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"It's a very smooth ride. Feels as though we're hardly moving."
— Lord Stilton
Season 1, Episode 13
Image vod
Air date 23rd December 1965
Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by David Elliott
Episode Guide
Operation Crash-Dive
The Mighty Atom

"Vault Of Death" is the thirteenth episode of Thunderbirds season 1, first broadcast on 23rd December 1965. It was the seventh episode to be produced overall.


A bank worker is locked inside the main vault of the Bank of England while the air is slowly being extracted. When Parker hears that there is an emergency at the bank, he does all in his power to prevent the manager from arriving with the key as he believes the bank is being robbed by an old criminal colleague of his, Light-Fingered Fred.

Episode GuideEdit

Main article: Vault Of Death/Episode Guide


Main article: Vault Of Death/Transcript

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit

International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit



Main article: Vault of Death/Goofs

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • French: Le talent de Parker
  • German: Ein Todsicherer Safe
  • Spanish: La bóveda de la muerte; La cripta de la muerte (DVD)
  • Italian: La camera blindata della morte
  • Dutch: Kluis des doods (TV 1968); De doodskluis (TV 1991); Doodskluis (VHS, DVD)
  • Japanese: 死の大金庫

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