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.

Captures
1
Quotes
5
Characters
24
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 vehicule falls into a pit and only International Rescue can save the crew trapped 300 feet below the ground.

Captures
1
Quotes
7
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 collapse 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 Alligton bridge collapses. The rocket sinks and land on the river bed in an upright position setting the automatic launch countdown. Tunderbird 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 Sercret 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 lost 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 unidentyfied 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 radiations, the Sun Probe rocket is heading straight to the Sun. Thunderbids 3 is lauched 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 strenght of the explosive charges to trap two actors 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 crash on Earth and kill 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 explain 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