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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
15 September 1965 (Netherlands) See more »
Plot:
In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service. Full summary »
User Reviews:
To re-live the magic of toys See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 11)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Graham ... Brains / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Ray Barrett ... John Tracy / ... (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / ... (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Holliday ... Virgil Tracy / ... (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / ... (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
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Series Directed by
Desmond Saunders (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Lane (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Elliott (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Brian Burgess (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Fennell (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dennis Spooner (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald Robertson (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Martin Crump (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tony Barwick (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... producer / executive producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Reg Hill .... associate producer / producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Read .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paddy Seale (4 episodes, 1965)

John Read (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harry MacDonald (15 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry Ledger (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Peter Elliott (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Bell (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Anderson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound (4 episodes, 1965)
Roy Lafbery .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1965)

Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... supervising special effects director / special effects director (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Joy Cuff .... model maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Meldrum .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Other crew
Gerry Anderson .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo .... script editor (25 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mary Turner .... puppetry supervisor (20 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christine Glanville .... puppetry supervisor (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
 

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Runtime:
50 min (32 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Videcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo (re-mastered version)
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Trivia:
Each episode contained 90-120 special effects, filmed at between 72 and 125 frames per second.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In five episodes, there are newspapers with the date Friday, 24 December 1964 on the front cover, and was clearly not intended to be seen by viewers. (Oddly enough, 24 December 1964 was a Thursday).See more »
Quotes:
Virgil Tracy:Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[Thunderbird One does not answer]
John Tracy:He's got to have made it, he's GOT to.
Virgil Tracy:Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[static]
Scott Tracy:Loud and clear.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What does FAB stand for ?
Is it true John Tracy was "relegated" to Thunderbird 5?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
To re-live the magic of toys, 25 February 2004
Author: ogonzalez from Santiago, Chile

You know what I like about this show: it takes me back in time to the days when I loved to play with toys, the days when I used to spend the whole afternoon in the bedroom of a friend of mine playing on the floor with our toys, late into the night, imitating the sound of jet engines with our mouths, crashing our plastic planes into one another, mimicking gunfights, battles, explosions. A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that Chilean TV is replaying the show on Sundays. Last time I had seen one episode must have been fifteen years ago or more, I don't know. I watched and I found myself transported through time back to those days. I can't play with toys anymore, I have lost that childhood thing for toys. But watching the show I re-live the magic of toys, I feel again the beauty and the spell of toy trains, toy cars, toy trucks, toy soldiers, toy planes, etc. And I didn't remember the show looking so gorgeously great on TV (perhaps the reason for that is that back then I watched the show in black and white). Big fun from past!

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