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"So, you never did need rescuing? I think someone had better do some explaining."
— Scott Tracy
Season 1, Episode 18
Cry Wolf
Air date 27th January 1966
Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by David Elliott
Episode Guide
The Man From MI.5
Danger At Ocean Deep

"Cry Wolf" is the eigteenth episode of Season 1, first broadcast on 27th January 1966. It was the 21st episode produced.

When a pair of young boys call out International Rescue for no reason, Jeff decides to bring them back to Tracy Island so they can see the consequences of their actions. Although they later get into real danger from the evil actions of the Hood, nobody at International Rescue believes their call for help due to their past actions. Will they eventually realise how serious the situation really is?

Episode GuideEdit

Main article: Cry Wolf/Episode Guide

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit


Bob and Tony.

Guest Cameo AppearancesEdit

International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit




Mr. Williams' house under construction

  • The interior and exterior sets of the Monitoring Station were last used as the Satellite HQ in The Impostors, and would be reused again as another different building in Ricochet.
  • Mr. Williams' house is a remodeled version of Grandma Tracy's House.
  • Other Tracking Stations marked on Lansfield's console are located at Cranston, Kangaroo (East), and Spring Hill.

The guy on camera is either Geoff Meldrum or Noel Rowland. But which one? They look so similar from behind.

  • Geoff Meldrum or Noel Rowland is known to have been a camera operator on this episode, albeit uncredited.
  • Plot elements and names from this episode were borrowed and used in the Thunderbirds Are Go! episode Extraction.
  • Bob and Tony were named after art director Bob Bell and his son Tony respectively.


Main article: Cry Wolf/Goofs


Main article: Cry Wolf/Transcript

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • French: Les amateurs
  • German: Blinder Alarm
  • Spanish: El Lamento del Lobo; El Espectro ataca (DVD)
  • Italian: Gioco pericoloso
  • Dutch: Een gevaarlijk spel (TV 1966); S.O.S. (TV 1992); Vals alarm (VHS); Loos alarm (VHS, DVD)
  • Japanese: 危険な遊び

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