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Small Game for Big Hunters 

A man dressed in tropical clothes is found in Hertfortshire with an Kalayan arrow in his back. He has then fallen into a coma, yet there is no poison to be detected. All clues lead to an ... See full summary »

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Gerry O'Hara

Writer:

Philip Levene (teleplay by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Colonel Rawlings
James Villiers ... Simon Trent
Liam Redmond ... Professor Swain
A.J. Brown A.J. Brown ... Dr. Gibson
Peter Burton ... Fleming
Paul Danquah Paul Danquah ... Razafi
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Tropical Outfitter
Ester Anderson Ester Anderson ... Lala (as Esther Anderson)
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Kendrick
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A man dressed in tropical clothes is found in Hertfortshire with an Kalayan arrow in his back. He has then fallen into a coma, yet there is no poison to be detected. All clues lead to an delusional Colonel living close by in a simulated tropical climate as if he were still serving in Kalaya. While Emma watches over an increasing number of comatose men, 'Major' Steed is invited into the Colonel's officers club with open arms, but is not allowed to leave. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Mrs. Peel says the tsetse fly is Glossida trypanosoma. Actually it is genus Glossina; species morsitans, or fusca, or papalis. All three species cary the sleeping sickness parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. See more »

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Razafi's facial hair alternates between stubble and a full beard throughout the story. This is especially evident in the scene where Steed captures him and takes him to the Colonel's house. See more »

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Colonel Rawlings: By Jove the natives are restless tonight.
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It's a jungle out there
27 February 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Small Game for Big Hunters" is a lesser Emma Peel entry, set in an artificial jungle cottage 23 miles from London. Mrs. Peel watches over victims of 'The Curse of Sleep' (when not dozing herself), while Steed spends time with nutty Colonel P. R. Rawlings (Bill Fraser), who believes he's still in the tropics. The audience may also feel a sense of drowsiness during the dull proceedings, a rare feat for this season. Not even the climax can offset the ennui, as Steed gives out a Tarzan yell swinging on a vine, with Emma, looking for all the world like Gene Tierney in 1942's "Son of Fury," outfitted in a shoulder baring sarong (she also wears a shoulder baring sleeveless top that outlines her curves and accentuates her bosom very nicely). As Professor Swain, expert on native voodoo and curses, Liam Redmond made one return appearance, in "Wish You Were Here," A. J. Brown returned for "The Winged Avenger," and Peter Thomas returned for both "Death's Door" and "All Done with Mirrors."


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UK

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English

Release Date:

4 May 1966 (USA) See more »

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