List of episodes

Series 1

#1

Trapped in the Sky Pris au piège

Prod. no
1
First air date
September 30, 1965
Running time
53:31
Director
Alan Pattillo
Teleplay
Gerry & Sylvia Anderson
Editor
David Lane
Len Walter

OK, boys. That's the brief. This is our first assigment, so make it good.

Jeff Tracy

Synopsis

The Hood straps a bomb to the atomic-powered airliner Fireflash so she is unable to land by conventional means without exploding. International rescue is called on the scene to help land the aircraft.

Equipment used

  • Mobile control
  • Pod 3
  • Elevator Cars
  • Captures
    1
    Quotes
    6
    Characters
    27
    Credits
    39

    #2

    Pit of Peril L'éboulement

    Prod. no
    2
    First air date
    October 7, 1965
    Running time
    50:53
    Director
    Desmond Saunders
    Teleplay
    Alan Fennell
    Editor
    Harry MacDonald

    Two brave men have been badly injured in that pit. I don't know if I should risk another life.

    General Peters

    Synopsis

    The US Army is testing a new all-terrain craft called Sidewinder. The 500-ton vehicle falls into a pit and only International Rescue can save the crew trapped 300 feet below the ground.

    Equipment used

    • Pod 5
    • Remote Camera
    • The Mole
    • Recovery Vehicles
    • Captures
      1
      Quotes
      8
      Characters
      14
      Credits
      39

      #3

      The Perils of Penelope Lady Pénélope en danger

      Prod. no
      12
      First air date
      October 14, 1965
      Running time
      50:49
      Director
      Alan Pattillo
      Desmond Saunders
      Teleplay
      Alan Pattillo
      Editor
      Harry Ledger

      I say, open this door at once! We're British!

      Sir Jeremy Hodge

      Synopsis

      A scientist who helped produce a new rocket fuel from sea water disappears from a monotrain. Lady Penelope goes investigating and finds herself dealing with desperate men.

      Equipment used

      • Pod 6
      • Monobrake
      • Captures
        6
        Quotes
        8
        Characters
        16
        Credits
        41

        #4

        Terror in New York City Terreur à New York

        Prod. no
        13
        First air date
        October 21, 1965
        Running time
        50:15
        Director
        David Elliott
        David Lane
        Teleplay
        Alan Fennell
        Editor
        Peter Elliott

        This is a mighty dangerous situation. The ground around the building is crumbling.

        Ned Cook

        Synopsis

        During an operation to move the Empire State Building, the ground collapses and two men are trapped underground. To redeem themselves from damaging Thunderbird 2 by mistake, the U-S-N Sentinel helps transport Thunderbird 4 to the rescue scene.

        Equipment used

        • Firefly
        • Mobile control
        • Pod 6
        • Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          21
          Credits
          40

          #5

          Edge of Impact Essais en vol

          Prod. no
          16
          First air date
          October 28, 1965
          Running time
          50:19
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Donald Robertson
          Editor
          Peter Elliott

          Yes, this is a good a place as any to watch the Red Arrow. I don't think it will be going very far today.

          The Hood

          Synopsis

          The Hood is hired to sabotage the Red Arrow programme by placing a homing device on an international television relay tower. International Rescue must save the two men trapped on top of the tower where the aircraft crashed.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          20
          Credits
          40

          #6

          Day of Disaster Le pont

          Prod. no
          15
          First air date
          November 4, 1965
          Running time
          50:41
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          He's still at it, poor fellow. Seems to be under some delusion that he's in charge of the rescue.

          Allington Bridge Controller

          Synopsis

          While the Martian Space Probe rocket is being transported over it, the Allington bridge collapses. The rocket sinks and land on the river bed in an upright position setting the automatic launch countdown. Thunderbird 4 must rescue the trapped engineers before they are blown to pieces.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          5
          Characters
          23
          Credits
          39

          #7

          30 Minutes After Noon Le bracelet

          Prod. no
          18
          First air date
          November 11, 1965
          Running time
          51:28
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          We're gonna get to the bottom of this. Even if it means employing a little deception.

          Commissioner Garfield

          Synopsis

          The Erdman gang is planning to blow up a plutonium storage facility with exploding bracelets. The gang is infiltrated by an agent from the British Secret Service who finds himself stuck in the facility. International Rescue has less than three hours to prevent a major disaster.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          2
          Characters
          26
          Credits
          40

          #8

          Desperate Intruder Le trésor du lac

          Prod. no
          17
          First air date
          November 18, 1965
          Running time
          50:44
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Donald Robertson
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          No man can stay in the burning sun for long without having his tongue loosened.

          The Hood

          Synopsis

          Brains and Tin-Tin are going on expedition to find a treasure buried at the bottom of Lake Anasta. Spying on the expedition, the Hood tries to steal it and destroy International Rescue in the process.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          10
          Characters
          12
          Credits
          39

          #9

          End of the Road Le bout de la route

          Prod. no
          14
          First air date
          November 25, 1965
          Running time
          50:51
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          We've done everything we could to hide our identity, but not to the risk of wasting a life.

          Jeff Tracy

          Synopsis

          While building a road for his company, Eddie Houseman finds himself on the edge of a mountain trail. Only International Rescue can help; even at the risk of revealing their identity to Tin-Tin's old flame.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          16
          Credits
          40

          #10

          The Uninvited Perdus dans le désert

          Prod. no
          5
          First air date
          December 2, 1965
          Running time
          50:54
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Wilson, you gotta do something. We can't just give in. I'll go crazy.

          Lindsey

          Synopsis

          On his way back to Tracy Island, Thunderbird 1 is attacked and shot down by three unidentified aircrafts. Scott is saved by two archeologists searching for a pyramid. Now they need the help of International Rescue after being trapped in the pyramid they were looking for.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          4
          Characters
          15
          Credits
          39

          #11

          Sun Probe Vers le Soleil

          Prod. no
          4
          First air date
          December 9, 1965
          Running time
          50:28
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Peter Elliott

          Oh no, Virgil! We brought the wrong box!

          Brains

          Synopsis

          Due to high radiation, the Sun Probe rocket is heading straight to the Sun. Thunderbird 3 is launched in space to send a radio beam to fire Sun Probe retros.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          9
          Characters
          15
          Credits
          40

          #12

          Operation Crash-Dive Le passager clandestin

          Prod. no
          8
          First air date
          December 16, 1965
          Running time
          51:07
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Martin Crump
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          No blame is being attached to anyone. But there is a fault and that fault should be eliminated. All Fireflashes are to be grounded until they are certified airworthy.

          International Air Minister

          Synopsis

          Fireflash airliners are crashing into the sea and Thunderbird 4 is dispatched to save the crew trapped down below. Now Scott is onboard the next fireflash to investigate what goes wrong.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          4
          Characters
          25
          Credits
          39

          #13

          Vault of Death Le Talent de Parker

          Prod. no
          7
          First air date
          December 23, 1965
          Running time
          50:03
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Peter Elliott

          It's a very smooth ride. It feels as though we're hardly moving.

          Lord Silton

          Synopsis

          A new hi-tech vault is installed at the Bank of England and an employee gets accidently locked in. International Rescue must save him before he runs out of air.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          1
          Characters
          23
          Credits
          39

          #14

          The Mighty Atom Sabotage à l'usine atomique

          Prod. no
          6
          First air date
          December 30, 1965
          Running time
          50:15
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          You have not heard the last of me. I'll make the plans of those atomic stations mine... if its the last thing I do.

          The Hood

          Synopsis

          To lure International Rescue, the Hood sparks a fire in an irrigation plant of the Sahara desert. His plan is to photograph the inside of the Thunderbirds using a miniature camera that looks like a mouse.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          7
          Characters
          24
          Credits
          40

          #15

          City of Fire Au feu!

          Prod. no
          3
          First air date
          January 6, 1966
          Running time
          51:09
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          I guess she had that coming. People like that cause accidents. They're a menace.

          Joe Carter

          Synopsis

          A car crash cause an inferno in the parking lot of the 350-floor Thompson Tower. Scott and Virgil must use an experimental oxyhydnite equipment to rescue a family trapped in the basement.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          1
          Characters
          16
          Credits
          39

          #16

          The Imposters Les imposteurs

          Prod. no
          19
          First air date
          January 13, 1966
          Running time
          51:06
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Peter Elliott

          Eat? I guess you ain't been round these parts long enough to heard about Ma's beans, ma'am.

          Jeremiah Tuttle

          Synopsis

          The Tracys are forced to shut down their operations after a fake International Rescue team steals top secret miitary plans. Meanwhile, an astronaut needs International Rescue's help after his jet pack goes haywire.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          7
          Characters
          27
          Credits
          40

          #17

          The Man From MI.5 L'homme du MI5

          Prod. no
          20
          First air date
          January 20, 1966
          Running time
          50:50
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          My This is a deserted area! One just wouldn't know where one was, would one?

          Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          17
          Credits
          39

          #18

          Cry Wolf Les amateurs

          Prod. no
          21
          First air date
          January 27, 1966
          Running time
          50:01
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Dennis Spooner
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          So you never did need rescuing. I think someone had better do some explaining.

          Scott Tracy

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          10
          Characters
          16
          Credits
          40

          #19

          Danger at Ocean Deep Danger sur les mers

          Prod. no
          22
          First air date
          February 3, 1966
          Running time
          50:31
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Donald Robertson
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Well, I guess it's no use waiting for them to send out a distress call. Because, they just aren't gonna be able to make one.

          Virgil Tracy

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          23
          Credits
          38

          #20

          Move - and you're Dead Un geste et vous êtes mort

          Prod. no
          9
          First air date
          February 10, 1966
          Running time
          50:15
          Director
          Alan Pattillo
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Everything was going the way we planned. It looked like nothing could go wrong.

          Alan Tracy

          Synopsis

          After Alan wins the Parola Sands race, his old rival Victor Gomez steals his prize and car then leaves Alan and Grandma on a bridge over the San Miguel River. An ultrasonic detector will detonate the bomb under the bridge if they move.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          3
          Characters
          15
          Credits
          40

          #21

          The Duchess Assignment La duchesse

          Prod. no
          23
          First air date
          February 17, 1966
          Running time
          50:36
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Martin Crump
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          Oh, Penelope, dear. I'm a desperate woman. All I've got left now is my painting. My precious Braquasso painting. Thank goodness I left it at home.

          Deborah, Duchess of Royston

          Synopsis

          The Duchess of Royston has lost all of her money playing roulette at a crooked casino. Now, all she has left is her precious Braquasso painting - Portrait of a Gazelle. In order to steal the painting, two gangsters kidnap her and leave her tied up in the basement of an old house.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          5
          Characters
          26
          Credits
          39

          #22

          Brink of Disaster Le monorail

          Prod. no
          11
          First air date
          February 24, 1966
          Running time
          50:14
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Risk?! What are you talking about? Crossing the road is a risk.

          Warren Grafton

          Synopsis

          An american businessman is looking for investors for his Pacific Atlantic Monorail Company and Jeff tracy, Tin-Tin and Brains are taking a trip in the automated monotrain. After an helijet crash damages a bridge, the train is now heading for disaster.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          1
          Characters
          18
          Credits
          40

          #23

          Attack of the alligators! L'attaque des alligators

          Prod. no
          24
          First air date
          March 10, 1966
          Running time
          50:35
          Director
          David Lane
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          Relax?! With three giant alligators knocking the house down?! Be fair, McGill!

          Dr Orchard

          Synopsis

          In the hope of putting an end to world famine, a scientist create a food additive called theramine, which allow to increase the size of animals. But when the someone tries to steal the theramine, some of it gets in the Ambro River. Now up against three giant alligators, their only hope is International Rescue.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          7
          Characters
          14
          Credits
          40

          #24

          Martian Invasion L'invasion des martiens

          Prod. no
          10
          First air date
          March 17, 1966
          Running time
          50:06
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Peter Elliott

          Listen, pal. It's his money. He calls the tune. You start where he says or you don't start at all.

          Bletcher

          Synopsis

          During a film shoot, the Hood arranges to alter the strength of the explosive charges to trap two actors in a cave. When International Rescue arrive on the set, the Hood catches the Thunderbirds on camera.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          3
          Characters
          19
          Credits
          39

          #25

          The Cham-Cham Message en musique

          Prod. no
          25
          First air date
          March 24, 1966
          Running time
          49:53
          Director
          Alan Pattillo
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          Well, I just hope I can keep this pose up long enough. Still, the show must go on!

          Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          6
          Characters
          24
          Credits
          38

          #26

          Security Hazard Le rêve

          Prod. no
          26
          First air date
          March 31, 1966
          Running time
          50:32
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Look, fellas, if that kid is roaming around the base on his own, dad's gonna go berserk!

          Scott Tracy

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          8
          Characters
          26
          Credits
          38

          Series 2

          #27

          Atlantic Inferno Au fond de l'océan

          Prod. no
          27
          First air date
          October 2, 1966
          Running time
          51:21
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          No, you listen, son, International Rescue is not just a lot of machinery for putting out fires. It's a serious business!

          Jeff Tracy

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          7
          Characters
          19
          Credits
          40

          #28

          Path of Destruction Le barrage

          Prod. no
          28
          First air date
          October 9, 1966
          Running time
          50:24
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Donald Robertson
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Believe me, fellas, Sanchos cooks his beef in a very special way.

          Jansen

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          4
          Characters
          20
          Credits
          40

          #29

          Alias Mr. Hackenbacker Un drôle de nom

          Prod. no
          29
          First air date
          October 16, 1966
          Running time
          50:35
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          Bugs in the flowers, peeping Toms at the windows, pens that send messages... I need reviving!

          François Lemaire

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          1
          Characters
          29
          Credits
          39

          #30

          Lord Parker's 'Oliday Les vacances de Parker

          Prod. no
          30
          First air date
          October 23, 1966
          Running time
          50:11
          Director
          Brian Burgess
          Teleplay
          Tony Barwick
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          It will be a great disaster!

          Bruno

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          3
          Characters
          13
          Credits
          40

          #31

          Ricochet Le satellite pirate

          Prod. no
          31
          First air date
          November 6, 1966
          Running time
          50:09
          Director
          Brian Burgess
          Teleplay
          Tony Barwick
          Editor
          Harry Ledger

          As long as we're in one piece, the show goes on.

          Rick O'Shea

          Synopsis

          The KLA pirate broadcasting satellite is damaged after the explosion of a space rocket. International rescue must save the 2 broadcasters before the satellite crashes on Earth and kills many people.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          2
          Characters
          14
          Credits
          40

          #32

          Give or Take a Million Joyeux Noël

          Prod. no
          32
          First air date
          December 25, 1966
          Running time
          51:24
          Director
          Desmond Saunders
          Teleplay
          Alan Pattillo
          Editor
          Harry MacDonald

          I don't like it, Scobie. The gold's too heavy.

          Straker

          Synopsis

          N/A

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          5
          Characters
          25
          Credits
          41

          The anniversary episodes

          #33

          Introducing Thunderbirds

          Prod. no
          33
          First air date
          Never
          Running time
          26:34
          Director
          Justin T. Lee
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Justin T. Lee
          Elliot Pavelin

          Thunderbirds are definitely go!

          Jeff Tracy

          Synopsis

          Jeff invites Lady Penelope and Parker to visit Tracy island. Jeff takes them around the island and explains how things would work on a rescue call.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          5
          Characters
          9
          Credits
          5

          #34

          The Abominable Snowman

          Prod. no
          34
          First air date
          Never
          Running time
          30:31
          Director
          Stephen La Rivière
          Teleplay
          David Graham
          Desmond Saunders
          Editor
          Andrew T. Smith
          Justin T. Lee

          You might not be the Snowman, but you're certainly abominable.

          Aloysius Parker

          Synopsis

          After reports of kidnappings involving the abominable snowman, Jeff asks Lady Penelope and Parker to investigate. They soon falls into a trap set by an abominable man.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          2
          Characters
          13
          Credits
          6

          #35

          The Stately Homes Robberies

          Prod. no
          35
          First air date
          Never
          Running time
          27:37
          Director
          David Elliott
          Teleplay
          Alan Fennell
          Editor
          Stephen La Rivière

          It's almost as if... he's a phantom.

          Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward

          Synopsis

          There has been a series of robberies in English stately homes including Creighton-Ward mansion. Lady Penelope and Parker goes after the thieves in attempt to catch them before they get away.

          Captures
          1
          Quotes
          3
          Characters
          12
          Credits
          4