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Tin-Tin Kyrano

Tin-Tin Kyrano

Tin-Tin Kyrano is the daughter of Kyrano. She is a highly educated young lady thanks to Jeff Tracy’s generosity, and toured Europe before coming to Tracy Island to join International Rescue. She has been known to do such diverse things as take a letter for Jeff, help Brains maintain the Thunderbird machines, entertain the affections of more than one young man, and go out on rescues with the Tracys. She lives on Tracy Island and was voiced by actress Christine Finn, who also voiced Grandma Tracy.

Here is a table of Canon Foundry facts about Tin-Tin:

From the TV Series and the Movies (Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6):

The Canon FactThe Source
Editor's Overarching Note: The first question to consider is her name. We only ever see it written down once (in her letter to Brains in Thunderbird 6 (1968) when she signs herself ‘Tin Tin’) but other sources use a hyphen.Next to each reference that follows, it shows how her name has been spelled in that source.
The content of her letter to Brains indicates that she has some affection for the genius inventor.Thunderbird 6
Dark hair (brown, sometimes reddish-brown depending on the lighting), green eyes.Various episodes
Enjoys sea-fishing30 Minutes After Noon
Enjoys playing tennis with AlanAtlantic Inferno
Enjoys swimming and is an experienced diverEdge of Impact
Helps with the cooking and settle the tableRicochet
Frequently in close proximity with Alan30 Minutes After Noon, Trapped in the Sky, Sun Probe, The Cham-Cham
Has had other boyfriends, such as Eddie HousemanEnd of the Road
When asked if she recognised her attacker, Tin Tin says that ‘she felt she knew him (the Hood) in some far-off way’Desperate Intruder
The first time we see Tin-Tin join the Tracys on an International Rescue mission, she is wearing her own type of uniform that is blue with a blue belt encircling her waist, rather than a sash. There is a sunburst-shaped emblem in the center of the belt, but there is no detail as to what it represents.Sun Probe
Takes dictation from Jeff.Operation Crash-Dive and Terror in New York City
Smokes at least one cigaretteThe Uninvited
Designs/makes her own clothes End of the Road
Accomplished cross-country skier The Cham-Cham and Thunderbird 6
Runs routine maintenance on Thunderbird OneMartian Invasion
Can fly both jets and piston-engine craft The Cham-Cham, Thunderbird 6
Likes pop musicThe Cham-Cham and Ricochet
Other Sources:
Tin-Tin (q.v.) is Kyrano’s daughter. Her name is Malayan and means ‘sweet’.ITC Programme Notes
Jeff has paid for her education and a trip around the world. ITC Programme Notes
She is an electronics expert and Alan’s love interest.ITC Programme Notes
Aged 22.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Educated in America and Europe, she has degrees in higher mathematics and advanced technical theory and engineering.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Helps Brains with his lab work and in organising maintenance of the Thunderbird machines.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Hobbies include water-skiing, swimming, designing her own clothes – and Alan Tracy, who is constantly by her side.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Brains calls upon her for assistance in laboratory experiments.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Has the "femininity of the East and the sophistication of the West."(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p. 13.
Name is spelled Tin Tin(1969), Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds Annual. Century 21 Publishing Ltd and City Magazines Ltd., p. 51
Age 22; birthdate 20th JuneThunderbird Six Press facts sheet, 1967
Spells name Tin-TinAll Theydon and Jennison novels
Jeff regards Tin-Tin as the daughter he always wantedTheydon, John (1966), Calling Thunderbirds. Titan Books Ltd. p.18. ISBN 1-85286-161-4
A graceful combination of brains and beauty, Tin Tin (q.v.) has a clear mathematical mind that shows signs of intelligence and imagination. A modest person, though not shy, but can be a little reserved when meeting strangers. A comforting personality who always manages to see the bright side of things.(1967), “Graphology - The Tracys Write Character,” Lady Penelope Annual . Century 21 Publishing Ltd. pp. 36-37.
Tin-Tin (q.v.) is of oriental, mysterious origin.de Klerk, Theo, “Thunderbirds All Series Guide,” Supermarionation is Go #10, Spring 1984.
Tin-Tin (q.v.) has been around the Tracy family since an early age and developed a love for machinery during those formative years. Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Able to strip and service the rescue equipment, some of which she has redesigned and repaired. Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
She poses as Jeff’s secretary as her ‘cover story’Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Brave and charming and totally in love with the irresponsible Alan, overlooking his faults.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Almost as fine a cook as her father and Grandma Tracy.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Jeff paid all of her fees for college and then sent her to European finishing schools to complete her education.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Whilst returning to Tracy Island, she became one of the very first people to be rescued by the Thunderbirds.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Loves water sports, most especially skiing.Peel, John (1988) Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson . "Tin Tin," Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Tin Tin (q.v.), aged 22(1992), The Official Thunderbirds Annual . Grandreams, Ltd./ITC Entertainment Group. ISBN 0-86227-953-4.
Jeff meets Kyrano and Tin Tin (q.v.) for the first time when his plane crashes in the Malaysian jungle after the death of his wife, only a few years before IR is launched.Fennell, Alan, "The Complete Thunderbirds Story,” Thunderbirds: The Comic #35-79, 1991 - 1993, Fleetway Editions, Ltd., ITC Entertainment Group, Ltd.
Tin-Tin (q.v.) Kyrano was born 20th June 2043.Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 60. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Her name comes from the Malaysian word for sweet. [Editor's Note: this source says "comes from" rather than that it is the word for sweet. However, the words for sweet in Malay are 'manis' and 'gula.']Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds. Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 60. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Spells her name as Tin-TinLevene, Lesley, Editor (2000), Thunderbirds Annual 2001 . Carlton Books Ltd. p. 18.
‘Special duties: scientific assistant’Levene, Lesley, Editor (2000), Thunderbirds Annual 2001 . Carlton Books Ltd. p. 18.
Tin-Tin (q.v.) - Kyrano's daughter and assistant to Brains. Age 22The Thunderbirds Information Sheet. This document provides definitive proof of the official birth order of the Tracy boys. It was mailed directly from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's office to fans who wrote in requesting information about International Rescue. The document we have (see menu to the left, "TB Info Sheet"): a picture of it was sent originally to Peter Singleton on April 4, 1966. It was signed by Una, Gerry Anderson's secretary, on his behalf. Pete Singleton shared it with Stephen La Riviere (TB 1965), who shared it with TICipedia webmistress Jaimi Sorrell on June 10, 2017 (and later publicly as well on the TB 1965 Facebook page).
Reply from 'Lady Penelope' to letter from reader gives her age as 22.Dutch source: TV2000 comic Jan 21st 1967
Profile of Alan, age 19Dutch source: TV2000 comic Feb 25th 1967
Profile of Tin-Tin (q.v.), age 22Dutch source: Albert Heijn Margarine leaflets 1967
*Editor’s note: Several sources, including Malaysian/English dictionaries and the Internet, have been checked, and none say that ‘Tin Tin’ spelled in any manner means sweet’, or indeed has any meaning in Malaysian at all. See above note on the Bentley usage for more.Internet, Malaysian/English dictionaries (online and hard copy)
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