This Wednesday, April 14th, is the first International Gerry Anderson Day, celebrating the life and work of legendary TV and film producer Gerry Anderson – and there’s a bumper selection of activities to enjoy!
For starters, you’ll be able to enjoy a special 30-minute bonus edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast – with a very special interactive element! You’ll be able to access that here – but not until Wednesday morning!
If you’re a Britbox subscriber and have been enjoying the selection of Anderson shows there you can also now access Gerry Anderson: The Greatest Episodes – a collection of ten classic episodes featuring newly produced introductions using archive audio interviews with Gerry Anderson himself!
At 17.30 (UK time) there’s a special edition of FAB Live across all our social media platforms worldwide! You can join Jamie Anderson, Richard James and a host of special guests (including Nicholas Briggs, Lee Sullivan, and Jon Culshaw) for ninety minutes of fun and games celebrating the work and worlds of Gerry Anderson.
Immediately after this viewers in the UK only (sorry!) can head over to Network on Air at 19.00 to access a five-hour episode marathon – Gerry Anderson’s Night In! This specially curated collection of classic episodes from Supercar to New Captain Scarlet can be accessed to stream for £4.99, or to keep forever for £6.99! Please note this will require you to have a Network on Air account, so we recommend you set that up before attempting to watch the stream – just to save time!
For those in North America (who won’t be able to access Network’s Night In), Shout Factory TV will be offering a 24-hour marathon of episodes from eight different Anderson shows; Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, Space:1999, and Terrahawks! Will your favorite episode make the cut? Why not tune in and find out?
Speaking of Terrahawks, at 20.00 (UK time) you can also enjoy a 90-minute free streaming marathon of three Terrahawks audio episodes from Big Finish on their Soundcloud page! You’ll also find members of the cast and crew tweeting along with the stream their favourite memories and moments from the making of the audio series!
Finally, viewers in the UK can tune in to Forces TV at 22.00 to see which episode came top in their UFO viewers choice poll!
Phew – and that’s just the things that we know about! Throughout the day we’ll be spreading the word on all our social media platforms as we celebrate the amazing life and legacy of Gerry Anderson – and we’re hoping you’ll all help us with that too!