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

  • 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.

      Captures
      6
      Quotes
      7
      Characters
      15
      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.

      Captures
      1
      Quotes
      7
      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
      7
      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
      3
      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
      1
      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
      8
      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
      7
      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
      2
      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
      5
      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

      Sorry I'm late, folks. I had to milk the cows before I took off.

      Scott Tracy

      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
      1
      Characters
      23
      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

      Thunderbirds 1965

      #33

      Introducing Thunderbirds

      Prod. no
      33
      First air date
      November 30, 0000
      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
      4
      Characters
      9
      Credits
      5

      #34

      The Abominable Snowman

      Prod. no
      34
      First air date
      November 30, 0000
      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
      1
      Characters
      12
      Credits
      6

      #35

      The Stately Homes Robberies

      Prod. no
      35
      First air date
      November 30, 0000
      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
      1
      Characters
      12
      Credits
      4