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Gerry Anderson Day 2024 – Everything You Need To Know!

There’s less than a week to go for this year’s Gerry Anderson Day (April 14th)! Every year on this date, we celebrate the life and legacy of Gerry Anderson and his incredible filmography of classic television and film productions. This year’s wider theme is welcoming new fans, and to achieve that, we’re offering a plethora of classic Anderson content across our online platforms for any new Anderfans to enjoy.

Here’s a rundown of what Anderfans new and old can experience on the day itself!

Broadcast, Primers & UFO

Throughout Gerry Anderson Day 2024, you’ll be able to enjoy a repeating 12-hour broadcast of classic material on our YouTube channel. Wherever you are in the world, you’ll be able to tune into this live digital broadcast, which will be shown twice from 7 AM BST on the April 14th. The broadcast itself will consist of classic episodes, documentaries and more from across Gerry’s eclectic career from puppetry to live-action and beyond.

In-between both showings of the broadcast, our regular online host Jack Knoll will be hosting a separate live stream with Jamie Anderson, which will include our first ever Anderson Online Preview. This will include exclusive teasers of some exciting upcoming releases from Anderson Entertainment. You’ll be able to enjoy this interactive livestream from 7 PM BST.

However, the classic broadcast won’t just be showcasing older material! Within the show will be a brand new audio UFO story called ‘Satellite Scare’, read by Nicholas Briggs, of Big Finish fame. A new instalment in Chris Dale’s popular Gerry Anderson Primers will also be featured within the livestream, this time focusing on Gerry Anderson’s entire career, offering fans comprehensive insights into Gerry’s life and worlds.

We’ll be highlighting all that’s going on for Gerry Anderson Day across our social media channels, so you won’t miss the opportunity to dive in on the day itself!

Podcasts, YouTube & Free Episodes

Alongside all of this free upcoming material, we at Anderson Entertainment offer even more ways to experience Gerry Anderson’s worlds, free of charge. With this year’s wider theme of welcoming new fans in mind, you have a huge amount of options for discovering more about Gerry Anderson!

If you’re new to Gerry Anderson and are interested in knowing more about his work, or are just keen to refresh your memories of watching these classic series, then our Anderson Primers make an excellent starting point. Bitesize in lengths yet in-depth in details, we have Primers covering each of Gerry’s TV shows and films.

You can always learn more about Gerry’s life and worlds by listening to the Gerry Anderson Podcast. Hosted by Gerry’s son and Anderson Entertainment’s Managing Director Jamie Anderson, writer/actor Richard James, along with Chris Dale on the ever-present Randomiser, the Gerry Anderson Podcast has been keeping listeners and Anderfans entertained since 2018 with over 300 episodes so far! The podcast is jam-packed with news, retrospectives, guest interviews and more.

If all of that wasn’t enough, we even have an abundance of classic Gerry Anderson episodes for you to enjoy – entirely for free! You can dive into the worlds of Terrahawks, Space Precinct or New Captain Scarlet over on our YouTube channel, and if watching classic episodes of Terrahawks proves particularly enjoyable, we have a further selection of episodes taken from the series’ Big Finish audio revival. Away from classic TV episodes, our selection of free audio episodes stretches even further with free audiobook narrations of classic stories taken from various Thunderbirds, Supercar, and UFO annuals of the 60s/70s. There’s plenty more to explore and enjoy across our online platforms!

Join us on April 14th for one of the most special days in the Gerry Anderson calendar. This year promises to be a Gerry Anderson Day full of fun and surprises for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a long-serving Anderfan or someone who’s new to the worlds of Gerry Anderson. Amidst all of the forthcoming day’s celebrations, there’s also our upcoming musical extravaganza Stand By for Action 2: Tunes of Danger and our epic multi-platform storyline Stingray: Deadly Uprising to look forward to.

Stand by for Gerry Anderson Day 2024!

Written by
Fred McNamara

Atomic-powered writer/editor. Website editor at Official Gerry Anderson. Author of Flaming Thunderbolts: The Definitive Story of Terrahawks. Also runs Gerry Anderson comic book blog Sequential 21.

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