Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: Wilbur Dandridge III was previously Warren Grafton in the episode "Brink of Disaster".

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: When Jeff is with Lady Penelope at the London Air Display, look in the background and you can see The Hood in his "Martian Invasion" disguise.

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: Lil, Lady Penelope's chef (seen in the episode "Vault of Death"), makes a cameo appearance in the gallery scene.

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: The blonde-haired croupier on the Duchess of Royston's table in the casino at the beginning of the episode would go on to be the crook "Scobie" in the second season episode "Give or Take a Million".

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: At the art exhibition, look very carefully and you can see that one of the paintings is Virgil's portrait of Alan seen at the end of the episode "Move - and You're Dead".

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: The Domo is a recycled version of the Excavator, which was used in the episode "Martian Invasion".

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In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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