ITV (ended 1966)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 9/30/65
      The Hood sabotages the new Fireflash atomic airliner to draw out International Rescue so he can learn their secrets.
    • Pit of Peril
      Episode 2
      An experimental US Army vehicle has crashed through a crater during a test in the jungle.
    • 10/14/65

      Lady Penelope searches for a missing scientist who knows the secret to creating a powerful fuel from seawater.

    • 10/21/65

      A reporter and his cameraman are trapped underground when the Empire State Building crumbles as it's being moved. Complicating matters, Thunderbird 2 has been badly damaged in a mistaken attack by the US Navy.

    • Edge of Impact
      Episode 5

      Jeff helps an old friend, an Air Force colonel whose experimental fighter planes are being sabotaged by the Hood.

    • Day of Disaster
      Episode 6

      A spacecraft being transported to a launch site falls through a weakened bridge, trapping the two astronauts underwater.

    • 11/11/65

      On his way home to celebrate his third wedding anniversary, Thomas Prescott is forced into an unexpected detour after picking up a hitchhiker. Upon dropping the man at what is supposedly the home of the hitchhiker's doctor, Prescott finds himself thanked with an explosive device clamped to his wrist and not much time to remove it before it detonates. The hitchhiker informs his confused victim that the key is hidden in his office and instructs him to leave the device in a file cabinet once it has been removed. Racing against both time and the police, Prescott does as he's told, but he's trapped in an elevator while fleeing the now-burning building. International Rescue has been monitoring the happenings and decides that now is the time to spring into action. But have they sat on the sidelines too long? Will they arrive in time to pull Prescott from the bottom of the elevator shaft in which he's trapped, or will the fire prove too much even for International Rescue's advanced equipment? Adding to their troubles, will they learn why both man and building were targeted in the first place before the criminals can strike again? After plunging to the bottom of the burning elevator shaft, the man, though injured, is eventually saved by International Rescue. When it's discovered that the explosion targeted government files on gang activity, the FBI is called in, and International Rescue removes itself from the case -- for now. When a British agent named Southern infiltrates the gang responsible for the blast, he and two other men are dispatched to a plutonium storage facility with a familiar calling card -- explosives attached to their wrists. Once inside the heavily fortified building, Southern turns on his companions in hopes of capturing the operation's ringleader, but is himself captured by one of the facility's robot guards and locked inside with the bombs. Can International Rescue save the agent and get to the explosives before half of England is destroyed? And will the gang again manage to escape, free to continue its destruction?

    • 11/18/65

      Brains and Tin Tin face off against the Hood at a secluded lake in the Middle East.

    • End of the Road
      Episode 9

      Tin Tin's old boyfriend tries risky steps to keep his highway construction project on schedule. When his plans backfire, a jealous Alan and the rest of the team must save him.

    • The Uninvited
      Episode 10

      Scott is rescued by two desert explorers after Thunderbird 1 is attacked and shot down by three unknown aircraft. But things turn around when the explorers themselves are in need of a rescue, in which Scott is the man to save them.

    • Sun Probe
      Episode 11

      A spaceship with three astronauts is on a direct course for the sun.

    • 12/16/65

      The Fireflash atomic airliner suffers two mysterious disappearances. International Rescue volunteers to accompany the next flight.

    • Vault of Death
      Episode 13

      When a bank employee is accidentally locked in a special low-oxygen vault, former safecracker Parker and International Rescue must open it.

    • The Mighty Atom
      Episode 14

      The Hood sabotages a nuclear plant.

    • City of Fire
      Episode 15

      A car crashing in an underground garage sets the skyscraper above it on fire.

    • The Imposters
      Episode 16

      International Rescue is framed for the theft of military secrets by imposters.

    • The Man From M.I.5
      Episode 17

      Lady Penelope searches for stolen plans for a nuclear device.

    • Cry Wolf
      Episode 18

      Two boys accidentally summon International Rescue when they call for help while playing with each other. While the team is angry with them, the boys are later attacked for real by the Hood, the team's nemesis.

    • 2/3/66

      A mysterious mist has destroyed a supertanker and is disrupting International Rescue's communications.

    • 2/10/66

      Alan is trapped on a bridge by a jealous rival car racer.

    • 2/17/66

      Lady Penelope and Jeff try to help one of her friends, a duchess who has lost her money to a crooked casino.

    • Brink of Disaster
      Episode 22

      Jeff and Brains are trapped on a malfunctioning monorail.

    • 3/10/66

      At a research station, an experimental enlarging drug has created giant alligators and trapped the researcher.

    • Martian Invasion
      Episode 24

      The Hood stages the filming of a fake movie featuring Martians in order to draw out International Rescue.

    • The Cham-Cham
      Episode 25
      Tin Tin and Lady Penelope go to a ski resort to investigate how military secrets are being transmitted to an enemy power.
    • Security Hazard
      Episode 26
      Members of the team describe their exploits to a boy who stowed away on their last rescue.
    • 1/1/66
      Lady Penelope and Parker holiday at the world's first solar-powered town but during their stay the reflecter crashes and it's up to International Rescue to restore it. Teleplay by Tony Barwick Directed by brian Burgess
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