Lavender Castle (1999-2000)

UK, 7 January -9 March 2000
2 series, 26 episodes, average 10m

A British animated fantasy television series created by Gerry Anderson and Rodney Matthews.

Plot Summary

Captain Thrice and the crew of the starship Paradox are searching for the floating city known as Lavender Castle, said to contain the greatest power source in the universe. But they aren't the only ones looking for it – the evil Dr Agon is tracking it down determined to destroy it.

Credits

Crew
Director: Chris Taylor
CPI, Gerry Anderson Productions, Cosgrove Hall
Executive Producers: Craig Hemmings, Brian Cosgrove
Producer: Gerry Anderson
Line Producer: Chris Bowden
Lighting Cameramen: Joe Dembinski, Tim Harper
Music: Crispin Merrell
Visual Effects: Stephen Weston
Designer: Rodney Matthews

Cast
David Holt (Captain Thrice/Sproggle)
Jimmy Hibbert (Sir Squeakalot/Dr Cedric Agon/Trump)
Kate Harbour (Walking Stick/Lyca)
Rob Rackstraw (Roger/Isambard)

Episodes

Series One
In the Beginning (7 January 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by: Pauline Fisk
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Flower Power (14 January 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by: Pauline Fisk
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Twilight Tower (21 January 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by: Pauline Fisk
Directed by: Chris Taylor

High Moon (28 January 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Lost Starfighter (4 February 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Bowden
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Black Swat (11 February 1999)
Written by: Pauline Fisk
Story by: Pauline Fisk
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Double Cross (18 February 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson and Pauline Fisk
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

A Stitch in Time (25 February 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Chris Bowden
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Bird of Prey (4 March 1999)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Trengove
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Collision Course (11 March 1999)
Written by: Chris Trengove and Gerry Anderson
Story by: Chris Trengove
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Swamp Fever (18 March 1999)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Trengove
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Raiders of the Planet Zark (25 March 1999)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Bowden
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Galacternet (1 April 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Brightonia on Sea (8 April 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Traitor (15 April 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Rodney Matthews
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Collector (22 April 1999)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Trengove
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Lost in Space (29 April 1999)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Series Two
Duelling Banjos (6 January 2000)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Trengove
Directed by: Chris Taylor

The Legend (13 January 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Cloud of Chaos (20 January 2000)
Written by: Chris Trengove
Story by: Chris Taylor
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Diamonds Aren't Forever (27 January 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Galactic Park (3 February 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Craig Hemmings
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Wearizy (10 February 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Supernova (17 February 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Gerry Anderson
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Interface (2 March 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Craig Hemmings
Directed by: Chris Taylor

Birds of a Feather… (9 March 2000)
Written by: Gerry Anderson
Story by: Rodney Matthews
Directed by: Chris Taylor

References

Periodicals

  • Creation October 1998 p.4 – illustrated production notes
  • Radio Times vol.300 no.3908 (9 January 1999) p.31 – illustrated preview
  • TV Zone no.111 (February 1999) pp.28-29 – illustrated interview