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This week in Gerry Anderson news!

By jove! It’s another corking edition of the Gerry Anderson news roundup, wot wot wot?

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Sunday evening, and featured the fourth and final part of an interview with voice artist Marc Silk, and The Protectors on the Randomiser! If you prefer to stick with traditional audio-only rather than our new and improved video format you can still catch it (and all other previous episodes) every week either through our website or via your podcast platform of choice.

Also new this week over on the Gerry Anderson Randomiser Podcast (also available on all podcast platforms) SHADO faced danger from within in the UFO episode Flight Path!

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is coming to Talking Pictures TV from Saturday June 1st! Read more about the upcoming run in a new article here!

Stingray celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and with the cross-media celebration story Deadly Uprising approaching at rate 6 it’s a good time to look back on some of the most notable adventures Stingray had away from the television screen – which you can read all about in a new article here!

The glamourous aristocrat Lady Penelope and her loyal chauffer Parker, she one of International Rescue’s secret agents and he an ex-safecracker with questionable criminal connections, are as iconic to Thunderbirds as the series’ opening countdown! In this week’s Thunderbirds Thursday article, we’re celebrating how her ladyship came to be and how she evolved over the course of the series!

Damaged Goods, the new limited edition First Action Bureau prequel novel signed by author Richard James, is selling fast! Be sure to order your copy asap from the Official Gerry Anderson Store!

Celebrating a birthday this week was UFO actress Antonia Ellis (April 30th), while May 2nd marked the 95th birthdate of Stingray and Thunderbirds voice artist Ray Barrett. Popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Fireball XL5‘s The Robot Freighter Mystery (April 28th 1963), Supercar‘s King Kool (April 29th 1962), New Captain Scarlet‘s Trap for a Rhino (April 30th 2005), UFO‘s Court Martial (May 1st 1971), Stingray‘s Trapped in the Depths (May 2nd 1965), TerrahawksTwo for the Price of One (May 3rd 1986), and the first episode of Dick Spanner The Case of the Human Cannon-Ball part 1 (May 3rd 1987).

Good heavens, old girl! What a lot of news that was. I should think you’ll need another pernod after all that, wot?

Written by
Chris Dale

Writer, editor & voice actor on Big Finish's Doctor Who, Terrahawks, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet audio ranges. Host of the Randomiser on the Gerry Anderson Podcast.

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