Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons

In 2068, the indestructible Captain Scarlet leads the agents of Spectrum in a war of nerves against the Mysterons from Mars.

Century 21 Television/ITC

32 episodes x 25 minutes

Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson

Producer: Reg Hill

Associate Producer: John Read

Director Supervising Series: Desmond Saunders

Characters Created by Sylvia Anderson

Lighting Cameraman: Julien Lugrin, Paddy Seale and Ted Catford

Supervising Art Director: Bob Bell

Art Director: Grenville Nott

Production Designer: Keith Wilson

Script Editor: Tony Barwick

Supervising Visual Effects Director: Derek Meddings

Visual Effects Directors: Shaun Whittacker-Cook and Jimmy Elliott

Music Composed and Directed by Barry Gray

Episodes List
1 The Mysterons

“We can only hear them over our radios, but I’ve got a feeling they’re with us all the time.”

Mars – 2068 AD: a mission to the red planet ends in disaster as the crew make an unprovoked attack on the complex of the Mysterons. Sentient computers left behind by the dying Mysteron race announce that they will destroy all life on Earth in a slow but effective war of nerves. Their first act of retaliation will be the assassination of the World President…

Written by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Directed by Desmond Saunders

Original UK Airdate: 29th September 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • World President Paul Maxwell
  • Captain Brown Charles Tingwell
  • Captain Black (original) Jeremy Wilkin
  • Dean Charles Tingwell
  • Petrol Pump Attendant Jeremy Wilkin
  • Pilot, Helicopter A42 Charles Tingwell
  • Spectrum HQ, London Charles Tingwell
  • Radio Jeremy Wilkin
2 Winged Assassin

“There’s some sort of trouble with Delta Tango one niner. They won’t open the doors.”

The Mysterons threaten the life of the Director General of the United Asian Republic and Spectrum swings into action to protect him as he prepares to board his private plane at London Airport. But the Mysterons have sabotaged a DT19 passenger jet and used retrometabolism to recreate it – under their control!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 6th October 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Director General Jeremy Wilkin
  • Captain Brown Charles Tingwell
  • DT19 Pilot Paul Maxwell
  • DT19 Co-PilotMartin King
  • Airport Chief Martin King
  • Airport Operator Charles Tingwell
  • Agent 042 Charles Tingwell
  • Intercontinental Airlines Tannoy Janna Hill
3 Big Ben Strikes Again

“Now let’s assume Macey counted correctly and heard Big Ben strike thirteen. What’s the only explanation?”

The Mysterons threaten to destroy London and a truck carrying an atomic device goes missing in the city. The only clue to its whereabouts is the truck driver, found unconscious in the street. He claims that before he was struck down he distinctly heard Big Ben strike thirteen…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Brian Burgess

Original UK Airdate: 13th October 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Macey Charles Tingwell
  • 1st Policeman Paul Maxwell
  • 2nd Policeman Martin King
  • 3rd Policeman Jeremy Wilkin
  • 4th Policeman Charles Tingwell
  • Radio Announcer Jeremy Wilkin
4 Point 783

“D’you mean to tell me that it was Major Brooks himself who exploded?”

When the Mysterons threaten the life of the Supreme Commander of Earth Forces, Scarlet and Blue are assigned to escort him to SHEF HQ in New York to chair a briefing on the Unitron, an advanced unmanned tank. But the Commander’s aides, Major Brooks and Colonel Storm, are killed in a car crash and both become Mysteron agents…

Written by Peter Curranand David Williams

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 22nd December 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Supreme Commander Paul Maxwell
  • General Cope David Healy
  • Colonel Storm Jeremy Wilkin
  • Major Brooks David Healy
  • Captain Hassel Charles Tingwell
  • MCA Tanker Driver’s Mate Martin King
  • Arab Gary Files
  • Security Bank Voice Gary Files
  • Robot Voice Jeremy Wilkin
5 Manhunt

“The tables are turned. The manhunt for Captain Black is on!”

The Mysterons make their first mistake when Captain Black, revealed to have become a Mysteron agent, breaks into the Culver Atomic Centre and is exposed to radioactivity that will enable Spectrum to track him with directional geiger counters. But as the net closes, Black kidnaps Symphony Angel and holds her hostage…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 20th October 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Harris Charles Tingwell
  • Richards Gary Files
  • Geiger Operator David Healy
  • Garage Mechanic Gary Files
  • Security Chief Martin King
  • Guard Paul Maxwell
  • Guard Voice 1 Jeremy Wilkin
  • Guard Voice 2 David Healy
6 Operation Time

“That Magnus should keep his hands out of the way.”

The Mysterons’ cryptic threat to “kill time” has the Spectrum personnel stumped until Magenta realises that their target is General Tiempo, the Commander of Western Region World Defence. Tiempo is due to have an operation which involves a new Cerebral Pulsator, but his neurosurgeon Dr. Magnus has already become a Mysteron agent!

Written by Richard Conway and Stephen J. Mattick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 17th November 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Magnus Martin King
  • General J.F. Tiempo Paul Maxwell
  • Turner Gary Files
  • Morgan Charles Tingwell
  • 1st Student Gary Files
  • 2nd Student Jeremy Wilkin
  • Porter Benson Paul Maxwell
  • Radiographer Jeremy Wilkin
  • Nurse Liz Morgan
7 Renegade Rocket

“Remember, time is against us. Every second takes that rocket nearer its target.”

The Mysterons engineer the launch of a Variable Geometry Rocket from Base Concord and their agent, Major Reeves, escapes with the destruct mechanism and target information. While the Angels are despatched to track down Reeves, Scarlet and Blue are sent to Base Concord where they learn that the rocket’s target is the base itself!

Written by Ralph Hart

Directed by Brian Burgess

Original UK Airdate: 19th January 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Major Reeves Gary Files
  • Base Concord Controller Charles Tingwell
  • Commander Paul Maxwell
  • Sergeant Martin King
  • Captain Jeremy Wilkin
  • Security Man Jeremy Wilkin
  • Airstrip Voice Martin King
8 White As Snow

“Sir, I don’t think you appreciate that the man is dead.”

“That’s no excuse!”

The Mysterons threaten to kill Colonel White and after their initial attempt fails, White elects to leave Cloudbase so as not to place the other Spectrum agents in jeopardy. He goes into hiding on the USS Panther II submarine, unaware that his steward is a Mysteron agent…

Written by Peter Curran and David Williams

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 3rd November 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Captain, USS Panther II Paul Maxwell
  • Belmont Charles Tingwell
  • Ensign Soames Gary Files
  • DJ Bob Lynn Gary Files
  • TVR-17 Control Martin King
  • Pilot Jeremy Wilkin
9 Seek And Destroy

“Look – Angels! The girls have come to escort us!”

When the Mysterons threaten to kill one of the Angels, Scarlet and Blue are sent to Paris to escort Destiny back to Cloudbase. But Captain Black engineers the destruction of three newly-built Angel aircraft – Mysteronised, the Interceptors are set to target Destiny!

Written by Peter Curran and David Williams

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 5th January 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Fairfield Charles Tingwell
  • Jackson Jeremy Wilkin
  • Fire Chief Paul Maxwell
10 Spectrum Strikes Back

“You will never solve the mystery of the Mysterons.”

At a secret conference in a hidden Spectrum base housed beneath the hunting lodge of a private African game reserve, Dr. Giadello announces the development of two devices that will turn the tide for Spectrum in their struggle with the Mysterons. But the Mysterons intend to sabotage the conference from within…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 24th November 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • World President Paul Maxwell
  • General Peterson Charles Tingwell
  • Captain Indigo Gary Files
  • Giadello Jeremy Wilkin
  • 1st Warden Gary Files
  • 2nd Warden Martin King
  • 3rd Warden Gary Files and Martin King
11 Avalanche

“Believe me, before this day is out you’ll need all the help you can get.”

When the Mysterons threaten to destroy key links in the Frost Line Outer Space Defence System, Scarlet and Green investigate the mysterious deaths of the personnel at Red Deer Base. The pair are baffled: radiation and toxicity levels read negative and there appears to be no reason for the deaths of the men…

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Brian Burgess

Original UK Airdate: 27th October 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • General Ward Paul Maxwell
  • Eddie Gary Files
  • Marshall Charles Tingwell
  • Burroughs Jeremy Wilkin
  • Trapper Gary Files
  • 1st Sentry (Joe) Martin King
  • 2nd Sentry Martin King
  • 3rd Sentry Gary Files
  • Radio Jeremy Wilkin
12 Shadow Of Fear

“Gentlemen, we’re about to obtain the best close up shots of Mars ever taken by man.”

Astronomers at K14 Observatory are monitoring signals from a hidden satellite that has made a successful landing on the Martian moon Phobos. The satellite will transmit close up pictures of Mars back to Earth, but the project is sabotaged when one of the astronomers becomes a Mysteron agent…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 2nd February 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Breck Paul Maxwell
  • Carter Charles Tingwell
  • Angelini Jeremy Wilkin
13 The Heart Of New York

“I think I know how to make the Mysterons work for us.”

As the Mysterons threaten to destroy the “Heart of New York”, Scarlet and Blue investigate the theft of Grade A Security documents from the Spectrum security vaults. The trio of thieves learn of Spectrum¹s war with the Mysterons and decide to fake their own deaths to effect a daring robbery…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 8th December 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Kruger David Healy
  • Doig Gary Files
  • Carl Martin King
  • Lookout Jeremy Wilkin
  • Guard Martin King
14 Fire At Rig 15

“Don’t worry. He’s too old a hand to get near an explosion. He’ll be alright.”

When the Mysterons threaten to immobilise the whole of Spectrum, Scarlet and Blue are sent to the Spectrum oil refinery at Bensheba. Mysteron tampering turns Rig 15 into an inferno and fire control expert Jason Smith becomes a target for the Mysterons’ powers of retrometabolism…

Written by Bryan Cooper

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: February 16th 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Jason Smith David Healy
  • Charlie Hansen Gary Files
  • Kinley Jeremy Wilkin
  • Oil Worker Martin King
15 The Launching

“I get threatened every day of the week – phone calls, letters… If I took any of them seriously, I’d never get any work done!”

When the Mysterons threaten to destroy President Roberts within twelve hours, Scarlet is assigned as bodyguard to the sceptical President. But when 11 hours pass without incident, Scarlet begins to suspect that he is guarding the wrong target!

Written by Peter Curran and David Williams

Directed by Brian Burgess

Original UK Airdate: 2nd April 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • President Roberts David Healy
  • Mervin Brand Gary Files
  • Vice President Martin King
  • Vice President’s Wife Sylvia Anderson
  • Operator, Tribune Control Jeremy Wilkin
16 Lunarville 7

“They are trapped in Lunarville 7. We will deal with them at our leisure.”

When the Lunar Controller announces the Moon’s independence from Earth in the war of nerves with the Mysterons, Scarlet, Blue and Green journey to Lunarville 7 to investigate reports of an unauthorised complex under construction in the Humboldt Sea. They discover more than they bargained for…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 15th December 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Lunar Controller David Healy
  • Orson Martin King
  • Control Jeremy Wilkin
  • Pilot Gary Files
17 The Trap

“Tomorrow morning, on the stroke of ten, the entire supreme command of the World Air Force will be wiped out – here in this room!”

Following the latest Mysteron threat, Scarlet is dispatched to supervise security at the International Air Conference at Glen Garry Castle. Discovering a plot to gun down the delegates, he is captured and thrown in the castle dungeons…

Written by Alan Pattillo

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: November 10th 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Commodore Goddard David Healy
  • Holt Gary Files
  • Morton Jeremy Wilkin
  • Attendant Jeremy Wilkin
18 Model Spy

“This is an official meeting, not the Follies Bergeres!”

The Mysterons target fashion designer Andre Verdain, secret controller of the European Area Intelligence Service. Suspecting that the attempt on Verdain’s life will be made at a fashion show in Monte Carlo, Colonel White assigns Destiny and Symphony Angels to go under cover – as fashion models!

Written by Bill Hedley

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 29th December 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Andre Verdain Jeremy Wilkin
  • Helga Liz Morgan
  • Gabrielle Sylvia Anderson
  • Commissionaire Jeremy Wilkin
19 Dangerous Rendezvous

“Let’s hope the Mysterons listen to reason when you talk to them.”

Using the Mysteron pulsator recovered from the complex in Crater 101, Dr Kurnitz has developed a transmission device with which Colonel White attempts to contact the Mysterons and sue for peace. The Mysterons arrange a rendezvous in Greenland for peace talks, but Scarlet suspects a trap…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Brian Burgess

Original UK Airdate: 9th February 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Note: The events of Dangerous Rendezvous directly follow those seen in Crater 101.

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Kurnitz Jeremy Wilkin
  • Captain Black (original) Jeremy Wilkin
  • Dean Charles Tingwell
  • Receptionist Sylvia Anderson
20 Special Assignment

“A Spectrum officer is outside the ranch. If you are with us… kill him!”

The Mysterons threaten to obliterate North America, but Spectrum is left without its number one agent when Scarlet is dismissed for gambling offences. He is approached by a pair of Mysteron agents who intend to destroy Nuclear City using an SPV supplied by Scarlet, but first he must prove his loyalty by killing Blue!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 1st December 1967 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Steele Martin King
  • Kramer Gary Files
  • Croupier Gary Files
  • Barman Jeremy Wilkin
  • Mason Shane Rimmer
  • Security Chief Gary Files
  • Attendant Martin King
21 Place Of Angels

“This bacillus is a totally new strain. The human body has no defence against it.”

Mysteron agent Judith Chapman steals a phial of deadly K14 virus – enough to kill ten million people – from Biological Research Station D near Manchester. Scarlet and Blue trail Chapman to New York, realising that she intends to carry out the Mysterons’ threat to destroy the Place of the Angels!

Written by Leo Eaton

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 8th March 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Judith Chapman Sylvia Anderson
  • Denton Jeremy Wilkin
  • Captain Martin King
  • Engineer Gary Files
  • Security Guard Gary Files
  • Spectrum, New York Jeremy Wilkin
22 Crater 101

“If we ever get out of this, Lieutenant, I’ll buy you all the coconuts you can eat.”

Scarlet, Blue and Green volunteer for a dangerous mission to remove the power source of the Mysteron complex in Crater 101 before it is destroyed by a low yield atomic device. Travelling to the Moon, they enter the strange complex, unaware that a Mysteron agent has set the atomic device to detonate early!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 26th January 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Note: The events of Crater 101 precede those of Dangerous Rendezvous.

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Linda Nolan Sylvia Anderson
  • Frazer David Healy
  • Shroeder Jeremy Wilkin
23 Expo 2068

“Sorry to break my appointment, Doctor, but there’s been a little change in plan…”

A lorry carrying an atomic core reactor to the new Manicougan power complex falls into the hands of the Mysterons who intend to strike the Atlantic Seaboard of North America. Spectrum begins a search for the missing lorry but Captain Black sends Scarlet and Blue on a wild goose chase…

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 26th March 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Sommers Jeremy Wilkin
  • Raynor Martin King
  • Driver Gary Files
  • Captain Martin King
  • Lumberjack Gary Files
  • Operator Martin King
24 Traitor

“We’ve heard you’ve had a little trouble at the base recently.”

“That’s no excuse!”

After the inexplicable malfunction of a hovercraft at the Spectrum cadet school at Koala Base, Scarlet and Blue investigate the possibility of sabotage from within. The Mysterons have warned of a traitor in the Spectrum organisation and soon Scarlet has become the prime suspect!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 23rd April 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Major Stone David Healy
  • Phil Machin Gary Files
  • Joe Johnson Jeremy Wilkin
  • Pilot, A42 Charles Tingwell
25 Flight 104

“This whole thing gets stranger every minute. We might be on to something big.”

When the Mysterons threaten to sabotage a vital conference at Lake Toma in Switzerland, Scarlet and Blue are assigned to escort the world’s leading astrophysicist, Dr. Conrad, to Geneva. The trio board their plane at Novena Airport, unaware that Flight 104 to Geneva is under Mysteron control…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Robert Lynn

Original UK Airdate: 1st March 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Conrad David Healy
  • Photographer Joe Gary Files
  • Reporter Jeremy Wilkin
  • Bill Williams Martin King
  • Flight Desk Gary Files
  • Airport Tannoy Liz Morgan
26 Noose Of Ice

“We’re pretty isolated, but we don’t leave anything to chance. The Mysterons won’t succeed here.”

Tritonium alloy mining operations at Hotspot Tower in the North Pole are threatened when a Mysteron agent cuts the power to vital heating elements. Scarlet and Blue realise that with the heating elements down, the ice cap that surrounds the base will crush it in less than 30 minutes!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 12th March 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • General Rebus David Healy
  • Neilson Gary Files
  • Rhodes Jeremy Wilkin
  • Hotspot Control Martin King
  • Guard Martin King
27 Codename Europa

“This Mysteron agent is one of the most dangerous we have ever faced.”

The Mysterons threaten to destroy the Triumvirate of Europe, the three most powerful men on Earth after the World President. The three are sent to separate maximum security installations, but Mysteronised electronics expert Professor Carney is determined to assassinate each in turn!

Written by David Lee

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 9th April 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Professor G.A. Carney Gary Files
  • Conrad Olafson Gary Files
  • Guard 1 Martin King
  • Guard 2 Gary Files
28 Flight To Atlantica

“What a bang! Can we do that again?”

When the Mysterons threaten to destroy the World Navy Complex at Atlantica, Blue and Ochre fly a V17 Air Force bomber to destroy a wreck that has been sighted drifting towards the base. But the pair have been drugged by tainted champagne and passed false orders by Captain Black…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 30th April 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Williams Gary Files
  • Sergeant Shane Rimmer
29 Treble Cross

“I’d say Major Gravener was a lucky man – a very lucky man.”

Captain Black engineers the death of chief test pilot Major Gravener, who is retrometabolised as a Mysteron agent as part of the Mysterons’ plan to destroy the World Capital, Futura City. But a pair of doctors manage to resuscitate the real Major Gravener and Spectrum realises that he can impersonate his Mysteron double!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: February 23rd 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Major Gravener Jeremy Wilkin
  • Mitchell David Healy
  • Baxter Martin King
  • Nurse Liz Morgan
  • Sergeant Gary Files
30 Attack On Cloudbase

“You don’t understand, Colonel. He’s really dead – permanent, final, absolutely dead!”

After the Mysterons threaten Spectrum’s Cloudbase headquarters, a large fast-moving trace appears on the radar. When Rhapsody is dispatched to check it out, her Interceptor is shot out of the sky and she is killed instantly. There is only one explanation: the Mysterons themselves have come to Earth!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 7th May 1968 (ATV Midlands)

31 The Inquisition

“All you have to do is prove who you are.”

A drugged Captain Blue awakes to find himself under interrogation on Cloudbase. He has apparently been missing for three months and must now prove his identity to Intelligence agent Colgan by revealing Spectrum’s top secret cypher codes. But Blue has his own ideas about how to prove who he is without breaching security…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 14th May 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Colgan David Healy
  • Waiter Gary Files
  • Macey Charles Tingwell
  • 1st Policeman Paul Maxwell
  • 2nd Policeman Martin King
  • 3rd Policeman Jeremy Wilkin
  • 4th Policeman Charles Tingwell
  • Linda Nolan Sylvia Anderson
  • Frazer David Healy
  • Shroeder Jeremy Wilkin
  • Commodore Goddard David Healy
  • Holt Gary Files
32 Inferno

“There’s something strange going on, sir. He just seemed to cut off.”

The Mysterons threaten to destroy the de-salination plant at Najama in the Andes, so Scarlet and Blue are sent to observe the plant from an Aztec temple that overlooks it. But a Mysteronised SKR4 recovery craft packed with high explosives is hurtling towards Earth with the temple as its target!

Written by Tony Barwick and Shane Rimmer

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 16th April 1968 (ATV Midlands)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Major Moran David Healy
  • Pilot Shane Rimmer
  • Navigator Martin King
  • Sergeant Gary Files
Cast List
Captain Scarlet Francis Matthews
Captain Blue Ed Bishop
Colonel White Donald Gray
Symphony Angel Janna Hill
Lieutenant Green Cy Grant
Captain Black Donald Gray
Captain Ochre Jeremy Wilkin
Rhapsody Angel Liz Morgan
Captain Grey Paul Maxwell
Destiny Angel Liz Morgan
Captain Magenta Gary Files
Dr. Fawn Charles Tingwell
Melody Angel Sylvia Anderson
Harmony Angel Lian Shin
Voice of the Mysterons Donald Gray