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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (December 16th 2023)

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This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the second part of an interview with actress Sadie Miller! 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) a member of the Paradox crew faced a ghost from the past, in the Lavender Castle episode The Lost Starfighter!

Did Tesco once attempt to help Gerry Anderson achieve A Christmas Miracle? This week’s FAB Fact video has the answer!

This week saw the final recording session of 2023 of the Gerry Anderson Podcast, but Jamie and Richard will be back for more in 2024! We’d love to know what your favourite parts of the Podcast are, who your favourite guests have been, who you’d like to see be interviewed in 2024, and hear any of your suggestions for how we can further improve the Podcast generally! Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Thunderbirds is returning to American and Canadian television! The streaming service World of Wonder has snapped up rights to all 32 episodes of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic 1965 series, which will drop on the platform in the U.S. and Canada on Christmas Eve.

Now shipping from the Official Gerry Anderson Store is The Secrets of the Secret Service, a beautiful softback bookazine that takes an in-depth look at the making of the series, and includes the complete run of Secret Service comic strip adventures! Deep joy.

Speaking of the Official Gerry Anderson Store, UK customers thinking about placing any last minute orders would be advised to do so this weekend if you’re hoping to receive your items before Christmas!

Looking for something Anderson to read or listen to this Christmas? Here’s an article taking a look at our favourite Anderson audio dramas & books of 2023!

Celebrating a December 13th birthday was UFO and Space:1999 actress Anouska Hempel, while Space:1999 star Zienia Merton was posthumously remembered on her December 11th birthday, and popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include the pilot film The Day After Tomorrow (aka Into Infinity) (December 11th 1976), The Secret Service‘s More Haste Less Speed (December 14th 1969), Captain Scarlet‘s Lunarville 7 (December 15th 1967), Fireball XL5‘s Space Pirates (December 16th 1962), and ThunderbirdsOperation Crash-Dive (December 16th 1965) – with the feature film Thunderbirds are Go premiering in London on December 12th 1966!

Attention Marineville! Stand by for more action with another Gerry Anderson news roundup next weekend!

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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