| Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons:|
|Season 1, Episode 7|
|Original Transmission||10 November 1967|
|Written by||Alan Pattillo|
|Directed by||Alan Perry|
|Edited by||Harry MacDonald|
White As Snow
The Trap is the 7th broadcast and 17th produced episode of British television series Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons.
A World Air Force plane carrying Commodore Goddard and his right-hand man, Captain Holt, being escorted by Melody Angel, is struck by lightning and crashes. It is soon reconstructed by the Mysterons. The force broadcasts its current threat: that they aim to kill all 10 of the world's top air-chiefs, who make up the executive Supreme Command of the World Air Force, who want to discuss a plan to dissolve the war of nerves between Earth and the hostile force. They plan on doing so by holding an International Air Conference at the loneliest location in Europe: Glen Garry Castle in Scotland. This is however unknown from Colonel White, who is awaiting the approval from Captain Scarlet that the castle's security is up and approved. After she brings the delegates to the castle to start the conference, Symphony Angel is taken prisoner, as is Captain Scarlet, who unexpectedly discovers the brutal plan before the delegates arrive. Leaving the air-chiefs with no warning, and in perfect firing positions to be massacred by Goddard and his personal aid, will Colonel White realise in time that something is wrong? Can Captain Scarlet save the day?
- Captain Scarlet - Francis Matthews
- Captain Blue - Edward Bishop
- Colonel White - Donald Gray
- Lieutenant Green - Cy Grant
- Symphony Angel - Janna Hill
- Melody Angel - Sylvia Anderson
- Commodore Goddard - David Healy and Francis Matthews
- Captain Holt - Gary Files
- Morton - Jeremy Wilkin
- Distillery Attendant - Martin King and Jeremy Wilkin
- The right-hand half of the Glengarry Castle miniature, which can be seem in establishing shots of the the location, previously appeared as Glen Garrick Castle in the Thunderbirds episode 30 Minutes After Noon. It was originally produced for the Stingray episode Loch Ness Monster, where it appeared as Castle McGregor. Additionally, some of the furnishings inside the castle, such as the puppet-sized wooden chairs (the cushions on which were re-upholstered for The Trap) previously appeared in both of the aforementioned series.
- Bob Bell contributed a painting to this episode - specifically a painting of an 18th-century lady in a rococo dress. This appeared in the main hall of Glengarry Castle, as well as on the wall of Captain Scarlet's bedroom at said castle. It originally featured in Thunderbirds in two places—the British Security Office seen in 30 Minutes After Noon, and the lounge of Creighton-Ward Mansion.