Gerry Anderson Encyclopedia

Day of Disaster is the 15th produced, and the 6th broadcast, episode of the British television series Thunderbirds.


Brains is on something of a "busman's holiday" - he's in England, visiting Lady Penelope at her home, where they're watching TV coverage of the giant Martian Space Probe (MSP) as it's being transported to its future launch site.

As the rocket and its equally-massive transporter slowly traverse the Allington Suspension Bridge, however, the span - its structure stressed by an overnight thunderstorm - strains beneath the added weight - and suddenly gives way! Bridge, rocket and transporter head en masse for the drink - collapsing into the Allington River below. The MSP now sits on the river-bottom, buried under the massed debris of the bridge - and its automatic-countdown clock activated by the impact...and once it takes off, with its two-man crew still trapped inside, it will uncontrollably explode!

Brains is determined to get to the area - "I couldn't face the fellas back at the base, if I hadn't tried to do something!" And do something, he does...and one of International Rescue's strangest life-saving scenarios is in store...


Day of Disaster on Thunderbirds Wiki:

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International Rescue: Jeff TracyScott TracyVirgil TracyAlan TracyGordon TracyJohn TracyBrainsTin-Tin KyranoLady Penelope Creighton-WardAloysius Parker
Others: Lucille TracyKyranoGrandma TracyThe Hood

TV Series Episodes:
Season 1
Trapped In The SkyPit of PerilThe Perils Of PenelopeTerror In New York CityEdge Of ImpactDay Of Disaster30 Minutes After NoonDesperate IntruderEnd Of The RoadThe UninvitedSun ProbeOperation Crash-DiveThe Mighty AtomCity of FireThe ImpostorsThe Man From MI.5Cry WolfDanger at Ocean DeepMove - And You're DeadThe Duchess AssignmentBrink Of DisasterAttack of the Alligators!Martian InvasionThe Cham-ChamSecurity Hazard
Season 2
Atlantic InfernoPath of DestructionAlias Mr. HackenbackerLord Parker's 'OlidayRicochetGive Or Take A Million

Thunderbirds Are GoThunderbird 6

Audio Adventures:
Introducing ThunderbirdsF.A.B.The Stately Homes Robberies

Young CorgiThe Vault

Tracy IslandCreighton-Ward Mansion

Thunderbird 1Thunderbird 2 (Pod Vehicles: MoleFireflyDOMOElevator CarsTransmitter TruckRecovery VehiclesMonobrakeExcavatorMobile CraneFire TruckLaser CutterThunderizerNeutralizer TractorJet-Air TransporterFire TenderYellow Trailer Truck | Red and Black TruckRed Curved Vehicle) • Thunderbird 3Thunderbird 4Thunderbird 5Thunderbird 6
Other Craft and Vehicles