List of Stingray episodes

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This is an episode guide for the Gerry Anderson television series Stingray, which was made for the British production company ITC Entertainment and first aired between 1964 and 1965 on ATV Midlands. Episodes are listed in the original ATV Midlands broadcast order. The home release was in order of production. All episodes were filmed in colour, a first for a British television programme.

Main Series (1964-65)[edit]

Thirty-nine episodes, each of 25 minutes duration.

Ep. No. Title Directed by[1] Written by[1] Original Air Date Production #[1]
1 "Stingray" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 4 October 1964 (1964-10-04) 1
When a World Navy submarine is mysteriously destroyed, Troy and Phones are assigned to investigate. However, they are captured by the Aquaphibians and sentenced to life imprisonment in the undersea penal complex of Aquatraz by Titan of Titanica.
2 "Emergency Marineville" John Kelly Alan Fennell 11 October 1964 (1964-10-11) 11
A series of unsuccessful missile attacks against Marineville leads to the Stingray crew needing to sabotage the culprits' attempt to evade WASP's interceptor rockets.
3 "The Ghost Ship" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 18 October 1964 (1964-10-18) 8
Commander Shore and Phones are held hostage by a plundering villain. Troy tries to find a way to rescue to his friends even it means disobeying Commander Shore's orders.
4 "Subterranean Sea" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 25 October 1964 (1964-10-25) 12
The Stingray crew brave the perils of a newly-discovered underground sea when their vacation leave is cancelled.
5 "Loch Ness Monster" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 1 November 1964 (1964-11-01) 13
Troy, Phones and Atlanta are sent to Scotland to solve the mystery of Nessie once and for all.
6 "Set Sail for Adventure" David Elliott Dennis Spooner 8 November 1964 (1964-11-08) 30
A storm injures an admiral on his sailing vessel, causing him to lose his memory and turn his cannons on Stingray.
7 "The Man from the Navy" John Kelly Alan Fennell 15 November 1964 (1964-11-15) 19
Agent X-2-Zero sabotages a Navy Captain's test missile by loading it with real explosives. With the officer facing a court-martial at the hands of Commander Shore, it is up to Troy to prove the man's innocence.
8 "An Echo of Danger" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 22 November 1964 (1964-11-22) 25
Agent X-2-Zero plots to damage Phones's reliability by creating false underwater soundings.
9 "Raptures of the Deep" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 29 November 1964 (1964-11-29) 16
Troy's dwindling air supply causes him to fall unconscious while on a rescue mission. Delirious, he dreams about life in a fantasy world where his friends are his loyal servants.
10 "Titan Goes Pop" Alan Pattillo Alan Fennell 6 December 1964 (1964-12-06) 29
Agent X-2-Zero kidnaps a pop star visiting Marineville and brings him before Titan as hostage.
11 "In Search of the Tajmanon" Desmond Saunders Dennis Spooner 13 December 1964 (1964-12-13) 28
Troy and Phones encounter an old enemy when they try to find the submerged temple of Tajmanon in Africa.
12 "A Christmas to Remember" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 20 December 1964 (1964-12-20) 37
While Troy decides to help the orphaned son of a dead WASP aquanaut at Christmas, Phones is captured by an enemy warrior and forced to lay a trap for his comrade.
13 "Tune of Danger" John Kelly Alan Fennell 27 December 1964 (1964-12-27) 31
Agent X-2-Zero makes plans to ruin a jazz group's performance in Marina's father's home undersea city with a bomb.
14 "The Ghost of the Sea" David Elliott Alan Fennell 3 January 1965 (1965-01-03) 10
Commander Shore relives the ordeal that left him paralysed when construction on a new Cobalt mining rig is completed.
15 "Rescue from the Skies" Desmond Saunders Dennis Spooner 10 January 1965 (1965-01-10) 32
Troy must be lowered onto Stingray from the air after Agent X-2-Zero plants a bomb on the craft's hull while a lieutenant uses it for target practice.
16 "The Lighthouse Dwellers" David Elliott Alan Fennell 17 January 1965 (1965-01-17) 38
Troy and Phones investigate after a signal from a disused lighthouse confuses a pilot and causes him to crash his aircraft.
17 "The Big Gun" David Elliott Alan Fennell 24 January 1965 (1965-01-24) 6
After Stingray destroys two attacking submarines, Troy, Phones and Marina stumble across their source - the underwater city of Solarstar. They aim to foil the Solistans before they can obliterate the West Coast of America.
18 "The Cool Cave Man" Alan Pattillo Alan Fennell 31 January 1965 (1965-01-31) 33
While asleep, Troy dreams of a meeting between him and a group of undersea cavemen who have looted the cargo of a vessel ferrying radioactive material.
19 "Deep Heat" John Kelly Alan Fennell 7 February 1965 (1965-02-07) 27
Venturing into the base of a volcano to investigate the disappearance of a robotic probe, Troy and Phones are captured by two survivors from a ruined city.
20 "Star of the East" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 14 February 1965 (1965-02-14) 24
An Eastern dictator called El Hudat wishes to join the World Aquanaut Security Patrol - but kidnaps Marina after he is overthrown in his home country.
21 "Invisible Enemy" David Elliott Alan Fennell 21 February 1965 (1965-02-21) 26
Troy and Phones save an unconscious man - unaware that he is trying to leave Marineville open to attack by subduing personnel with a self-induced hypnotic trance.
22 "Tom Thumb Tempest" Alan Pattillo Alan Fennell 28 February 1965 (1965-02-28) 21
Troy falls asleep in the Standby Room and dreams about shrinking in size and witnessing a meeting between the undersea races in which they finalise their plans to destroy Marineville.
23 "Eastern Eclipse" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 7 March 1965 (1965-03-07) 36
Agent X-2-Zero frees the wicked former dictator El Hudat from the Marineville brig by replacing him with his twin brother.
24 "Treasure Down Below" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 14 March 1965 (1965-03-14) 5
When Stingray becomes trapped in a whirlpool, the crew must face off against undersea pirates.
25 "Stand by for Action" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 21 March 1965 (1965-03-21) 17
Agent X-2-Zero poses as a film director in his latest scheme to eliminate Troy.
26 "Pink Ice" David Elliott Alan Fennell 28 March 1965 (1965-03-28) 22
Stingray becomes ensnared in a patch of pink slush created by an unidentified vessel.
27 "The Disappearing Ships" David Elliott Alan Fennell 4 April 1965 (1965-04-04) 18
Three disused freighters disappear in mysterious circumstances in their due for self-destruction.
28 "Secret of the Giant Oyster" John Kelly Alan Fennell 11 April 1965 (1965-04-11) 15
Troy is assigned to recover a beautiful pearl from the seabed, but the task is not as straightforward as it seems.
29 "The Invaders" David Elliott Dennis Spooner 18 April 1965 (1965-04-18) 14
The Stingray crew is captured by undersea villains and interrogated for information on Marineville's defence systems.
30 "A Nut for Marineville" David Elliott Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 25 April 1965 (1965-04-25) 34
An eccentric professor is brought in to develop a super missile which is Marineville's only hope of destroying an indestructible undersea craft.
31 "Trapped in the Depths" John Kelly Alan Fennell 2 May 1965 (1965-05-02) 35
An insane professor kidnaps Atlanta and steals Stingray with the intention of destroying Marineville.
32 "Count Down" Alan Pattillo Dennis Spooner 9 May 1965 (1965-05-09) 9
Agent X-2-Zero masquerades as a teacher for mute people in a plot to destroy Marineville, leaving Marina in mortal danger.
33 "Sea of Oil" John Kelly Dennis Spooner 16 May 1965 (1965-05-16) 3
While probing the destruction of an oil rig with Troy and Phones, Atlanta is captured by undersea warriors.
34 "Plant of Doom" David Elliott Alan Fennell 23 May 1965 (1965-05-23) 2
Outraged that his slave Marina assisted Troy and Phones in their escape from Aquatraz, Titan plots his revenge by ordering surface agent X-2-Zero to deliver a toxic plant to her father.
35 "The Master Plan" John Kelly Alan Fennell 30 May 1965 (1965-05-30) 23
Troy is poisoned by Aquaphibians and the sole owner of the required antidote is Titan - who demands Marina in exchange for saving Troy's life.
36 "The Golden Sea" John Kelly Dennis Spooner 6 June 1965 (1965-06-06) 7
Titan hears of the work of scientists converting sea minerals to gold and plans to sabotage their efforts.
37 "Hostages of the Deep" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 13 June 1965 (1965-06-13) 4
An aquatic alien kidnaps a World Navy admiral and his wife.
38 "Marineville Traitor" Desmond Saunders Alan Fennell 20 June 1965 (1965-06-20) 20
All the signs point to Commander Shore after an essential component vanishes from Marineville Control.
39 "Aquanaut of the Year" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 27 June 1965 (1965-06-27) 39
Troy is amazed to receive the prestigious "Aquanaut of the Year" award and sits before an audience while a selection of his adventures are recalled as flashbacks.

Special episodes[edit]

Ep. # Title Directed by[1] Written by[1] Original Air Date[1] Length[1]
1 "Stingray (Feature Presentation)" Alan Pattillo Alan Pattillo Unscreened 99 mins approx.
The cast, joined by Admiral Denver, review some of Stingray's most dangerous missions. A feature-length clip show episode, created by AP Films for Japanese television executives in 1963, comprising four complete episodes ("Stingray", "An Echo of Danger", "Raptures of the Deep" and "Emergency Marineville"). Rediscovered in 2001.
2 "The Reunion Party" Alan Pattillo &
John Kelly
Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, Dennis Spooner, Alan Fennell
and Alan Pattillo
2 January 2008 (2008-01-02), BBC Four 29 mins approx.
The cast, joined by Admiral Denver, review some of Stingray's most dangerous missions. A condensed version of the 1963 Feature Presentation, which excludes the material from "Raptures of the Deep". Screened as a segment of "Gerry Anderson Night" on BBC Four. Created in collaboration with BBC Wales.

Compilation films[edit]

Between 1980 and 1981, two compilation films were produced for which a number of the original episodes were re-edited and modified for inclusion.

Film # Title Compilation[1] Year[1] Length[1]
1 The Incredible Voyage of Stingray "Stingray", "Plant of Doom", "Count Down", "The Master Plan" 1980 (1980) 94 mins approx.
2 Invaders from the Deep "Hostages of the Deep", "Emergency Marineville", "The Big Gun", "Deep Heat" 1981 (1981) 92 mins approx.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Bentley, Chris (2008) [2001]. The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide (4 ed.). Richmond, London: Reynolds and Hearn. ISBN 978-1-905287-74-1. 

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