NUMBER OF EPISODES:
YEAR OF PRODUCTION:
COMPANY:
CREATED BY: 
32
1964-1966
AP FILMS / ITC
GERRY & SYLVIA ANDERSON

 
BACKGROUND

The most famous of all the Anderson shows, Thunderbirds was a triumph in every
aspect from the fantastic production design to the instantly likeable characters.

Concerning the heroic exploits of International Rescue, it focused on ex-astronaut
Jeff Tracy who's five sons piloted the Thunderbird craft to protect people from natural
or man made disasters. Scott piloted the sleak Thunderbird 1 with Virgil piloted the pod
and equipment carrier Thunderbird 2 which housed the submarine Thunderbird 4.
For missions in space there was Thunderbird 3 and the space station Thunderbird 5
ready to receive distress calls from below.

And who can forget the incredible Lady Penelope and her loyal servent Parker who's
enduring appeal have made Thunderbirds one of the best loved series of all time.

The recent live action movie totally missed the mark on what made the original series great!


 

 
CAST
JEFF TRACY 
SCOTT TRACY 
VIRGIL TRACY 
ALAN TRACY 
GORDON TRACY 
JOHN TRACY 
BRAINS 
LADY PENELOPE 
PARKER 
THE HOOD 
TIN TIN 
 

 

 
EPISODE GUIDE
SEASON 1

TRAPPED IN THE SKY 
PIT OF PERIL 
THE PERILS OF PENELOPE 
TERROR IN NEW YORK CITY 
EDGE OF IMPACT 
DAY OF DISASTER 
30 MINUTES AFTER NOON 
DESPARATE INTRUDER 
END OF THE ROAD 
THE UNINVITED 
SUN PROBE 
OPERATION CRASHDIVE 
VAULT OF DEATH 
THE MIGHTY ATOM 
CITY OF FIRE 
THE IMPOSTERS 
THE MAN FROM MI5 
CRY WOLF 
DANGER AT OCEAN DEEP 
MOVE AND YOU'RE DEAD 
THE DUCHESS ASSIGNMENT 
BRINK OF DISASTER 
ATTACK OF THE ALLIGATORS 
MARTIAN INVASION 
THE CHAM-CHAM 
SECURITY HAZARD 
SEASON 2

ATLANTIC INFERNO 
PATH OF DESTRUCTION 
ALIAS MR.HACKENBACKER 
LORD PARKERS 'OLIDAY 
RICOCHET 
GIVE OR TAKE A MILLION 
MOVIES

1966 THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! 
1968 THUNDERBIRD 6
2004 THUNDERBIRDS (Live Action)

 

 
TRIVIA FAX

When Anderson showed the then thirty minute pilot to Sir Lew Grade, the ITC
Chairman said 'That's not a TV show, that's a feature film!'

The Tracy family all had first names after real life American astronauts. 

Lady Penelope was based upon and voiced by Anderson's then wife, Sylvia. 

Gary Miller (who had sung the ending theme to Stingray) had recorded Barry Grays
theme song 'Flying High' before it was abandoned just two weeks before the show
went on air and replaced with the familiar brass march.