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"Two brave men have been badly injured in that pit. I don't know if I should risk another life."
— General Peters
Season 1, Episode 2
Image P.O.P
Air date 7th October 1965
Written by Alan Fennell
Directed by Desmond Saunders
Episode Guide
Trapped in the Sky
The Perils Of Penelope

"Pit of Peril" is the second episode of Thunderbirds season 1. It first aired on 7th October 1965.

An accident causes a U.S. Army vehicle to fall into a burning landfill, and only International Rescue is capable of transporting the equipment required to rescue the crew, before they die of heat exposure.


When a revolutionary new Army transport vehicle "The Sidewinder" is tested, it runs into trouble and disappears beneath the ground. International Rescue is called, and with men's lives at stake, a highly ingenious and dangerous operation devised by Brains must be executed perfectly to succeed.

Episode GuideEdit

Main article: Pit of Peril/Episode Guide

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit


Main article: Pit of Peril/Gallery


International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit


Main article: Pit of Peril/Goofs


Main article: Pit of Peril/Transcript

Alternate VersionsEdit

Thunderbirds (FOX Kids Series)Edit

Main article: Pit of Peril (Fox Kids Series)

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • German: Im Krater gefangen (DVD)
  • French: L'éboulement (VHS, DVD)
  • Italian: Sidewinder S.O.S.
  • Spanish: El Abismo del Peligro; El agujero peligroso (DVD)
  • Dutch: Kuil vol gevaar (TV 1966); Instortingsgevaar (TV 1991); Valkuil van gevaar (VHS, DVD)
  • Japanese: ジェット“モグラ号”の活躍

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