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Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Releases from Big Finish!

Big Finish Captain Scarlet audios are on the way! Big Finish Productions in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) today proudly announces a range of very special audio releases to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Gerry Anderson’s 1967 Supermarionation series. The production company and publisher, best known for their audio adaptations of cult hits like Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Prisoner and Terrahawks, is set to produce four Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons releases for September 2017.

Big Finish Captain Scarlet 50th

Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons

A seven-CD special collectors’ limited edition deluxe box set featuring:

  • Five digitally remastered full-cast audio-only stories from 1967:
    – Introducing Captain Scarlet
    – Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons
    – Captain Scarlet is Indestructible
    – Captain Scarlet of Spectrum
    – Captain Scarlet versus Captain Black
  • Eight classic TV stories with special linking material by Ed Bishop (Captain Blue).
  • Music from the series.
  • A brand new 60-minute audio documentary examining the history of this cult TV show.
  • Lavish full-colour packaging, featuring a Spectrum Agents Briefing booklet containing rare archive imagery, Spectrum Personnel Files, production information and more.

Listen to the Big Finish Captain Scarlet Trailer!


Three four-CD audiobook releases of three original 1960s Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Spectrum File novels by John Theydon.

All 16 of these Classic Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons stories will be released for the 50th anniversary of the show’s first transmission on 29th September 2017, and will be produced by Jamie Anderson of Anderson Entertainment.

Nicholas Briggs - Big FinishNicholas Briggs, Executive Producer of Big Finish Productions, says: “As a long-time fan of Gerry Anderson’s work, it’s an absolute thrill for us to be releasing these classic Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons stories for the show’s 50th anniversary. On one of my two encounters with Gerry, I showed him some of our Big Finish CDs. He told me he’d love us to make some audio adventures for his TV shows. Here we are, all these years later, and the lovely people at ITVS GE have given us the go ahead.

Trudi Hayward - ITV StudiosTrudi Hayward, SVP Global Head of Merchandise Kids at ITVS GE who licensed the set says “The original Gerry Anderson shows have stood the test of time and remain firm favourites with fans old and new. The 2017 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a wonderful milestone and we are delighted to be working with Big Finish Productions on these very special audio releases.

Jamie Anderson - Anderson EntertainmentJamie Anderson, Gerry’s son and Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment added, “Thanks to ITVS GE and Big Finish Productions, bringing all of these fantastic stories together for the first time is a really exciting way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dad’s most iconic puppet shows. Spectrum is green for September 2017!

Pre-orders for all four releases are now open. The 50th anniversary collectors’ edition featuring 13 stories and the new documentary can be pre-ordered for just £45, with the three Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons novel audiobooks available for £16.99 each, or a special pre-order price of £40 for all three.

All of the Big Finish Captain Scarlet releases, which will also be available to download, will be available exclusively from Big Finish’s website.


Written by
Andrew Clements

A writer, film maker and self confessed Gerry Anderson fanatic. Free to good home.

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