Thunderbirds: Season 1, Episode 1

Trapped in the Sky (30 Sep. 1965)

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The Hood plants a bomb aboard the Fireflash. Can International Rescue bring the airliner down without using its landing gear?



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Episode cast overview:
Peter Dyneley ...
Jeff Tracy / Commander Norman / Interceptor One Pilot (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ...
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / Air Terrainean Guide (voice)
Scott Tracy / TX 204 Co-pilot (voice)
David Holliday ...
Virgil Tracy (voice)
David Graham ...
Gordon Tracy / Aloysius Parker / Brains / Kyrano / Captain Hanson / Lieutenant Bob Meddings / Fireflash Passenger / Crash Tenders / Doctor (voice)
John Tracy / The Hood / Alan Tracy / Fireflash Co-Pilot / Assistant Controller / Harris / TX 204 Pilot (voice)
Christine Finn ...
Tin-Tin Kyrano / Airport Tannoy (voice)


The Hood plants a bomb aboard the Fireflash. Can International Rescue bring the airliner down without using its landing gear?

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(Westrex Recording System)


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1.33 : 1
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The arrangement of the music on the main titles and end credit sequences is unique to this episode and sound effects are heard in the episode montage during the opening titles. See more »


In several shots from beneath Thunderbird 1, seen while the Hood takes photographs of the aircraft, the vehicle's markings show the "T" of Thunderbird painted on the red nose cone. All other shots of the craft show the nose cone free of markings. See more »


Jeff Tracy: OK, boys. That's the brief. It's our first assignment, so make it look good.
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I can't see the strings, only the quality.
4 February 2009 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Thunderbirds is a triumph of TV. It's a real series for children that took them seriously. It didn't treat kids as kids, it treated them as small adults, and in the process gave us real excitement, cutting edge effects and great stories. The premise of the series may seem unrealistic, but the plots were excellent. It contained real people (they may have been represented by puppets, but they were real people) in real situation. They were edge of the seat programs that quite frankly many programs today could learn lessons from. Plus, how many things in these programs have either come true, or indeed look just like the designs of things used by the Thunderbirds team. It's no chance happening that kids (and still adults) love it today just as much as they did when it was made. Why? Because they don't see the strings, they see the program, and the program captures the imagination completely. How many (supposedly) children's programs made 40 years ago do 21st century kids want to watch now? And what's the betting they still will in another 40.

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