Season 1 Episode 13

Vault of Death

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 23, 1965 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • Before entering the bank via the disused subway, Virgil and Alan attempt to burn their way through the vault's door with laser beams, seeming to disregard the oxyhydnite gas that Brains developed in City of Fire?

    • As Penelope congratulates Parker in FAB 1 after leaving the bank, the background shows that the car makes a sharp turn to the left, but Parker's steering wheel hardly moves.

    • Virgil and Alan arrive at Bank station via a tunnel from Piccadilly Circus, although the two stations are on different lines of the Underground: Piccadilly Circus is on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, while Bank is on the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City and Docklands Light Railway lines.

    • When Lovegrove first realizes Lambert is trapped in the vault, he is talking to Carter, whose voice is initially that of Shane Rimmer but has suddenly changed to David Graham.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The drills that Virgil and Alan use to enter the vault from the underground tunnel previously appeared in Stingray as the sidearms carried by WASP personnel.

    • This is the only episode to feature (part of) a human face when Lady Penelope puts her eye through the keyhole.

    • Gordon and Kyrano appear in this episode but don't speak.

    • Ray Barrett's voice of Lovegrove is based on distinguished actor Sir John Gielgud.

  • Allusions