The Best Episodes of Thunderbirds Are Go!

#1 - Heavy Metal 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 13

Brains and Alan are on a visit to the Supreme Hadron Collider when a satellite begins to fall straight towards them. They are rescued in the nick of time by the arrival of Virgil in Thunderbird 2. Examining the evidence, the team decide that the malfunction was caused by a gravity well instigated by the collider itself. Things get even stickier when a commercial jet is caught in the pull of the gravity well and is in imminent danger of crashing. Can International Rescue shut down the collider in time to save the plane and its passengers?

Directors: Theo Baynton

#2 - Under Pressure 8.14

Season 1 - Episode 12

A heavy metal extraction platform carrying toxic waste at the bottom of the ocean is in trouble. Gordon rushes in with Thunderbird 4 when a fire on board the rolling factory damages its steering capabilities. With the help of Lady Penelope and Parker on the surface, Gordon must rescue platform operator Ned Tedford and prevent the rig from spilling its waste.

Directors: David Scott

#3 - Skyhook 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 11

International Rescue scrambles all the flight-capable Thunderbirds to rescue the crew of CIR.R.U.S, a high-atmosphere weather station, now in danger due to the arrival of a fierce storm. TB1, TB2 and TB3 are quickly crippled by the conditions, and the only hope of salvaging the mission lies with TB5 - and John's ability to mount his most daring rescue ever.

Directors: David Scott

#4 - Relic 8.09

Season 1 - Episode 15

Scott and Alan travel to the far side of the moon to rescue their father's best friend from a meteor shower.

Directors: David Scott

#5 - Colony 8.08

Season 2 - Episode 5

When a transport ship carrying colonists heads straight into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Thunderbird 3 is deployed to regain control.


#6 - Breakdown 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 16

Virgil and Brains attempts to rescue a mining crew trapped inside a glacier, but the scientist in charge of the project refuses to leave.

Directors: David Scott

#7 - Slingshot 7.95

Season 1 - Episode 9

A malfunction at a mining operation sends an asteroid careening towards the sun, endangering crewman Ned Tedford. Alan and Kayo deploy Thunderbird 3 for the rescue mission, but a rogue solar flare knocks out their sensors. They land near the mine, and must find a way to alter the asteroid's trajectory so that it slingshots around the sun instead of crashing into it.

Directors: David Scott

#8 - Ghost Ship 7.92

Season 2 - Episode 2

A distress call from an interstellar ship called EDEN leads Alan and John to explore the wreckage. There they find space pirates and mysterious spider-like robots known as Builder Bots.


#9 - Legacy 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 26

A number of carefully staged disasters require the full attention of everyone at International Rescue. Kayo discovers that the Hood is behind these acts of terrorism and has actually infiltrated Tracy Island. To make matters worse, the Hood has rigged up explosive devices to bring down the Thunderbird craft - and now he reveals his shocking secret to the Tracy brothers.

Directors: David Scott

#10 - Designated Driver 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 22

Parker gives Alan driving lessons at the Creighton-‐Ward estate in FAB0 while Lady Penelope has tea with her great aunt Sylvia. Progress is slow until a pair of bumbling intruders attempt to kidnap the ladies. FAB1 is the only vehicle that can reach them in time. Parker is injured and cannot drive so Alan has to conquer his fear and rescue them.

Directors: David Scott

#11 - Tunnels of Time

Season 1 - Episode 10

Lady Penelope, Parker and Gordon visit the Amazon desert, where an archaeologist shows them round an ancient temple. When they all become trapped inside, the academic refuses to let them call for help, fearing for his reputation - so the trio of heroes must put their wits to the task of finding an escape route.

Directors: Theo Baynton

#12 - Space Race

Season 1 - Episode 3

Alan is on space junk duty, when one of the pieces of debris turns out to be a heat-seeking SAT-MINE that activates and locks onto TB3's heat signature. Back on Earth, Lady Penelope and Parker implement a plan to sneak into a top-secret storage facility.

Directors: David Scott

#13 - Ring of Fire (2) 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 2

As the team continue their quest to save the researched, Lady Penelope is on the trail of their adversary.

Directors: David Scott

#14 - Earthbreaker 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 1

A geological survey team gets trapped when a huge earth-breaking vehicle, controlled by a villain known only as the Mechanic, causes them to fall into a narrow crevice. As International Rescue mobilise, Lady Penelope and Parker visit the Hood in Parkmoor Scrubs prison to find out more about this mysterious new villain.


#15 - EOS

Season 1 - Episode 8

A series of cascading equipment failures leads John to realise that rogue A.I. has gained control of Thunderbird 5. The programme is sending false monitor images to Tracy Island to deceive the other brothers. John finally gets through to Lady Penelope and informs her of the situation. Once the other brothers figure out what is going on, Alan is despatched in Thunderbird 3 to rescue John.

Directors: Theo Baynton

#16 - City Under The Sea 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 4

A family becomes trapped in a city that is being overtaken by rising ocean tides.


#17 - Recharge 7.72

Season 1 - Episode 18

High in the Arctic, a machine designed to harness the energy of the aurora borealis has gone haywire. If not repaired, it could permanently disrupt the magnetic field protecting the Earth. Scott and Virgil answer the call, despite Virgil's insistence that they both need a break. Complicating matters is the fact that an atmospheric approach will be impossible, which forces Scott and Virgil to configure SKI PODS to get there in time. Scott admits the burden he feels as leader but the crisis is averted with Max's help.

Directors: David Scott

#18 - Falling Skies 7.81

Season 1 - Episode 14

Brains has invented a self-constructing luxury hotel which orbits around Earth. Unfortunately for its guests, the luxurious hotel in space begins to malfunction and the International Rescue team have to step in to avert a major disaster.

Directors: Theo Baynton

#19 - Comet Chasers 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 21

It is 2060 and once again Halley's Comet is passing close to Earth. A businessman and his personal assistant fly up to chase the comet but end up sending out a distress call. Alan and Scott have to rescue them in Thunderbird 3.

Directors: David Scott

#20 - Crosscut 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 4

Thunderbird 5 picks up an unusual radiation spike from a remote corner of Africa, and Scott rushes in with Thunderbird 1 to check it out. Using special equipment, Scott enters the mine and discovers the source to be a leak of unstable uranium. Moments later he is attacked by a mysterious woman who claims that the mine belongs to her family. During their confrontation, the mine begins to crumble - and Scott and she must find a way out.

Directors: David Scott

#21 - Heist Society 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 17

The Hood traps Lady Penelope and Parker inside an underwater hyper-loop train during a high stakes robbery.

Directors: Theo Baynton

#22 - Ring of Fire (1) 7.70

Season 1 - Episode 1

A powerful seaquake turns a busy day for International Rescue into a perilous one. Lady Penelope helps Thunderbirds find who put seismic destabilisers on the sea bed.

Directors: David Scott

#23 - Touch and Go 7.24

Season 1 - Episode 24

In the Arizona desert there is a facility known as CATCH, from where all air traffic in North America is controlled. Scott and Virgil handle a rescue mission involving a mid-air plane collision while Kayo infiltrates the bunker with the help of Thunderbird Shadow. Then Kayo realises that this is all part of a much bigger plan by the Hood.

Directors: David Scott

#24 - Chain of Command 7.61

Season 1 - Episode 23

During a joint operation between International Rescue and the Global Defence Force, a series of mishaps nearly ends in disaster. In the wake of the botched mission, Colonel Martin Janus takes over the GDF, imposing a strict set of restrictions on International Rescue. As Lady Penelope and Parker attempt to reason with the colonel, they begin to realise that he is not quite what he seems - then it becomes apparent that he really is an imposter working for the Hood.

Directors: David Scott

#25 - Unplugged 7.74

Season 1 - Episode 6

An anti-technology group calling themselves The Luddites power up an electromagnetic pulse device underneath London, crippling everything that uses electricity. The result is a near catastrophe as the entire city shuts down. Virgil and Grandma Tracy must find and disable the device - with the help of Lady Penelope and Parker.

Directors: Theo Baynton