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 SaundersGerry & Sylvia Anderson29 September 1968 (1968-09-29)11
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 PerryTony Barwick6 October 1968 (1968-10-06)1311
Joe ventures into space to save two astronauts stranded on a space station with a dwindling air supply.
3"Project 90"Peter AndersonTony Barwick13 October 1968 (1968-10-13)1716
Criminal masterminds uncover the McClaines' involvement with WIN and kidnap Mac for further information.
4"Hi-jacked"Alan PerryTony Barwick20 October 1968 (1968-10-20)22
Joe attempts to thwart a lethal arms runner.
5"Colonel McClaine"Ken TurnerTony Barwick27 October 1968 (1968-10-27)1617
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 EatonShane Rimmer3 November 1968 (1968-11-03)1515
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 EatonShane Rimmer10 November 1968 (1968-11-10)119
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 PerryTony Barwick17 November 1968 (1968-11-17)64
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 EatonShane Rimmer[3]24 November 1968 (1968-11-24)33
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 EatonShane Rimmer1 December 1968 (1968-12-01)76
A submarine has unwittingly malfunctioned in enemy waters and Joe must remove it to prevent political carnage.
11"Relative Danger"Peter AndersonShane Rimmer8 December 1968 (1968-12-08)97
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 TurnerGerry Anderson & David Lane15 December 1968 (1968-12-15)45
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 TurnerTony Barwick22 December 1968 (1968-12-22)88
Joe, Mac and Sam investigate unusual disturbances surrounding a church crypt in the days leading up to Christmas.
14"Business Holiday"Alan PerryTony Barwick29 December 1968 (1968-12-29)1010
Strange happenings during the McClaines' holiday are connected to the need to destroy a rogue government's new military base.
15"Arctic Adventure"Alan PerryTony Barwick5 January 1969 (1969-01-05)1414
A nuclear bomb must be discreetly removed from the Arctic wastes of the Eastern Sector to avert a world war.
16"Double Agent"Ken TurnerTony Barwick12 January 1969 (1969-01-12)1213
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 AndersonTony Barwick19 January 1969 (1969-01-19)512
Joe intervenes when it seems that there is more to Mac's new girlfriend than meets the eye.
18"The Professional"Leo EatonDonald James26 January 1969 (1969-01-26)1920
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 PerryTony Barwick2 February 1969 (1969-02-02)1819
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 PerryTony Barwick9 February 1969 (1969-02-09)2221
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 EatonShane Rimmer16 February 1969 (1969-02-16)2322
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 PerryJohn Lucarotti23 February 1969 (1969-02-23)2623
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 EatonTony Barwick2 March 1969 (1969-03-02)2829
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 TurnerDesmond Saunders & Keith Wilson9 March 1969 (1969-03-09)2018
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 AndersonTony Barwick16 March 1969 (1969-03-16)2126
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 AndersonTony Barwick23 March 1969 (1969-03-23)3025
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 TurnerPat Dunlop30 March 1969 (1969-03-30)2427
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 AndersonDonald James6 April 1969 (1969-04-06)2528
Joe tries to find out whether the crash of a prototype spaceplane was an accident or sabotage.
29"Trial at Sea"Brian HeardDonald James13 April 1969 (1969-04-13)2724
With the brain pattern of a terrorist, Joe has little time to prevent the destruction of a new transatlantic hoverliner.
30"The Birthday"Leo EatonTony Barwick20 April 1969 (1969-04-20)2930
Clip show episode: 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 (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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