Supporting characters more described than usual, and that's a good thing.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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