List of Supercar episodes

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This is an episode guide for the Gerry Anderson television series Supercar, made for the British production company ITC Entertainment and first broadcast between 1961 and 1962 on ATV Midlands. Episodes are listed in original ATV Midlands broadcast order.

Series One (1961)[edit]

Ep. # Title Directed by[1] Written by[1] Original Air Date Production #[1]
1 "Rescue" Gerry Anderson Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 28 January 1961 (1961-01-28) 1
Astronaut Bill Gibson and his younger brother Jimmy, along with their pet chimpanzee, Mitch, find themselves stranded at sea following the crash of their aircraft, Falcon 25. With Navy rescue out of the question due to heavy fog, the opportunity arises for Mike Mercury to give Supercar a test run.
2 "False Alarm" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 4 February 1961 (1961-02-04) 4
A plan devised by Masterspy and Friend Zarin to steal Supercar fails when Mitch uses the remote control to take the thieves on a chaotic ride through the skies.
3 "The Talisman of Sargon" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 11 February 1961 (1961-02-11) 3
Masterspy plans to steal an ancient jewel.
4 "What Goes Up" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 18 February 1961 (1961-02-18) 5
When a military operation dubbed 'Operation: 4th of July' fails, Supercar has to blow up a balloon carrying a dangerous load of rocket fuel.
5 "Amazonian Adventure" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 25 February 1961 (1961-02-25) 2
Dr. Beaker and Mike are taken prisoner by a tribe of headhunters while searching for a plant to cure an illness affecting Mitch.
6 "Grounded" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 4 March 1961 (1961-03-04) 7
Supercar takes to the road to catch a thief.
7 "Keep it Cool" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 11 March 1961 (1961-03-11) 6
Masterspy steals Supercar's fuel, but overlooks the fact it has to be refrigerated.
8 "Jungle Hazard" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 18 March 1961 (1961-03-18) 8
Masterspy tries to cheat Dr. Beaker's cousin out of a plantation.
9 "High Tension" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 25 March 1961 (1961-03-25) 9
Masterspy kidnaps Dr. Beaker and demands Supercar as ransom.
10 "Island Incident" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 1 April 1961 (1961-04-01) 10
The deposed leader of Pelota enlists Supercar's help to bring peace
11 "Ice-Fall" Desmond Saunders Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 8 April 1961 (1961-04-08) 12
Dr. Beaker is trapped in a cave.
12 "Phantom Piper" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 15 April 1961 (1961-04-15) 14
Supercar flies to Scotland to investigate a 'Phantom Piper'.
13 "Pirate Plunder" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 22 April 1961 (1961-04-22) 16
The Supercar crew sets a trap for a modern-day raider of the high seas
14 "A Little Art" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 29 April 1961 (1961-04-29) 11
Mike and Dr. Beaker try to find a forger's plates- if an art dealer and a criminal don't find the plates first.
15 "Flight of Fancy" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 6 May 1961 (1961-05-06) 17
Jimmy dreams of using Supercar to save a princess.
16 "Deep Seven" Desmond Saunders Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 13 May 1961 (1961-05-13) 15
A bathyscaphe is trapped in the deepest point in the Pacific.
17 "Hostage" Desmond Saunders Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 20 May 1961 (1961-05-20) 18
The two-bit criminals Judd and Harper hold Mike captive
18 "The Sunken Temple" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 27 May 1961 (1961-05-27) 19
Spyros, the bandit, tries to keep Supercar from discovering his submerged secret.
19 "The Lost City" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 3 June 1961 (1961-06-03) 23
Supercar is diverted to the Amazon by a Professor Watkins, who intends to launch a flying atomic bomb, and the target is Washington.
20 "Trapped in the Depths" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 10 June 1961 (1961-06-10) 20
Supercar is trapped by a mine underwater.
21 "The Dragon of Ho Meng" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 17 June 1961 (1961-06-17) 22
Supercar is flying in a typhoon but Mike decides to land on an island near the Chinese border.
22 "The Magic Carpet" Desmond Saunders Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 24 June 1961 (1961-06-24) 24
Mike and the crew thwart a nefarious plan to steal the throne of a remote Asian nation.
23 "Supercar "Take One"" Desmond Saunders Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 1 July 1961 (1961-07-01) 26
Dr. Beaker films Supercar in action, and receives illegal footage of secret organisations.
24 "Crash Landing" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 8 July 1961 (1961-07-08) 21
Mitch gets a girlfriend when engine trouble forces Supercar down in the jungle.
25 "The Tracking of Masterspy" David Elliott Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 15 July 1961 (1961-07-15) 13
Masterspy finally manages to steal Supercar, but he doesn't keep it for long.
26 "The White Line" Alan Pattillo Martin & Hugh Woodhouse 6 August 1961 (1961-08-06) 25
Supercar heads to London to help Scotland Yard solve a series of bank robberies.

Series Two (1962)[edit]

Ep. # Title Directed by[1] Written by[1] Original Air Date Production #[1]
1 "The Runaway Train" David Elliott Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 2 February 1962 (1962-02-02) 1
Masterspy sabotages a prototype atomic-powered diesel train on its journey from London to Brighton in England in a bid to assassinate a VIP passenger. Dr Beaker and the rest of the Supercar team have been invited to drive the train, but will they be able to stop the sabotaged engine before the vehicle crashes into a station at the end of the line?
2 "Precious Cargo" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 11 February 1962 (1962-02-11) 2
A little French girl escapes her tyrannical guardian in a crate of wine bound for Black Rock.
3 "Operation Superstork" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 18 February 1962 (1962-02-18) 3
Mitch sets a balloon (with Mike, Jimmy and Beaker on boared) adrift.
4 "Hi-Jack" Bill Harris Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 25 February 1962 (1962-02-25) 4
A Boeing 707 is hijacked- with Dr. Beaker, Jimmy, and Bill trapped in it.
5 "Calling Charlie Queen" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 4 March 1962 (1962-03-04) 5
Mike and Dr. Beaker are the first victims of a madman with a bizarre plan.
6 "Space for Mitch" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 11 March 1962 (1962-03-11) 6
Mitch launches a space capsule- with him in it.
7 "Atomic Witch Hunt" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 18 March 1962 (1962-03-18) 9
The Supercar team stops a gang that has planted nuclear bombs across the country
8 "70-B-Lo" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 25 March 1962 (1962-03-25) 8
Professor Popkiss comes down with appendicitis. After the operation, Mike has to fly to the Arctic to get the closest blood donor who has Professor Popkiss's blood type.
9 "The Sky's the Limit" Bill Harris Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 1 April 1962 (1962-04-01) 7
Masterspy storms Black Rock in an attempt to steal Supercar, which disappears.
10 "Jail Break" Bill Harris Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 8 April 1962 (1962-04-08) 10
Dr. Beaker saves the day when Mike is forced to help a notorious criminal escape prison.
11 "The Day that Time Stood Still" Alan Pattillo Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 15 April 1962 (1962-04-15) 11
An alien drops by on Mike's birthday.
12 "Transatlantic Cable" Desmond Saunders Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 22 April 1962 (1962-04-22) 12
Masterspy and Zarin tap a telephone cable that runs across the Atlantic.
13 "King Kool" Bill Harris Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 29 April 1962 (1962-04-29) 13
Mitch switches places with a musical gorilla.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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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