Worst & Best Joe 90 Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: British Supermarionation
Series: 1
Episodes: 30
First Transmission: 1968-1969
Channel: BBC
Dedicated Fansite: Bigrat.co.uk

Joe 90 was a sci-fi Supermarionation series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

The series follows the adventures of a nine-year-old boy, Joe McClaine.  Joe pursues a double life as a superspy when his scientist father invents a device ( the BIGRAT ) capable of duplicating expert knowledge and experience and transferring it to a human mind. Equipped with the skills of the foremost academic and military minds, Joe is recruited by the World Intelligence Network (WIN).

A live-action film adaptation of Joe 90 has been considered more than once since the 1960s but has never been realised.

 

Best Episode [ S1 Ep14 ]

Business Holiday – Joe is sent in to destroy an Army base that has been taken over by enemy forces.
29 December 1968

 

Worst Episode [ S1 Ep30 ]

The Birthday – It is Joe’s 10th birthday, but Mac has already gone to town before Joe wakes up and won’t be back until late.
20 April 1969

 

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

The Most Special Agent (1968) –
Professor Ian McClaine completes his work on the BIG RAT, to WIN agent Sam Loover.
Hi-jacked (1968) –
Joe attempts to thwart Mario Coletti, a ruthless arms runner who sells weapons to the highest bidders.
Splashdown (1968) –
Joe must stop the organisation responsible for the kidnapping of two electronics experts before time runs out for him and his father.
International Concerto (1968) –
Joe takes on the persona of a famous pianist.
Operation McClaine (1968) –
A neurosurgeon is injured, so Joe must save the life of a novelist.
Big Fish (1968) –
A submarine malfunctions in enemy waters and Joe must remove it to prevent political carnage.
Relative Danger (1968) –
Joe becomes an expert explorer to save three miners.
The Unorthodox Shepherd (1968) –
There are unusual disturbances surrounding a church crypt in the days leading up to Christmas.
King for a Day (1968) –
Joe poses as the heir to a Middle Eastern throne as WIN tries to rescue the real prince from kidnappers.
Business Holiday (1968) –
Joe has to destroy an enemy base taken over by rogue forces.
Most Special Astronaut (1968) –
Joe attempts to neutralise Mario Coletti, a ruthless arms runner who sells weapons to the highest bidder.
Three’s a Crowd (1969) –
Joe intervenes when it seems that there is more to Mac’s new girlfriend than meets the eye.
Double Agent (1969) –
Joe unintentionally receives the brain patterns of a double agent.
Arctic Adventure  (1969) –
A nuclear bomb needs to be removed from the Arctic.
The Fortress (1968) –
Joe has to rescue a fellow WIN agent from an impregnable stronghold.
Project 90 (1968) –
Mac is kidnapped.
Colonel McClaine (1968) –
Joe has to transport a dangerous chemical across Africa.
Lone-Handed 90 (1969) –
With the BIG RAT out of action, Joe dreams of life as a sheriff in the Wild West.
The Race (1969) –
Joe is given his father’s brain pattern and they share a dream,
The Professional (1969) –
Joe infiltrates a castle to retrieve a dictator’s gold bullion.
Talkdown (1969) –
Joe takes the place of an injured test pilot.
Breakout (1969) –
A pair of convicts threaten to kill the country’s prime minister unless they are given a generous ransom.
Child of the Sun God (1969) –
World leaders are left paralysed after being attacked with poison darts.
Trial at Sea (1969) –
Joe is given the brain pattern of a terrorist.
Viva Cordova (1969) –
Joe must act as a bodyguard to a new, democratically elected president.
Attack of the Tiger (1969) –
Joe pilots a new fighter-bomber to destroy a nuclear weapons base before a device is placed in orbit to hold the world to ransom.
Mission X-41 (1969) –
Joe tries to steal the antibody for a deadly virus before it can be used to attack the West.
Test Flight (1969) –
Joe investigates whether the crash of a prototype spaceplane was an accident or sabotage.
See You Down There (1969) –
An exploitative businessman is compelled to change his ways after he is bewildered by Joe 90’s multitude of brain patterns.
The Birthday (1969) –
Joe reaches his tenth birthday and celebrates with his friends as they reminisce over his many adventures.