"The Cham-Cham" is the 25th episode of Thunderbirds, a British 1960s Supermarionation television series co-created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The penultimate instalment of series one, it first aired on 24 March 1966 on ATV Midlands. Alan Pattillo both wrote and directed the episode, which opens with a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft being shot down during the radio transmission of a popular instrumental music track. International Rescue suspects sabotage, and Lady Penelope, Tin-Tin and Parker are dispatched to investigate the band's current tour venue — a hotel in the Swiss Alps. There, it is discovered that the attacks are being co-ordinated with the aid of a "Cham-Cham", an advanced computer sensitive to microtones and ultrasonic harmonics.

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  • La máquina musical es el duodécimo quinto episodio de la primera temporada de los Thunderbirds, serie de televisión de Gerry Anderson para Supermarionation fue el 25to episodio producido. El episodio salió al aire primero en ATV Midlands el 24 de marzo de 1966. Fue escrito y dirigido por Alan Pattillo. (es)
  • The Cham-Cham is de 25e aflevering van Thunderbirds, de Supermarionationtelevisieserie van Gerry Anderson (zowel qua productienummer als qua originele uitzending). De aflevering werd voor het eerst uitgezonden op ATV Midlands op 24 maart 1966. (nl)
  • "The Cham-Cham" is the 25th episode of Thunderbirds, a British 1960s Supermarionation television series co-created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The penultimate instalment of series one, it first aired on 24 March 1966 on ATV Midlands. Alan Pattillo both wrote and directed the episode, which opens with a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft being shot down during the radio transmission of a popular instrumental music track. International Rescue suspects sabotage, and Lady Penelope, Tin-Tin and Parker are dispatched to investigate the band's current tour venue — a hotel in the Swiss Alps. There, it is discovered that the attacks are being co-ordinated with the aid of a "Cham-Cham", an advanced computer sensitive to microtones and ultrasonic harmonics. Filmed in late 1965, "The Cham-Cham" inspired innovation in AP Films' use of puppet characters; towards the end of the episode, the Penelope character performs a carefully choreographed cabaret dance, despite of the difficulties inherent in producing movement from the marionettes. Additionally, the episode marks the first occasion in any Supermarionation series that characters are seen skiing. Scripted to incorporate themes of espionage and show business, the filming of "The Cham-Cham" entailed the collaboration of singer Ken Barrie, who wrote the lyrics to series composer Barry Gray's Latin rhythm "Dangerous Game". The episode has attracted positive critical reception, with the production design and the soundtrack singled out for particular praise. Sylvia Anderson values "The Cham-Cham" for its "charm", as well as its visualisation of the Paradise Peaks resort, but considers the plot "far-fetched"; Stephen La Rivière compliments the episode for its technical accomplishments, in addition to its writing. Cultural historian Nicholas J. Cull comments on the undertones of some of the episode's characterisations in the context of the Cold War. "The Cham-Cham" was adapted for audio in the 1960s. (en)
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  • We tried to do things in that picture that we hadn't done before, such as Penelope dancing a slow foxtrot. It was an experimental production, but was great fun to do.
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  • La máquina musical es el duodécimo quinto episodio de la primera temporada de los Thunderbirds, serie de televisión de Gerry Anderson para Supermarionation fue el 25to episodio producido. El episodio salió al aire primero en ATV Midlands el 24 de marzo de 1966. Fue escrito y dirigido por Alan Pattillo. (es)
  • The Cham-Cham is de 25e aflevering van Thunderbirds, de Supermarionationtelevisieserie van Gerry Anderson (zowel qua productienummer als qua originele uitzending). De aflevering werd voor het eerst uitgezonden op ATV Midlands op 24 maart 1966. (nl)
  • "The Cham-Cham" is the 25th episode of Thunderbirds, a British 1960s Supermarionation television series co-created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The penultimate instalment of series one, it first aired on 24 March 1966 on ATV Midlands. Alan Pattillo both wrote and directed the episode, which opens with a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft being shot down during the radio transmission of a popular instrumental music track. International Rescue suspects sabotage, and Lady Penelope, Tin-Tin and Parker are dispatched to investigate the band's current tour venue — a hotel in the Swiss Alps. There, it is discovered that the attacks are being co-ordinated with the aid of a "Cham-Cham", an advanced computer sensitive to microtones and ultrasonic harmonics. (en)
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