Joe 90

The brain patterns of top experts are transferred to nine-year-old Joe McClaine, enabling him to become the most special agent of W.I.N.

Century 21 Television/ITC

Produced: 1967-68

First UK broadcast:29th September 1968

30 episodes x 25 minutes

Executive Producer: Reg Hill

Producer: David Lane

Production Controller: Desmond Saunders

Directors: Desmond Saunders, Alan PerryLeo Eaton, Ken Turner, Peter Anderson and Brian Heard

Characters Created by Sylvia Anderson

Lighting Cameraman: Julien Lugrin and Paddy Seale

Supervising Art Director: Bob Bell

Art Directors: Grenville Nottand Keith Wilson

Script Editor: Tony Barwick

Supervising Visual Effects Director: Derek Meddings

Senior Visual Effects Director: Jimmy Elliott

Visual Effects Directors: Jimmy Elliott, Shaun Whittacker-Cook and Bill Camp

Music Composed and Directed by Barry Gray

Episodes List
1 The Most Special Agent

“You are trying to tell me that a nine year-old boy climbed into the cockpit of the world’s most advanced aircraft and flew it away?”

W.I.N. director Shane Weston explains to Professor Ian McClaine how is nine year-old son Joe can utilise the brain patterns of professional experts to become W.I.N.’s most special agent: he proposes a scenario in which Joe steals a Soviet Mig 242 fighter plane using the brain patterns of a top Russian pilot.

Written by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Directed by Desmond Saunders

Original UK Airdate: 29th September 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Commander David Healy
  • Director Keith Alexander
  • Red Leader Gary Files
  • Guard Gary Files
  • Manston Controller Gary Files
  • John Woodburn Gary Files
  • Russian Pilot Keith Alexander
  • Base 513 David Healy
  • Armoured Vehicle 1 Keith Alexander
  • Farmer Gary Files
  • Radio Gary Files
2 Hi-Jacked

“What’s this? A badge… a transmitter? They could almost be real.”

Following the shooting of W.I.N. agent Ed Johnson while investigating the activities of ruthless gun-runner Mario Coletti, Joe infiltrates Coletti’s hide-out using Johnson’s brain patterns. But when Joe is discovered, he loses his glasses – his only link to the vital knowledge he needs to escape!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 20th October 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Mario Coletti David Healy
  • Ed Johnson Martin King
  • Gregson Keith Alexander
  • Davis Martin King
  • Carter Martin King
  • Policeman Martin King
  • Radio Keith Alexander
  • Police Radio David Healy
3 Splashdown

“Joe, whatever happens, don’t let that speedboat get near the sub – or we may never see the Professor again.”

After two leading electronics experts, secretly recruited for a top security government project in Istanbul, go missing after being involved in fatal air crashes, Joe takes on the brain patterns of a US Air Force test pilot to prevent Mac from becoming the next victim of a ruthless extortionist.

Written by Shane Rimmer (erroneously credited to Tony Barwick)

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 24th November 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Anton Keith Alexander
  • Kramer David Healy
  • Captain William Barry Keith Alexander
  • Co-Pilot Frank Casper Gary Files
  • Stewardess Sylvia Anderson
  • Mary Rose Sylvia Anderson
  • Watson Martin King
  • Bates David Healy
4 Operation McClaine

“Give him the scalpel. If you don’t, the next bullet will go straight through your patient’s head.”

Writer Maurice Estoral urgently requires a brain operation, but the only neurosurgeon who can perform the procedure is badly injured in a plance crash. With the brain patterns of Dr. Kados, Joe can perform the operation, but persuading the hospital staff to let him to so requires Mac to take on the brain patterns of a W.I.N. agent!

Written by Gerry Anderson and Dave Lane

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 15th December 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Blakemore Jeremy Wilkin
  • Sherman Keith Alexander
  • Emil Kados David Healy
  • Maurice Estoral Keith Alexander
  • Nurse Linda Sylvia Anderson
  • Nurse John Jeremy Wilkin
  • Stewardess Sylvia Anderson
  • Nurse Sylvia Anderson
  • Tannoy Jeremy Wilkin
5 Three's A Crowd

“I know everything. Think of a number.”

Mac falls in love with a beautiful American reporter, Angela Davies, but Sam is concerned about their liaison and finds a willing ally in Joe. With Miss Davies’ brain patterns, Joe is able to confirm that she is an enemy agent assigned to steal the plans of the BIGRAT!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 19th January 1969 (ATV)

Original Title: “Think Of A Number”

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Angela Davies Sylvia Anderson
  • Harris Sylvia Anderson
  • Carlson David Healy
  • Andrews Gary Files
  • General Keith Alexander
  • Condemned Man Keith Alexander
6 International Concerto

“Am Rehearsing Rachmaninov’s Eighth Symphony. The Interesting Minor Melodic Interpretation Now Expected Next Tuesday.”

Concert pianist Igor Sladek is secretly one of W.I.N.’s top agents, but during his final engagement of a world tour, a private recital at the Dolski Palace, his cover is blown and he is arrested. Joe takes on the maestro’s brain patterns to effect a daring rescue during a live radio performance.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 17th November 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Igor Sladek Keith Alexander
  • Major Kloss David Healy
  • Colonel Malner Jeremy Wilkin
  • Senator Casper David Healy
  • Kelly Shane Rimmer
  • Diplomat Keith Alexander
  • Clerk Shane Rimmer
  • Technician Shane Rimmer
  • Guard David Healy
7 Big Fish

“You are mad. Your son is mad. I am mad.”

A U85 two-man atomic submarine is grounded inside Porto Guavan territorial waters and its discovery by Juan Chaves’ military dictatorship could jeopardise free elections in the police state. Joe is the only W.I.N. agent small enough to access the U85 through its outer missile hatch, so he and Mac set off on a fishing expedition…

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 1st December 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Miguel Umberto dos Passos Francesca Gary Files
  • El Captain David Healy
  • Lieutenant Keith Alexander
  • U85 Captain David Healy
  • Gardner Shane Rimmer
8 The Unorthodox Shepherd

“I’m just a policeman, Vicar, and there’s things going on down at your church… Well, it’s unnatural.”

The Reverend Shepherd has been passing forged bank notes but when he is confronted by Mac and Sam, he reveals that his verger is being held hostage by the counterfeiters in the church crypt. Joe takes on the role of the Angel of Death to catch the crooks…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 22nd December 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Reverend Joseph Shepherd Gary Files
  • Mason Martin King
  • Kline David Healy
  • Constable Lewis Gary Files
9 Relative Danger

“Why is Sam acting like this? What’s the connection?”

While searching for Uranium 534, Dr. Willie Loover is trapped with two colleagues in a mine tunnel in the Pueblo Mountains. Joe takes on the brain patterns of a leading underground explorer to effect a rescue, but there is a time limit – unless Dr. Loover receives a vital serum injection within two hours, he will die!

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 8th December 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Willie Loover Gary Files
  • Banning Martin King
  • Selkirk Gary Files
  • Johnson Keith Alexander
  • Rollins David Healy
  • Charlie Martin King
10 Business Holiday

“Joe and I are taking a holiday and that’s the end of it.”

Borovan forces have taken over the evacuated Beneleta World Army Base for their own use, and for the sake of world peace the base must be destroyed. With the brain patterns of an Army Colonel, Joe is the only agent who can accomplish the mission – if Sam can pursuade the McClaines to cut their holiday short.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 29th December 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Colonel Henderson Shane Rimmer
  • Major David Healy
  • Lieutenant Keith Alexander
  • Clerk Sylvia Anderson
  • Taxi Driver Shane Rimmer
  • Assistant Keith Alexander
11 King For A Day

“We’ve tried the impossible before, Dad. Besides, it could be fun.”

The Sultan of Ardaji dies in mysterious circumstances and his heir, Prince Kahib, is kidnapped by the Regent, Ben Shazar. To take his rightful place as King, Kahib must be crowned within 48 hours, so Joe impersonates the young Prince using the brain patterns of his tutor.

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 10th November 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Ben Shazar Gary Files
  • Vizier Gary Files
  • Salim Keith Alexander
  • Stewardess Sylvia Anderson
  • Driver Gary Files
  • Radio Keith Alexander
12 Double Agent

“Those cyphers must not fall into enemy hands. The target is Joe 90!”

Three of W.I.N.’s top couriers have been killed and Shane Weston suspects an inside job. In an attempt to solve the mystery, Joe takes on the brain patterns of courier chief Harry Sloane to deliver secret cypher codes, unaware that Sloane himself is the double agent!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 12th January 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Harry Sloane Jeremy Wilkin
  • Newman Keith Alexander
  • Harris Sylvia Anderson
  • Miller Jeremy Wilkin
  • Sherman Keith Alexander
  • Courier A14 Keith Alexander
  • Radio Control Shane Rimmer
  • Stewardess Sylvia Anderson
13 Most Special Astronaut

“One tiny error of judgement and that capsule will be ripped to pieces!”

Two men are trapped aboard a space station that will form the hub of W.I.N.’s new orbital radar system. Two attempts to rescue them have failed and now they have only three days’ air supply left. Joe takes on the brain patterns of an injured astronaut to undertake his most dangerous assignment yet.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 6th October 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Nagel Gary Files
  • Kent Shane Rimmer
  • Brodie David Healy
  • Crawford Jeremy Wilkin
  • Dobson Gary Files
  • Astronaut Gary Files
14 Arctic Adventure

“Joe, you’d better turn back. If you get into difficulties, we won’t be able to help.”

An air force B107 bomber is forced down inside the Arctic Circle by a freak storm, but only three of the four nuclear devices on board are recovered. Joe undertakes a dangerous assignment in the freezing waters of the Eastern Sector to find the fourth device…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 5th January 1969 (ATV)

Original Title: “The Search”

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Commander Kovac David Healy
  • William Kelvin Gary Files
  • Harris Sylvia Anderson
  • B107 Pilot Gary Files
  • B107 Co-Pilot Hal Jeremy Wilkin
  • 1st Russian Gary Files
  • 2nd Russian Jeremy Wilkin
  • Captain Keith Alexander
  • Radio Voice Gary Files
15 The Fortress

“Your friends in World Intelligence have deserted you, Fleming. No-one can help you. No-one.”

W.I.N. agent Roger Fleming is captured in Santa Marina after hiding a top secret microfilm. Joe takes on the brain patterns of Fleming’s injured partner to rescue him from an impenetrable fortress and recover the microfilm.

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 3rd November 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Roger Fleming Gary Files
  • Trang David Healy
  • Mike Laramie Keith Alexander
  • Lieutenant Keith Alexander
  • Soldier Keith Alexander
  • Soldier Voice Gary Files
16 Colonel McClaine

“I don’t want to drive that stuff. It makes nitro glycerine look like bubble gum!”

Army supply runs ferrying U114 liquid explosive to the Kuchanga Tunnel have been plagued by sabotage. With the brain patterns of an Army Colonel, Joe leads an overland convoy on a dangerous journey across 200 miles of the worst country in the world, unaware that the U114 will explode above 5000ft!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 27th October 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Private Johnson Keith Alexander
  • Lieutenant Pierce Keith Alexander
  • Sergeant Gary Files
  • King Keith Alexander
  • Kopal Gary Files
  • Preston Gary Files
  • Radio Keith Alexander
17 Project 90

“We want to know who or what File 90 contains.”

Dr. Conrad Darota intends to discover the secret of W.I.N.’s File 90 which details the BIGRAT project and Joe’s involvement as W.I.N.’s most special agent. Darota kidnaps Mac and holds him captive at his clinic in the Alps, so Joe takes on the brain patterns of his own father to effect a daring rescue – by balloon!

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 13th October 1968 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Conrad Darota Jeremy Wilkin
  • Kurson Keith Alexander
  • Agent David Healy
  • Receptionist David Healy
  • Secretary Jeremy Wilkin
  • Driver Jeremy Wilkin
18 The Race

“If we win? Where’s your sense of confidence, Sam? When we win.”

An experimental brain transfer allows Mac and Joe to dream the same dream. In it, the pair are involved in a madcap race from London to Monte Carlo against an Army team led by General Tempest, who will stop at nothing to win. But Joe has the brain patterns of a top rally driver…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 2nd February 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • General Tempest Jeremy Wilkin
  • Private Cloony Gary Files
  • Lieutenant Burns Keith Alexander
  • Colonel Jeremy Wilkin
  • French Officer David Healy
19 The Professional

“General, I guarantee no man could break my security system.”

Kramer Foundation funds are being misappropriated and W.I.N. must recover the remaining funds, eight million dollars in gold bullion. The gold is stored in a high security vault beneath Langallo Castle, guarded by Spider riot control vehicles, so Joe takes on the brain patterns of a professional safe-breaker…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 26th January 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • General Heppel Jeremy Wilkin
  • Hugo Waddington Gary Files
  • Engineer Gary Files
  • Scientist Keith Alexander
  • Henry George Summerfield Jeremy Wilkin
  • Warder Gary Files
  • 1st Guard Gary Files
  • 2nd Guard Jeremy Wilkin
20 Lone-Handed 90

“Milk – on the rocks!”

While Mac, Sam and Shane argue, Joe falls asleep in front of the television. In his dreams, he becomes the Sheriff of Joesville, single-handedly taking on the infamous W.I.N. Gang as they plot the robbery of a consignment of gold from the mail train at Altuna.

Written by Desmond Saunders and Keith Wilson

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 9th March 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Doc Gary Files
  • Bank Teller Gary Files
  • Slim Jeremy Wilkin
  • Hank Gary Files
  • Barman Jeremy Wilkin
  • Sylv Sylvia Anderson
21 Attack Of The Tiger

“A heavy responsibility rests on your shoulders, young man. The future of the world could well be in your hands.”

W.I.N. discovers that the Eastern Alliance have built a secret rocket installation which will launch a nuclear device into orbit and hold the world to ransom. With the brain patterns of a top pilot, Joe flies a VG 104 fighter bomber to destroy the rocket base…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 16th March 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Agent 26 (‘Fez’) Gary Files
  • General Jeremy Wilkin
  • Officer Jeremy Wilkin
  • Lieutenant Jeremy Wilkin
  • Private Gary Files
  • Fearless Foley Gary Files
  • Control Gary Files
  • Tanker Jeremy Wilkin
  • Hunter 1 Gary Files
  • Hunter 2 Jeremy Wilkin
22 Talkdown

“Somewhere above us is an F116. The pilot’s in trouble. You’re going to talk him down.”

After the crash of an F116 prototype aircraft, Joe flies a second prototype to determine the cause of the crash, using the brain patterns of top test pilot Jim Grant. But Joe is unaware that the patterns have been corrupted by Grant’s fear of touchdown…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 9th February 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Jim Grant Gary Files
  • Controller David Healy
  • Doctor Keith Alexander
  • General Gary Files
  • Operator Gary Files
23 Breakout

“I’ve got an idea, Pat. It may sound far-fetched, but I think it’s your only chance.”

A pair of escaped convicts threaten the life of Canadian Prime Minister MacCormack, shelling a rail bridge as the Minister’s train is crossing. The convicts demand a million dollars and a helijet so Joe – with the brain patterns of a bob sleigh champion – volunteers to be the courier…

Written by Shane Rimmer

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 16th February 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Captain Pat Moran Gary Files
  • Real David Healy
  • Marney Keith Alexander
  • Prime Minister MacCormack Keith Alexander
  • Guard Eddie Gary Files
  • Robbins Gary Files
  • Warden David Healy
  • Guard Pierre Gary Files
  • Gun Captain Keith Alexander
24 Mission X-41

“Don’t they realise what they’re dealing with? There’s enough X-41 in that retort to destroy a whole city!”

The Eastern Alliance have isolated the X-41 virus, capable of breaking down the molecular structure of matter and destroying everything in its path. Joe takes on the brain patterns of a top virologist to steal the formula for the antibody from a secret laboratory…

Written by Pat Dunlop

Directed by Ken Turner

Original UK Airdate: 30th March 1969 (ATV)

Original Title: “Mission X-14”

Additional Voice Cast:

  • General Kwan Jeremy Wilkin
  • Chang Gary Files
  • Professor Baxter Gary Files
  • Hawkins Keith Alexander
  • Doctor Jeremy Wilkin
  • Agent 84 Gary Files
  • Pilot David Healy
  • 1st Guard David Healy
  • 2nd Guard David Healy/Keith Alexander
25 Test Flight

“Part of my job was to rescue you. I see now I shouldn’t have bothered.”

A new Orbital Glide Transport is sabotaged and crashes on the launch control building, trapping the flight controller inside with vital monitoring equipment – both will be wiped out if the OGT’s rocket fuel ignites. Joe makes a daring rescue attempt with the brain patterns of a computer and demolitions expert…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 6th April 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Brad JohnsonJeremy Wilkin
  • Slade Gary Files
  • Engineer Keith Alexander
  • 1st Operator Keith Alexander
  • 2nd Operator Gary Files
  • 3rd Operator David Healy
  • Countdown Jeremy Wilkin
26 Child Of The Sun God

“In the name of Quetzecoatl, I ask for the rite of trial by entombment.”

Four of the world’s leading statesmen have been paralysed by a poison developed by the Amaztecs, a tribe of South American indians that were wiped out three hundred years ago. Suspecting that the Amaztecs have been revived by a ruthless organisation, Joe undertakes a perilous journey into the Andes….

Written by John Lucarotti

Directed by Alan Perry

Original UK Airdate: 23rd February 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • High Priest David Healy
  • Aston Jeremy Wilkin
  • Ataka Jeremy Wilkin
  • Proctl Gary Files
  • President Keith Alexander
  • Servant Gary Files
  • Amaztec Warrior Jeremy Wilkin
27 Trial At Sea

“I want to warn you, Sir George. I want to give you a sporting chance.”

The maiden voyage of the S.S. Friendship hoverliner is placed in jeopardy when Sir George Harris receives a bomb threat. With the lives of a hundred British and American VIPs at stake, Joe takes on the brain patterns of a terrorist to learn the location of the bomb and how to defuse it…

Written by Donald James

Directed by Brian Heard

Original UK Airdate: 13th April 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Sir George Harris Jeremy Wilkin
  • Johnston Webb Gary Files
  • Cope Gary Files
  • Captain Jeremy Wilkin
  • Miller Gary Files
  • Launch Controller Keith Alexander
  • I.N. Pager Gary Files
  • Tannoy Keith Alexander
28 See You Down There

“…and you say the boy then flew out of the window?”

Financial shark Ralph Clayton is using legalised fraud to take control of rival companies, but when he targets Neto Machine Tools – manufacturers of specialised components utilised by W.I.N. – Sam, Mac and Joe are assigned to bring Clayton down. Joe takes on a variety of brain patterns to convince Clayton that he has taken a hallucinatory drug.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 2nd March 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Ralph Clayton Jeremy Wilkin
  • Jim Molineaux Gary Files
  • Stewart Keith Alexander
  • Harris Gary Files
  • Doorman Keith Alexander
  • TV Commentator Keith Alexander
29 The Birthday

“Gentlemen, I give you W.I.N.’s most special agent – Joe 90.”

It is Joe’s 10th birthday, but Mac has already gone to town before Joe wakes up and won’t be back until late. There is no post and it looks as if everyone has forgotten Joe’s special day, but Mac, Sam and Shane spring a surprise party and recall some of the boy’s most dangerous adventures.

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Leo Eaton

Original UK Airdate: 20th April 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Harris Sylvia Anderson
  • Guard Gary Files
  • Red Leader Gary Files
  • Gregson Keith Alexander
  • Carter Martin King
  • Mario Coletti David Healy
  • Private Johnson Keith Alexander
  • Sergeant Gary Files
30 Viva Cordova

“I am a man of the people elected by a democratic vote. I have nothing to fear.”

W.I.N. is assigned to ensure the safety of President Juan Cordova who plans to expose the corruption of General Valdes. Cordova refuses to accept a conventional bodyguard of any kind, so Joe takes on the brain patterns of a top agent to become Cordova’s long-lost English cousin…

Written by Tony Barwick

Directed by Peter Anderson

Original UK Airdate: 23rd March 1969 (ATV)

Additional Voice Cast:

  • President Juan Cordova Gary Files
  • Dorina Cordova Liz Morgan
  • General Valdes Jeremy Wilkin
  • Garincia David Healy
  • Waiter Keith Alexander
  • Frogman Keith Alexander
  • Operator Keith Alexander
  • Speaker David Healy
Cast List
Joe McClaine Len Jones
Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine Rupert Davies
Sam Loover Keith Alexander
Shane Weston David Healy