The Adventures of Mickey

TV series, 1981

Short series about a young boy who lives on a game reserve. The series followed the real-life adventures of 10-year-old Mickey Reilly, whose father Terence was the head game ranger at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary near Mbabane in Swaziland. With his dad, Mickey experienced many adventures, like when they moved animals from one reserve to another, or when Mr. Reilly had to save a colony of rare vultures. We also see the friendship between Mickey and the orphaned Gnu, who was rescued in the veld and would follow Mickey wherever he went.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

31 July 1981

Channel:

SABC-TV

Language:

English

Genre:

Children and youth; Documentary

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

3

Director:

Howard Kirk

Based on:

true events