Thunderbirds

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.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Trivia: When Maria is preparing the 'special', look on the table and you can see a live mouse crawling through the raw materials and plates.

Brink of Disaster - S1-E11

Trivia: When Warren Grafton and his cohorts are imprisoned at the end of the episode, you can see that one of his fellow prisoners is "Scobie" from the second season episode "Give or Take a Million".

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.

The Imposters - S1-E19

Trivia: This is the only episode in which the real Thunderbird 2 does not appear.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: When Tin-Tin is in the lounge of the Fireflash, look in the background and you can see the woman driver who started the Thompson Tower fire in the episode "City of Fire".

Danger at Ocean Deep - S1-E22

Trivia: This is the only episode in which we see John Tracy taking part in a rescue.

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".

Danger at Ocean Deep - S1-E22

Trivia: The Manor to Penelope's right at the Clydeside launching of "Ocean Pioneer II" is Professor Holden from "The Mighty Atom". Tony Williams (from "Cry Wolf"), MI5 agent Tidman (from "The Man from MI5") and Lovegrove (from "The Vault of Death") are also visible in the crowd, as well as the Commander of "Ocean Pioneer I".

The Imposters - S1-E19

Trivia: In the opening scene, you can see two characters who have appeared in previous episodes. First, when the TV reporter comes through the crowd with the cameraman, you can see Blanche Carter (from "City of Fire") in the background, and the photographer who takes a picture of the impostor is Colonel Tim Casey from "Edge of Impact".

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Trivia: When the Hood is in the laboratory in the tracking station, the camera focuses on the tabletop and one of the items on the table is a photograph. This photo is of Eddie Houseman from the episode "End of the Road".

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".

Danger at Ocean Deep - S1-E22

Trivia: Lord Worden was originally seen as Sir Jeremy Hodge in the episode "The Perils of Penelope".

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Trivia: When Scott contacts the Empire State Site Control in Thunderbird 1, look very carefully and you can see a small insect climbing up his seat.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Trivia: When Professor Holden is demonstrating the Mighty Atom to the other professors (including the Hood), look on the table and you can see the communicator (with an eagle on top of it) that Jeff Tracy uses at Tracy Island.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: The character who tries to unsuccessfully defuse a bomb in this episode is "Bob Meddings". This is a reference to the art director Bob Bell and Derek Meddings, the programme's special effects director.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Trivia: Although the pyramid people are named as "Zombites" in the script and the symbol on their helmets is a stylised "Z", they are never actually referred to as "Zombites" in the episode.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Trivia: This episode has the smallest guest cast of all the Thunderbirds episodes, with only two characters other than the regular cast.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Trivia: This episode features the only appearance of a real human face in the series: when Lady Penelope peeps through a spyhole in the door of a bank during the opening scene. The face you see is that of puppet operator Judith Shutt, who was also Penelope's hand double throughout the series.

Season 1 generally

Trivia: Apart from Virgil Tracy, David Holliday provided the voice of just three 'guest' characters during the first series.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: 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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