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"It all started the day we went to Parola Sands. Everything was going the way we planned. It looked like nothing could go wrong..."
Alan Tracy

"Move - And You're Dead" is the twentieth episode of Thunderbirds season 1, first broadcast on 10th February 1966.


Alan decides to return to the world of motor racing, using a car that was designed by Brains. Once he has won a major race, his jealous rivals steal the car and leave Alan and Grandma trapped on a bridge, along with a bomb that will go off if either of them move.


Main article: Move - And You're Dead/Storyline


Main article: Move - And You're Dead/Transcript


Regular Characters

Guest Characters

Cameo Roles

Crowd Scenes

International Rescue Equipment Used

Non-International Rescue Equipment Used



  • In this episode, Grandma Tracy moves to Tracy Island, even though she had been seen on the island in previous episodes. Either this story takes place chronologically before those episodes, or else she was merely visiting on those occasions.
  • Originally an half-hour episode it was the last to be filmed before Lew Grade decided to expand the length of the episodes to 50 minutes.
  • This is the only appearance of the Jet-Air Transporter and the Neutralizer Tractor.
  • One of only two episodes where TB2 uses Pod 1


Main article: Move - And You're Dead/Goofs

Foreign Titles

  • French: Un geste et vous êtes mort
  • German: Keine falsche Bewegung!
  • Spanish: Un Movimiento y Moriremos; Muévete y morirás (DVD)
  • Italian: Se ti muovi sei spacciato
  • Dutch: Beweeg en je bent dood (TV 1968); Wie beweegt is dood (TV 1991); Verroer je niet! (VHS, DVD)
  • Portuguese: Mova-se e Você está Morto
  • Japanese: オートレーサー・アランの危機