Joe 90 puppet guide lists him as a new revamp for that series but it's now known that his first appearance was as a radio operator in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Winged Assassin.
Most of the male Spectrum personnel would eventually turn up in
Joe 90 and The Secret Service with some sort of disguise (re-wigged, with different colour eyes or even extra lines on the face) but unusually the Captain Ochre puppet stayed virtually the same throughout his Century 21 career.
First appearance was as Lieutenant Dean in the pilot episode of
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. One of the most prolific revamp puppets he would guest star as at least 23 different characters spread across the three Century 21 series. In Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Special Assignment he could be found frequenting both The Vincent Bar and The Dice Club. As both roles were non-speaking it's difficult to know if he was playing two characters in the same episode or whether he was just a heavy drinker! Topping that he would appear as three characters in the final Scarlet episode The Inquisition (once as a new character and twice in flashback to previous episodes)
This puppet first appeared as the Vice President of the Trans-Pacific Shipping Line in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Launching. However, the role for which he is best remembered in the series is Steele in Special Assignment.
After his fourteen appearances as Captain Magenta in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons this puppet seemed destined for very minor roles in the rest of his Century 21 career. His final outing would be Charlie, whose mate Pete has his bike stolen by Lady Martha in More Haste Less Speed.
First seen as TVR Controller in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – White As Snow but is better known from the same series as Jason Smith in Fire At Rig 15.
This puppet also had a secondary 'blinker' head. First seen as Trapper in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Avalanche he would appear in three more episodes of the series on each occasion sporting a beard. We had originally assumed that these were his only appearances (see the Captain Scarlet puppet guide). It's now known that this was the same character that appeared (minus the beard) in Joe 90, most noticeably as Mason in The Unorthodox Shepherd and Private Johnson in Colonel McClaine.
Best known for his 15 appearances as Captain Grey he premiered in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Mysterons.
First appeared as General Tiempo in
Captain Scarlet - Operation Time. Another popular guest puppet he would appear as no less than 19 different characters in the 3 Century 21 series, most noticeably as Igor Sladek in Joe 90 – International Concerto. Like Lieutenant Dean before him, he would appear as three characters in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Inquisition.
First appeared as the World President in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Mysterons. This puppet would reprise the role in Spectrum Strikes Back. It would appear he is one of the gentlemen asleep in a chair at Greenways Health Farm in The Secret Service - The Cure.
First seen as Captain Brown in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Mysterons. Three versions of the puppet were used in that role: a normal, a smiler and a stunt head (the latter meeting a grisly end by being blown up!). During its Century 21 career the puppet would have several changes in appearance, by the time he played General Brompton in Hole In One and Professor Soames in The Deadly Whisper his hair had turned grey and he had grown a moustache.
Other than regular cast members this was the first new revamp puppet seen in
The Secret Service, with his role as Albert Hobson in Last Train To Buffler's Halt being his best known.
First and possibly best known appearance was as Andrè Verdain in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Model Spy. Major roles in Joe 90 included Mario Coletti in Hi-jacked and as Captain Pat Moran in Breakout.
First seen as Commander, Base Concorde in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Renegade Rocket but perhaps better known for his appearance later in the series as General Rebus in Noose of Ice. The puppet's last outing was as Lord Hazlewell in The Secret Service - More Haste Less Speed which was the only occasion he wasn't sporting a beard.
This was another of the few revamps to have a secondary blinker head. First seen as Major Brooks in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Point 783, but best remembered later in the same series as Commodore Goddard in The Trap.
One of the few revamp puppets to have a secondary 'blinker' head. He first appeared as Macey in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Big Ben Strikes Again before his only appearance as Captain Indigo in the episode Spectrum Strikes Back. Another notable role in the series was as the saboteur Mervin Brand in The Launching. He would make several subsequent guest appearances in Joe 90, including the one for which he would be best known as Dr Slade in Test Flight.
First appeared as a radiographer in the
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons episode Operation Time, but best known for his next appearance in the series as Phil Machin in Traitor.
This puppet is reportedly based on actor Robert Mitchum. First seen as Colonel Storm in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Point 783, he would make five further appearances in the series before being re-wigged and given white hair for Joe 90. He is best remembered for a role in that series as Reverend Shepherd in The Unorthodox Shepherd. After this episode the colour of his eyes would be changed from blue to brown.
This puppet was the first new revamp to appear in
Joe 90 with his initial role as Russian Commander in Most Special Agent. His best known role would be later in the series as Anton in Splashdown.
First appeared as DT19 Pilot in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Winged Assassin but is better known from that series as Benson in Operation Time.
First seen as 1st Spectrum Guard, Maximum Security Building in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Mysterons. Throughout his Century 21 career this puppet would have very minor roles but two major revamps. For his two appearances in Joe 90 he was given a different moustache and his hair was made darker, and then altered to lighter hair and no moustache for his three outings in The Secret Service.
First appeared as a nurse in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – Operation Time. She would have more prominent roles later in the series as Gabrielle in Model Spy and Judith Chapman in Place Of Angels, but her best known role would be as Angela Davis in the Joe 90 – Three's A Crowd.
This puppet's best known role would also be its first appearance, that of Helga in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – Model Spy. Amazingly, Last Train To Buffler's Halt was the first time (other than Mrs. Appleby) a female charatcer appeared in The Secret Service.
This puppet was first seen as an assassin in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Winged Assassin. His best remembered role would be later in the series as Kruger in The Heart Of New York.
First appearance was as President Conrad Olafson in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Codename Europa.
This puppet is best known for its seven appearances as Dr. Fawn in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
This puppet appeared as Colonel White in all but one episode of
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons but made up for it with a guest appearance in Model Spy (at Verdain's party, just after the lights go out, you can just make out the Colonel's head as he moves across the screen). He also had the distinction of playing the role of Sam Loover's father in Joe 90 – Relative Danger.
First appeared as Lieutenant Belmont in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - White As Snow. In the Joe 90 guide we had private Clooney in The Race listed as a new puppet for that role but now believe that Clooney and Carl are one and the same.
First appeared as a patron at the restaurant in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Inquisition, but best known as Callow in The Secret Service - Last Train To Buffler's Halt.
First appeared as the Captain of the USS Panther II in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – White As Snow but is equally known for his role as Selkirk in Joe 90 – Relative Danger.
First and only prominent part was as Dr. Breck in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Shadow Of Fear.
First and best known appearance as Orson in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Lunarville 7.
First appeared as captain Hassel in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Point 783 but best remembered for his role later in the series as Frazer in Crater 101. He had two prominent roles in Joe 90, that of Gregson in Hi-Jacked and Kline in The Unorthodox Shepherd.
First appearance was as an onlooker at the airport in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Winged Assassin, but his best remembered role in that series was as Kramer in Special Assignment. This puppet is very similar to the Director General from Winged Assassin and they are cast from the same mould. The proof that they are separate puppets lies in the fact that they appear together in the opening scenes of Joe 90 – Mission X-41 and are both delegates in Captain Scarlet – The Trap. In Captain Scarlet - The Inquisition they both appear in the restaurant, Kramer as a patron whilst his twin is a waiter.
First and best known appearance as the SKR4 Navigator in
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Inferno.
First and best known performance was as Dr. Magnus in
Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons – Operation Time. In the Joe 90 episode guide we had Dr. Magnus listed as having just one role in the series: that of Foreign Correspondent in Most Special Agent (appearing in the same role again as a flashback in The Birthday). In the same guide we had a puppet listed as 'Delegate'. We now know that two of the characters under this heading ('Delegate' International Concerto and 'Doc' Lone Handed 90) were also the Dr. Magnus puppet. To further complicate matters the character listed as 'Proctl' Child Of The Sun God under the heading 'archdeacon' was actually Dr. Magnus too.
Best known for his appearance as Captain Blue in all 32 episodes of
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, he would take a well earned rest throughout Joe 90 before being re-wigged with black hair and given different coloured eyes for his two brief appearances in The Secret Service.
Best known for his appearance as Captain Scarlet in all 32 episodes of
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, he appeared twice in The Secret Service as a bespectacled B.I.S.H.O.P. agent.
This puppet appears to be a new revamp for
The Secret Service although he could be heavily made up from previous incarnations.
First seen in
Joe 90 as Professor McClaine's housekeeper Ada Harris. The character of Mrs. Dunlop in The Secret Service - The Cure was named after the episode's author Pat Dunlop. There is a reasonable chance that the female seen a couple of times from behind in Father Unwin's congregation was also the Lady Martha puppet. It's highly likely that Lady Martha started life as a man! The neck is integral with the head – a feature of male heads only from Stingray onwards.
First seen as a soldier in
Joe 90 — The Fortress but best remembered as Real (pronounced as re–al) in Breakout from the same series. His only appearance in The Secret Service, as the guard at Burgossa, was a non–speaking part.
First appeared as an onlooker at airport in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – Winged Assassin but probably best known as Crawford in Joe 90 – Most Special Astronaut
First appeared as Richards in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – Manhunt but best known from the same series as DJ Bob Lynn in White As Snow
First appeared in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons pilot episode The Mysterons. His best remembered role would be in the same series as Eddie in Avalanche
First and best known role was as Hank in
Joe 90 – Lone Handed 90
This puppet seems to be a new revamp that only appears in this episode but has similar features as Callow in
Last Train To Buffler's Halt.
First appearance as Manston controller in the pilot episode of
Joe 90 – Most Special Agent, he is best known for his role as archdeacon in The Secret Service – School For Spies.
These characters appear to have been created solely for their roles as natives in
The Secret Service episode Errand Of Mercy.
First appeared bearing quite possibly the longest name given to a puppet – Miguel Umberto dos Passos Francesca in
Joe 90 – Big Fish, he would make two more appearances in the series before his only and best known role as Dr. Klam in The Secret Service – The Cure.
This character is named as Colonel Johnson. We only see him asleep in the chair and so it is hard to define if he is an established puppet or a crude mockup for this scene.
Best known for his 26 apperances as Captain Black in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, this puppet would have one apperance in Joe 90 as General Valdez in Viva Cordova before ending his career as Kroner in The Secret Service – The Deadly Whisper.
This puppet seems to be a new revamp for
The Secret Service. If so then this was his only appearance.
First appeared as Kramer in
Joe 90 – Splashdown but best remembered for his role in the same series as Ben Shazar in King For A Day.
First and best known appearance as Soames in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – White As Snow.
First appeared as Director General, United Asian Republic in
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons – Winged Assassin. He also played the Director General's double in the same episode; the subtle difference was a change in eye colour from brown to blue. In this episode he wore a moustache but for subsequent appearances in the series he had grown a beard. For Joe 90 – Three's A Crowd the beard disappeared but the moustache was retained. The eyes changed back from blue to brown for the episode Double Agent. The moustache was thicker but shorter. Yet another moustache and beard were added for Mission X-41. For the role of an assassin in The Secret Service – May-Day, May-Day! the beard was now similar to the one worn in Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons but his skin tone was darker (see also under Kramer).