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The US military is growing increasingly impatient at the repeated loss of his missile-transport aircraft. Despite rigid security, every flight is gunned down by mysterious fighter aircraft. International Rescue attempt their own investigation, and their attention is rapidly drawn to the Cas Carnaby Five, a caberet group currently performing from the Paradise Peaks Hotel, high in the Alps. The group's smash hit, "Dangerous Game", has been playing each time the transport craft have been shot down.

Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward travels to the hotel under the pseudonym "Wanda Lamour", along with Tin Tin Kyrano as her assistant. Parker disguises himself as a barman, and the trio attempt to find out if there's a connection between the musical group and the transporters. They discover than Olsen, the band's musical manager, has a nearby chalet, in which a vast computer translates words into music. This machine - a Cham-Cham - is how Olsen uses the Cas Carnaby Five to transmit the locations of the transporters to the enemy airfield.

Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences. Furious about being thwarted, Olson plans to kill Wanda Lamour by sabotaging the ski lift.

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The US military is growing increasingly impatient at the repeated loss of his their missile-transport aircraft. Despite rigid security, every flight is gunned down by mysterious fighter aircraft. International Rescue attempt their own investigation, investigation and their attention is rapidly drawn to the Cas Carnaby Five, a caberet group currently performing from the Paradise Peaks Hotel, high in the Alps. The group's smash hit, "Dangerous Game", has been playing each time the transport craft have been shot down.

Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward travels to the hotel under the pseudonym "Wanda Lamour", along with Tin Tin Kyrano as her assistant. Parker disguises himself gets a job as a barman, a, "part-time bouncer," and the trio attempt to find out if there's a connection between the musical group and the transporters. They discover than that Olsen, the band's musical manager, has a nearby chalet, in which a vast computer translates words into music. This machine - a Cham-Cham - is how Olsen uses the Cas Carnaby Five to transmit the locations of the transporters to the enemy airfield.

Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" some, "kook who wants to play musical chairs!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences. Furious about being thwarted, Olson Olsen plans to kill Wanda Lamour by sabotaging the ski lift.



* TheCastShowoff: This episode shows that, in addition to voice acting, Sylvia Anderson can definately sing as well.

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* TheCastShowoff: This episode shows that, in addition to voice acting, Sylvia Anderson can definately definitely sing as well.



* HumanSnowball: Parker and Olson's henchman Banino end up in one.

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* HumanSnowball: Parker and Olson's Olsen's henchman Banino Benino end up in one.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Banino is not seen or mentioned again after Parker suggests Lady Penelope that they hide his unconscious body in the storage closet for the moment. OutOfSightOutOfMind indeed.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Banino Benino is not seen or mentioned again after Parker suggests Lady Penelope that they hide his unconscious body in the storage closet for the moment. OutOfSightOutOfMind indeed.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Banino is not seen or mentioned again after Parker suggests Lady Penelope that they hide his unconscious body in the storage closet for the moment. Out of sight, out of mind indeed.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Banino is not seen or mentioned again after Parker suggests Lady Penelope that they hide his unconscious body in the storage closet for the moment. Out of sight, out of mind OutOfSightOutOfMind indeed.

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TheOneWith the jazz combo.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Banino is not seen or mentioned again after Parker suggests Lady Penelope that they hide his unconscious body in the storage closet for the moment. Out of sight, out of mind indeed.


* BlondGuysAreEvil: Olson is blond.


* TheCastShowoff: we learn in this episode that besides voice acting, Sylvia Anderson can definately sing as well.

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* TheCastShowoff: we learn in this This episode that besides shows that, in addition to voice acting, Sylvia Anderson can definately sing as well.



* StuckOnASkiLift: With the bad guy cutting the cable.

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* StuckOnASkiLift: With the bad guy Olsen cutting the cable.


* {{Blackmail}}: Parker blackmails his old aquintance Maxie, who now runs a talent agency, into arranging a concert for Wanda Lamour in the Paradise Peaks hotel by threatening to expose Maxie's current location to a guy named "Punchy" Patterson.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Parker blackmails his old aquintance acquaintance, Maxie, who now runs a talent agency, into arranging a concert for Wanda Lamour in the Paradise Peaks hotel by threatening to expose Maxie's current location to a guy named "Punchy" Patterson.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Downplayed this time. Alan is much less blatantly jealous about Tin Tin taking a shine to Cas Carnaby, though he clearly isn't too happy about it.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - "Dangerous Game".

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Downplayed this time. Downplayed. Alan is much less blatantly jealous about Tin Tin taking a shine to Cas Carnaby, though he clearly isn't too happy about it.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - "Dangerous Game".
it.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: International Rescue's warnings about the next transporter being in danger fall to deaf ears, untill Scott flies to the airfield in thunderbird 1 to personally deliver the message.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: International Rescue's warnings about the next transporter being in danger fall to upon deaf ears, untill until Scott flies to the airfield in thunderbird Thunderbird 1 to personally deliver the message.


* ButtMonkey: Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.

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* ButtMonkey: Parker ''really'' gets it in this episode.


* ButtMonkey" Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.

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* ButtMonkey" ButtMonkey: Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.

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* WickedCultured: Olsen, who divides his time between playing the piano, writing delightful musical arrangements for superstars and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick sending evil killer jets after cargo planes]].


* ButtMonkey - Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.

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* ButtMonkey - ButtMonkey" Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.



* CassandraTruth - IR to the USAF general.

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* CassandraTruth - CassandraTruth: IR to the USAF general.general.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Downplayed this time. Alan is much less blatantly jealous about Tin Tin taking a shine to Cas Carnaby, though he clearly isn't too happy about it.



* LoungeLizard - Lady P. goes undercover as one of these.
* ThePowerOfRock - Avant le lettre.
* StuckOnASkiLift - With the bad guy cutting the cable.

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* LoungeLizard - LoungeLizard: Lady P. goes undercover as one of these.
* ThePowerOfRock - ThePowerOfRock: Avant le lettre.
* StuckOnASkiLift - StuckOnASkiLift: With the bad guy cutting the cable.


* Blackmail: Parker blackmails his old aquintance Maxie, who now runs a talent agency, into arranging a concert for Wanda Lamour in the Paradise Peaks hotel by threatening to expose Maxie's current location to a guy named "Punchy" Patterson.

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* Blackmail: {{Blackmail}}: Parker blackmails his old aquintance Maxie, who now runs a talent agency, into arranging a concert for Wanda Lamour in the Paradise Peaks hotel by threatening to expose Maxie's current location to a guy named "Punchy" Patterson.Patterson.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Olson is blond.

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* Blackmail: Parker blackmails his old aquintance Maxie, who now runs a talent agency, into arranging a concert for Wanda Lamour in the Paradise Peaks hotel by threatening to expose Maxie's current location to a guy named "Punchy" Patterson.


Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences.

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Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences.
defences. Furious about being thwarted, Olson plans to kill Wanda Lamour by sabotaging the ski lift.



* TheCameo: The Duchess of Royston, from "The Duchess Assignment", can be seen in Paradise Peaks hotel.
* TheCastShowoff: we learn in this episode that besides voice acting, Sylvia Anderson can definately sing as well.



* HumanSnowball

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* HumanSnowballHumanSnowball: Parker and Olson's henchman Banino end up in one.



* [[ParasolParachute Umbrella Parachute]]

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* [[ParasolParachute Umbrella Parachute]]Parachute]]
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: International Rescue's warnings about the next transporter being in danger fall to deaf ears, untill Scott flies to the airfield in thunderbird 1 to personally deliver the message.


Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences.

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Armed with this discovery, International Rescue call the USAF and warn them. Sadly, the general in charge is disinclined to listen to some crackpot shouting about "Music! It's encoded in the music!" and orders the operation to go ahead. Without options, International Rescue work out the code and Wanda Lamour takes the stage. By shifting the pattern of the song, the interceptor fighters are redirected over the USAF airbase, where they are taken apart by the base's defences.defences.

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* ButtMonkey - Parker ''really'' gets it this episode.
* CassandraTruth - IR to the USAF general.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - "Dangerous Game".
* HumanSnowball
* LoungeLizard - Lady P. goes undercover as one of these.
* ThePowerOfRock - Avant le lettre.
* StuckOnASkiLift - With the bad guy cutting the cable.
* [[ParasolParachute Umbrella Parachute]]

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