The Scottish onlooker is a character from Danger At Ocean Deep.

Lady Penelope is invited by Lord Worden to launch Ocean Pioneer II from the Clydeside dockyard. Unbeknown to her, Parker has switched the quality Champagne for a cheap fizzy drink, and is sitting in FAB 1 with a fellow chauffeur, Stevens, getting drunk.

The launch was watched by two Scottish onlookers high up in the scaffolding (probably workers from the shipyard), one of whom drops his hat straight on top of the microphone.

Scottish onlooker

The two Scottish onlookers


  • The onlooker's puppet makes two cameo appearances in the next-produced episode, The Duchess Assignment. First, he can be seen sitting at the bar in the lobby of the Grand Hotel, still dressed in the same outfit. Later, he puts in a cameo as a transvestite at the Art Gallery. He also makes an appearance in Thunderbirds Are Go (film) as a reporter.
  • Coincidentally, his ginger-haired friend (seen behind him) also appeared at the Art Gallery in The Duchess Assignment, still wearing the same cap.