List of Joe 90 episodes

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This is the list of episodes of the Gerry Anderson television series Joe 90, made for the British production company ITC Entertainment and first broadcast between 1968 and 1969 on ATV Midlands. Episodes are listed in original ATV Midlands broadcast order.

Main Series (1968–69)[edit]

Ep. No. Title Directed by[1] Written by[1] Original Air Date[1] Production No.[1] Recommended Broadcast No.[2]
1 "The Most Special Agent" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 29 September 1968 (1968-09-29) 1 1
Professor Ian "Mac" McClaine completes his work on the revolutionary BIG RAT, to the interest of his friend (and WIN agent) Sam Loover. Introducing the McClaines to WIN, commander-in-chief Shane Weston contrives a mission in which Joe 90 steals a new Russian fighter-bomber to prevent an arms race between the East and West.
2 "Most Special Astronaut" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 6 October 1968 (1968-10-06) 13 11
Joe ventures into space to save two astronauts stranded on a space station with a dwindling air supply.
3 "Project 90" Peter Anderson Tony Barwick 13 October 1968 (1968-10-13) 17 16
Criminal masterminds uncover the McClaines' involvement with WIN and kidnap Mac for further information.
4 "Hi-jacked" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 20 October 1968 (1968-10-20) 2 2
Joe attempts to thwart a lethal arms runner.
5 "Colonel McClaine" Ken Turner Tony Barwick 27 October 1968 (1968-10-27) 16 17
Equipped with the knowledge and experience of an army driver and explosives expert, Joe is assigned to transport a dangerous chemical across Africa.
6 "The Fortress" Leo Eaton Shane Rimmer 3 November 1968 (1968-11-03) 15 15
Joe is assigned to rescue a fellow WIN agent from an impregnable stronghold before his captors force him to divulge classified information.
7 "King for a Day" Leo Eaton Shane Rimmer 10 November 1968 (1968-11-10) 11 9
Joe poses as the heir to a Middle Eastern throne as WIN tries to rescue the real prince from kidnappers allied with a jealous regent.
8 "International Concerto" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 17 November 1968 (1968-11-17) 6 4
A top WIN agent finds his cover broken. Joe must take on his persona as a famous pianist if the agent is to escape his captors.
9 "Splashdown" Leo Eaton Shane Rimmer[3] 24 November 1968 (1968-11-24) 3 3
Joe must stop the organisation responsible for the kidnapping of two electronics experts before time runs out for him and his father.
10 "Big Fish" Leo Eaton Shane Rimmer 1 December 1968 (1968-12-01) 7 6
A submarine has unwittingly malfunctioned in enemy waters and Joe must remove it to prevent political carnage.
11 "Relative Danger" Peter Anderson Shane Rimmer 8 December 1968 (1968-12-08) 9 7
Joe is brained up with the skills of an expert explorer to save three miners endangered by their own explosives test.
12 "Operation McClaine" Ken Turner Gerry Anderson & David Lane 15 December 1968 (1968-12-15) 4 5
When a specialist neurosurgeon is injured in a plane crash, it is up to Joe to save the life of an ailing novelist.
13 "The Unorthodox Shepherd" Ken Turner Tony Barwick 22 December 1968 (1968-12-22) 8 8
Joe, Mac and Sam investigate unusual disturbances surrounding a church crypt in the days leading up to Christmas.
14 "Business Holiday" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 29 December 1968 (1968-12-29) 10 10
Strange happenings during the McClaines' holiday are connected to the need to destroy a rogue government's new military base.
15 "Arctic Adventure" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 5 January 1969 (1969-01-05) 14 14
A nuclear bomb must be discreetly removed from the Arctic wastes of the Eastern Sector to avert a world war.
16 "Double Agent" Ken Turner Tony Barwick 12 January 1969 (1969-01-12) 12 13
Joe is unintentionally given the brain pattern of a double agent for a mission to protect top-secret WIN cipher codes.
17 "Three's a Crowd" Peter Anderson Tony Barwick 19 January 1969 (1969-01-19) 5 12
Joe intervenes when it seems that there is more to Mac's new girlfriend than meets the eye.
18 "The Professional" Leo Eaton Donald James 26 January 1969 (1969-01-26) 19 20
Using the brain pattern of a convicted safe-cracker, Joe infiltrates a castle to retrieve a dictator's undeserved gold bullion.
19 "The Race" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 2 February 1969 (1969-02-02) 18 19
Joe is given his father's brain pattern and they share a dream, revolving around a madcap rally race from London to Monte Carlo.
20 "Talkdown" Alan Perry Tony Barwick 9 February 1969 (1969-02-09) 22 21
Joe takes the place of an injured test pilot to demonstrate a new hypersonic fighter aircraft, only to find himself in mortal danger.
21 "Breakout" Leo Eaton Shane Rimmer 16 February 1969 (1969-02-16) 23 22
A pair of convicts break out of a Canadian jail and threaten to kill the country's prime minister unless they are given a generous ransom.
22 "Child of the Sun God" Alan Perry John Lucarotti 23 February 1969 (1969-02-23) 26 23
World leaders are left paralysed after being attacked with poison darts known to have been used only by a lost South American tribe.
23 "See You Down There" Leo Eaton Tony Barwick 2 March 1969 (1969-03-02) 28 29
An exploitative businessman is compelled to change his ways after he is bewildered by Joe 90's multitude of brain patterns.
24 "Lone-Handed 90" Ken Turner Desmond Saunders & Keith Wilson 9 March 1969 (1969-03-09) 20 18
While the BIG RAT is out of action, Joe dreams of life as a sheriff in the Wild West.
25 "Attack of the Tiger" Peter Anderson Tony Barwick 16 March 1969 (1969-03-16) 21 26
Joe pilots a new fighter-bomber to destroy a nuclear weapons base before a device is placed in orbit to hold the world to ransom.
26 "Viva Cordova" Peter Anderson Tony Barwick 23 March 1969 (1969-03-23) 30 25
Joe must act as a bodyguard to a new, democratically-elected president to prevent his assassination at the hands of the country's former dictator.
27 "Mission X-41" Ken Turner Pat Dunlop 30 March 1969 (1969-03-30) 24 27
Assuming the skills of a leading virologist, Joe tries to steal the antibody for a deadly virus before it can be used to attack the West.
28 "Test Flight" Peter Anderson Donald James 6 April 1969 (1969-04-06) 25 28
Joe tries to find out whether the crash of a prototype spaceplane was an accident or sabotage.
29 "Trial at Sea" Brian Heard Donald James 13 April 1969 (1969-04-13) 27 24
With the brain pattern of a terrorist, Joe has little time to prevent the destruction of a new transatlantic hoverliner.
30 "The Birthday" Leo Eaton Tony Barwick 20 April 1969 (1969-04-20) 29 30
Joe reaches his tenth birthday, and celebrates with his friends as they reminisce over his many adventures.

Compilation film[edit]

In 1981, a compilation film was produced for which a number of the original episodes were re-edited and modified for inclusion (in this film, "The Most Special Agent" is presented as an actual adventure rather than a speculative scenario).

Film No. Title Compilation[1] Year[1] Length[1]
1 "The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90" "The Most Special Agent", "Splashdown", "Attack of the Tiger", "Arctic Adventure" 1981 93 mins approx.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bentley, Chris (2008) [2001]. The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide (4th ed.). London: Reynolds & Hearn. ISBN 978-1-905287-74-1. 
  2. ^ Frampton, Andrew (9 April 2009). "Joe 90 – The Episodes". bigrat.co.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ The end credits of "Splashdown" wrongly attribute the authorship of the script to Tony Barwick.

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