LAVENDER CASTLE
EPISODE GUIDE

Episodes listed in production order with production number in brackets

Regular Voice Cast

Captain Thrice David Holt
Sir Squeakalot Jimmy Hibbert
Walking Stick Kate Harbour
Sproggle David Holt
Roger Rob Rackstraw
Dr. Cedric Agon Jimmy Hibbert
Isambard Rob Rackstraw
Trump Jimmy Hibbert
Lyca Kate Harbour


Episode List

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Flower Power
  3. The Twilight Tower
  4. High Moon
  5. The Lost Starfighter
  6. A Stitch In Time
  7. Double Cross
  8. Bird Of Prey
  9. Collision Course
  10. The Black Swat
  11. Raiders Of The Planet Zark
  12. Swamp Fever
  13. The Galacternet
  14. Brightonia On Sea
  15. Traitor
  16. The Collector
  17. Lost In Space
  18. Duelling Banjos
  19. The Legend
  20. Cloud Of Chaos
  21. Diamonds Aren't Forever
  22. Galactic Park
  23. Wearizy
  24. Supernova
  25. Interface
  26. Birds Of A Feather


In The Beginning (#1)

Written by Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by Pauline Fisk
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Well, I seem to have found a crew - of sorts. Full steam ahead then, for Lavender Castle."
Captain Thrice embarks upon a mission to find the legendary Lavender Castle, the greatest source of power in the universe, before the evil Dr. Agon can destroy it. In search of a crew for the starship Paradox, he sets out to rescue the prisoners of the wicked space pirate Short Fred Ledd, but finds the pirate in league with Dr. Agon...

Original UK Airdate: January 7th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

Additional Voice Cast:
Short Fred Ledd Jimmy Hibbert
Tin Lizzy David Holt
Nice Old Lady Kate Harbour

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Flower Power (#2)

Written by Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by Pauline Fisk
Directed by Chris Taylor

"You have a fine crew, Captain. Strong, brave and healthy. Yes, you will all make perfect slaves!"
The Paradox crew intercept an Intergalactic Distress Call and trace it to the Dragon's Planet where they find a dying old lady in a dilapidated house inside a huge plant pod. She asks them to grant her dying wish, but Thrice discovers a plot laid by Dr. Agon to trap them all inside the pod!

Original UK Airdate: January 14th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

Additional Voice Cast:
Old Lady Kate Harbour

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The Twilight Tower (#3)

Written by Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by Pauline Fisk
Directed by Chris Taylor

"The Most Fabulous Object in the Universe in a dingy place like this? It doesn't seem very likely."
The Paradox is drawn to a dark tower perched on a cliff top and, believing it might prove to be a gateway to Lavender Castle, Thrice, Roger and Isambard investigate. Inside, they are welcomed by The Guardian who invites them to view the Most Fabulous Object in the Universe...

Original UK Airdate: January 21st, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Notes:

The television programme watched by Roger and Isambard is Gerry Anderson's 1986 stop-motion animation series Dick Spanner.


Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle

Additional Voice Cast:
The Guardian Rob Rackstraw

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High Moon (#4)

Written by Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by Pauline Fisk
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Yes, oblivion! You'll like it there."
Attempting to outrun Dr. Agon's Mammoth Machine, Isambard pushes the Paradox's engines beyond their capacity and they explode. Without power, the crew are sitting ducks for Dr. Agon who promises a poetic end for the travellers - vapourisation when the Moon of Draco reaches its zenith!

Original UK Airdate: January 28th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

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The Lost Starfighter (#5)

Written by Chris Trengove and Gerry Anderson
Story by Chris Bowden
Directed by Chris Taylor

"It's amazing what you can do with a rubber band and a piece of gum."
By a trillion to one chance, the Paradox discovers Roger's old Starfighter, the Firefly, adrift in space. Isambard goes aboard to affect repairs, but it is the inexperienced Sproggle who is in the cockpit of the Starfighter when Dr. Agon's Mammoth Machine closes in on the Paradox!

Original UK Airdate: February 4th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

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A Stitch In Time (#6)

Written by Gerry Anderson
Story by Chris Bowden
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Don't you understand? The Captain isn't with us any more!"
Dr. Agon traps the crew of the Paradox in an asteroid field and tragedy strikes when Captain Thrice is killed in Agon's first attack. With the Paradox on the verge of destruction, Lyca takes a desperate gamble and activates an experimental time machine...

Original UK Airdate: February 25th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

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Double Cross (#7)

Written by Pauline Fisk and Gerry Anderson
Story by Gerry Anderson
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Great! No supplies, no logs and now no engine!"
Captain Thrice is contacted by junkyard owner Twaddle Duff who tells of a customer who is willing to swap information about Lavender Castle for the Paradox's rare MD646 engine. Isambard refuses to allow his engine to be taken away, but discovers that he hasn't much choice in the matter - the engine has already gone!

Original UK Airdate: February 18th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

Additional Voice Cast:
Twaddle Duff Jimmy Hibbert
Twaddle Dim Rob Rackstraw

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Bird Of Prey (#8)

Written by Chris Trengove
Story by Chris Trengove
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Ho - Sproggle don't want to be chickbone!"
Tailing the Paradox, Dr. Agon's Falcon, Trump, is sucked into a black hole and grows to gigantic size. The Giant Falcon attacks the Paradox, but accidentally swallows the half-timbered starship and Captain Thrice and his crew find themselves trapped in the giant bird's throat!

Original UK Airdate: March 4th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

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Collision Course (#9)

Written by Chris Trengove and Gerry Anderson
Story by Chris Trengove
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Don't touch that! It's a new rocket fuel and it's a thousand times more powerful than TNT!"
The Paradox receives a distress call revealing that a huge asteroid is on a collision course with Lyca's home planet Flora - if it is not stopped within seven hours, the entire population will perish. The Paradox crew mount a daring rescue mission with the help of the junkyard twins Twaddle Duff and Twaddle Dim...

Original UK Airdate: March 11th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle

Additional Voice Cast:
Twaddle Duff Jimmy Hibbert
Twaddle Dim Rob Rackstraw

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The Black Swat (#10)

Written by Pauline Fisk
Story by Pauline Fisk
Directed by Chris Taylor

"If the Black Swat gets you, you're stuck until you rot!"
While Lyca and Sproggle search for treasure on planet Scull, the Paradox comes under fire from Short Fred Ledd who destroys the ship and takes the crew prisoner aboard the Cutting Snark, guarded by the fearsome Black Swat. It is left to Lyca, Sproggle and Walking Stick to rescue their friends...

Original UK Airdate: February 11th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle

Additional Voice Cast:
Short Fred Ledd Jimmy Hibbert
Tin Lizzy David Holt

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Raiders Of The Planet Zark (#11)

Written by Chris Trengove
Story by Chris Bowden
Directed by Chris Taylor

"For a Lavender Compass to lighten your dark, seek the Mountain of Morg on the planet of Zark."
A message on Sproggle's radio draws the Paradox crew to the Mountain of Morg on planet Zark to search for a Lavender Compass that will lead them to Lavender Castle. But the caves of Morg are laced with deadly traps and the travellers' every move is being watched by a sinister figure who wants the Compass for himself...

Original UK Airdate: March 25th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle

Additional Voice Cast:
The Guardian Rob Rackstraw
Voice of Morg Kate Harbour

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Swamp Fever (#12)

Written by Chris Trengove
Story by Chris Trengove
Directed by Chris Taylor

"Don't you go tryin' to escape, 'cause ah'm the fastest tongue in the west!"
Captain Thrice contacts galactic fever and without treatment, he could die within five days. The cure is an extract from the leaves of the Wumbo plant, found only in the Great Swamp on the planet Quagmire. But the Wumbo plants are fiercly guarded by the Danks, who want them all for themselves...

Original UK Airdate: March 18th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sproggle

Additional Voice Cast:
The Dank Jimmy Hibbert

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The Galacternet (#13)

Written by Gerry Anderson
Story by Gerry Anderson
Directed by Chris Taylor

"It's not a web site - it's the site of a web! A spider's web!"
Isambard discovers that Lavender Castle has it's own web site on the Galacternet with co-ordinates that apparently reveal its position. Captain Thrice suspects a trap laid by Dr. Agon, but the crew vote to follow the co-ordinates to the twin peaks on the planet Trimbo where the Paradox is caught in a gigantic spider's web!

Original UK Airdate: April 1st, 1999 (Children's ITV)

Regular Cast:
Captain Thrice, Walking Stick, Roger, Isambard, Lyca, Sir Squeakalot, Sproggle, Dr. Agon, Trump

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