|Unit Director(s)||Peter Hudecki|
|Storyboard Artist(s)||Raymond Jafelice, Jean-Charles Finck|
|Orig. airdate||13 & 20 January 1992|
|Episode no.||15 & 16|
Changes from the Book
Rodrigo Tortilla is completely missing from the plot, and is replaced by A.J. Walker's aide, Lopez (who is not mentioned as a half-caste). Further, Colonel-turned-Corporal Diaz is completely absent from the story, as are the numerous assassination attempts perpetrated by himself and R.W. Trickler.
The entire subplot involving the rivaling petrol companies is removed, and accordingly, Tintin never falls out of favour with General Alcazar, and Alonso Perez and Ramon Bada never find Tintin in the Amazon. Instead, they disappear from the storyline after Tintin escapes from them in San Theodoros, and do not appear again until the climax aboard the S.S. Washington.
In the book, Tintin disguises himself as a black African to spy on Ramon and Alonso, while in the adaptation, Tintin's disguise is that of a steward's assistant wearing a false moustache, glasses, and a black wig. The steward himeslf appears to be quite more sober when he was talking to Ramon and Alonso, while in the book he drank Alcohol in a dining cabin. While in the book, Tintin walks back to Sanfacion, Nuevo-Rico, alone, after being caught by Alonso and Ramon, he is instead escorted (off screen) by Dr Ridgewell and the Arumbayas to San Theodoros. At the end of the episode, Tintin saves Ramon and Alonso after falling overboard, whereas in the book they drown and are dragged into Hell by daemons.
Also Pablo does not appear.
- Colin O'Meara - Tintin
- Susan Roman - Snowy
- John Stocker - Detective Thompson
- Dan Hennessey - Detective Thomson
- Peter Meech - Radio Announcer