Thunderbirds Are Go Logo 'High Strung'

by Mark Huckerby
and Nick Ostler
Thunderbirds Are Go Cast

Thunderbird 5 picks up an alert from a remote air traffic control monitor, which shows a high-altitude balloon in trouble over the Alps. International Rescue is unable to contact the pilot to warn him of the danger, but Brains takes a guess that the craft could belong to the bane of their life, television explorer Francois Lemaire. While Scott takes off in Thunderbird 1 on a rescue mission, Kayo searches all the television channels for any broadcast from the egocentric Lemaire; finding no sign of him, she decides to take Thunderbird 5investigate. Arriving in the Alps, Scott manages to attach a line to the balloon’s cabin to drag it clear of the valley; but the high velocity wind blasts prove too much, and Scott is forced to cut the cable. After landing Thunderbird 1 on a ledge, Scott uses a wingsuit to glide towards the rogue balloon, allowing him to grab the dangling cable and pull himself up to the cabin. Meanwhile, Kayo lands on the Lamaires’ Super-Yacht, where she is surprised to find Francois in a full-body cast, recovering from injuries sustained while roller-skating on deck in a force ten storm. Kayo warns Scott that the balloon could be a trap, but then Scott meets its occupant: Lemaire’s teenage assistant, Brandon Berringer, who is keeping the illusion that his boss is still able and well. Unfortunately, Berringer is too preoccupied with his extreme sport webcasting to worry about the controls he has broken, so Scott has to make an emergency crash landing on the icy mountains…

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy), Rasmus Hardiker (Scott Tracy), David Menki (Virgil Tracy), Kayvan Novak (Brains), Angel Coulby (Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano), Tom Rosenthal (Brandon Berringer), Jack Whitehall (Francois Lemaire), Taj Atwal (Madeline Lemaire)

Directed by Andrew McCulley
Produced by Sharon Lark
Created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ITV 1):
17th December 2016 @ 3.30 pm

*Featuring John Tracy, Scott Tracy, Virgil Tracy, Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano and Brains

*When Kayo watches television, clips from the original series of 'Thunderbirds' can be seen on screen