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


Brightonia on Sea (#14)

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

"What shall we do with the crew of the Paradox?
What shall we do with the crew of the Paradox?
What shall we do with the crew of the Paradox?
They'll all be dead by mornin'."

Following a recommendation in a brochure, the Paradox crew decide to take a holiday on the planet Brightonia on Sea. But once there, they are captured by Short Fred Ledd who chains them up and steals the Paradox. Without water, their only hope of survival rests with Sir Sqeakalot and Isambard's latest invention...

Original UK Airdate: April 8th, 1999 (Children's ITV)

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

Additional Voice Cast:
Short Fred Ledd Jimmy Hibbert

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Traitor (#15)

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

"We have a traitor in our midst. I fear we really are defeated."
Sir Squeakalot undergoes a personality change when he is taken over by Short Fred Ledd's parrot, Tin Lizzy. He ties up the Paradox crew and flies the ship to the Cutting Snark,where even the force of Lavender Castle seems powerless to prevent them from becoming the slaves of Dr. Agon!

Original UK Airdate: April 15th, 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

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The Collector (#16)

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

"I was created to be a servant - but it didn't quite work out like that! "
Arriving at Doodlebug's Supermarket to collect supplies, Roger, Lyca and Sir Squeakalot find that the place has been ransacked and Doodlebug placed in suspended animation. The culprit is the android Colonel Clump who wants to turn the Paradox crew into exhibits in his gallery of living space creatures!

Original UK Airdate: April 22nd, 1999 (Children's ITV)

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

Additional Voice Cast:
Colonel Clump David Holt

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Lost In Space (#17)

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

"There's nothing we can do to help you, Roger. Our prayers are with you."
Dr. Agon tricks the Twaddle twins into delivering a Starfighter to Captain Thrice as an anonymous gift. When Roger test flies the Starfighter, it suddenly goes out of control, breaking through the light barrier. The Starfighter finally comes to a stop, but Roger finds himself on the other side of the galaxy with no way back!

Original UK Airdate: April 29th, 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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Duelling Banjos (#18)

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

"Excuse me? Did ah hear right? You reckon you can play the banjo better'n me?"
Out of fuel, the Paradox crash lands in the swamp on planet Quagmire, close to the Dank's shack. The suspicious Dank refuses to help the stranded crew until Captain Thrice challenges him to a banjo plucking contest. If Thrice wins, the Dank will help, but if he loses, the Paradox will belong to the Dank!

Original UK Airdate: January 6th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

Additional Voice Cast:
The Dank Jimmy Hibbert

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The Legend (#19)

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

"This is how it is always going to be, Thrice - you grovelling at my feet!"
According to legend, when the two suns eclipse on planet Bharron, once every thousand years, Lavender Castle can be seen in the desert. Captain Thrice and Walking Stick mount an expedition into the desert, but on the third day, the Captain loses Walking Stick when he falls into a gully. Alone in an endless desert, Thrice finds himself at the mercy of Dr. Agon...

Original UK Airdate: January 13th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

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Cloud Of Chaos (#20)

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

"I wasn't expecting visitors today, but you're more than welcome to stay - forever!"
During a close encounter with Dr. Agon's Mammoth Machine, Sproggle is accidentally thrown from the Paradox and falls into a strange blue cloud. He is 'rescued' but Dr. Agon, but once aboard the Mammoth Machine, both are oddly effected by the cloud and swap personalities: Dr. Agon becomes the frightened orphan child while Sproggle turns into Dr. Agon!

Original UK Airdate: January 20th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

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Diamonds Aren't Forever (#21)

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

"To think I'll have the power of a sun! I've always wanted a sun."
Tailing Short Fred Ledd to the planet Icesester, Sproggle is captured by the pirate who holds him hostage. Fred is after the Icesester Diamond, the largest diamond in the universe with the power to absorb the energy of a sun. If the Paradox crew don't find the diamond for him within thirty minutes, Fred will cut off Sproggle's bauble...

Original UK Airdate: January 27th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

Additional Voice Cast:
Short Fred Ledd Jimmy Hibbert

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Galactic Park (#22)

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

"Enjoying themselves are they? We'll soon put a stop to that!"
Suffering from Space Fatigue and in need of a break, the Paradox crew visit a Galactic Theme Park on the planet Themea, apparently run by Twaddle Duff. The crew decide to take a ride on Twaddle Duff's ghost train, unaware that the train is actually under the control of Dr. Agon, who plans to give them the ride of their lives!

Original UK Airdate: February 3rd, 2000 (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

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Wearizy (#23)

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

"Oh dear. He must have wanted that dog so much that he's imagining things!"
Captain Thrice and Sproggle visit the Twaddle twins on planet Thestal to find Sproggle a birthday present. Sproggle wants a dog, but the Captain refuses to allow one on board the Paradox, so the Twaddle twins get Sproggle an invisible dog called Wearizy. Then, an unexpected guest gate-crashes Sproggle's birthday party - Dr. Agon!

Original UK Airdate: February 10th, 2000 (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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Supernova (#24)

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

"Imagine how wonderful it would be if the whole universe were to be without light!"
Dr. Agon finally finds Lavender Castle and sets a plan in motion to destroy it: when the Castle is in close range of a sun, Agon intends to create a chain reaction in the sun which will destroy itself, vaporising Lavender Castle. The Paradox crew race to stop Dr. Agon from carrying out his plan, but they may already be too late!

Original UK Airdate: February 17th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

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Interface (#25)

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

"Now what was it Captain Thrice once said to me? Oh, yes. 'Discretion is the better part of valour.'"
Answering a distress call, the Paradox crew arrive on the planet Barrenette where the desert is littered with bodies. But the bodies are just painted cut-outs and the team have walked into another of Dr. Agon's devious traps. With the rest of the crew knocked out by sleeping gas, Sir Squeakalot must face Dr. Agon's giant robot spider alone!

Original UK Airdate: March 2nd, 2000 (Children's ITV)

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

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Birds Of A Feather... (#26)

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

"To our new alliance. And don't forget: united we stand - divided we fall!"
Dr. Agon proposes an alliance of the Paradox crew's greatest enemies and summons Short Fred Ledd, the Dank and Captain Clump to the Dark Station. Each has a story to tell of an encounter with the Paradox crew that has left them with a score to settle...

Original UK Airdate: March 9th, 2000 (Children's ITV)

Notes:

This episode features flashback footage from Brightonia On Sea, The Collector and Duelling Banjos.


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

Additional Voice Cast:
Short Fred Ledd Jimmy Hibbert
The Dank Jimmy Hibbert
Colonel Clump David Holt

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