A Garda warning for people in Dublin 4 to stay indoors and lock the windows.

Gay Byrne receives a telephone call from Dublin Zoo to inform him that three wild animals have escaped. Two of the animals have been recaptured but one is still on the loose and is believed to be in the vicinity of the RTÉ studios. A trained team of gamekeepers and zoo keepers are in the area searching for the wild animal.

I don't mean to alarm you but there's been a bit of a breakout.

Sergeant Tom Walsh wants to warn viewers to stay inside as the animal is very frightened and is liable to be very aggressive. No sooner has Gay Byrne hung up the phone when a group of game keepers arrive in the studio in search of the wild animal. Before long, a smoking dragon brings chaos to the studio all part of a theatrical performance from Galway based group Macnas.

That was a piece of daftness that came to us all the way from Galway.

Ollie Jennings, one of the founders of Macnas, is the audience explains the group consists of 22 people from a social employment scheme and two supervisors. Macnas have received Arts Council funding and specialise in street and open air performances.

It's to kind of bring art out into the street.

Macnas is an Irish word meaning excitement or daftness.

This episode of The Late Late Show was broadcast on 24 April 1987. The presenter is Gay Byrne.