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Pod 14: How Mackinnon and Saunders Create our Puppets PLUS Free Terrahawks

Continuing on from Pod 13, hear the brilliant team from Mackinnon and Saunders talk about the development of a brand new generation of Gerry Anderson puppets. We also discuss CGI vs puppetry, and why puppetry is still relevant to a modern kids audience. Plus news, listeners emails, and a trip in a familiar spacecraft for Chris as he picks the next episode from the randomiser. PLUS a FREE Episode of Terrahawks courtesy of Big Finish Productions.


Pod 13: Mackinnon & Saunders - internationally renowned puppet makers

The team at Mackinnon and Saunders have produced puppets for some of the highest profile puppet films and TV shows over the last 20 years including creating stop-motion puppets for Tim Burton and Wes Anderson, they also created the puppets for Gerry Anderson’s 1999 series Lavender Castle. Their work can be regularly seen in commercials and pre-school TV series too. Now the Mackinnon and Saunders team talk about how they first came to work with Gerry Anderson, the appeal of puppetry, and...


Pod 12: Chris Packham [Part 2] on UFO and which series he'd erase forever!

Chris Packham joins us for part 2 of his interview. When we left him last week, Joe 90 had almost driven him away from Gerry Anderson shows forever. But thankfully UFO brought him right back. Chris also has to go through Jamie's quick-fire round choosing which vehicle to have for a day, which character he'd be and which series he'd erase... if he had to. Plus - Firestorm news revealed - see you on 27th October? As usual we also have news, listener emails, the end of this month's...


Pod 11: Chris Packham on Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and hating Joe 90!

Chris Packham is one of the most famous nature broadcasters in the UK - and will be familiar to many for his work on the Really Wild Show, and now on Springwatch, and Autumnwatch on the BBC. Chris’ formative years were spent watching Gerry Anderson shows, and in this two-part interview he shares his memories, thoughts and reflections of Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and (his lack of fondness for) Joe 90. As usual we also have news, listener emails, the end of this month's...


Pod 10: Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and some exclusives from Network Distributing's Tim Beddows

If you own a Gerry Anderson DVD or Blu-ray, chances are they've been put together by Network Distributing. Network are the foremost purveyors of cult TV and film - finding, restoring and putting out cult classics that might otherwise not see the light of day. In this informative chat, Tim Beddows, MD of Network tells us about how they do what they do, why they do it, and what you can expect next from their Gerry Anderson range. Tim also tells us his favourite and least favourite Gerry...


Pod 9: New Captain Scarlet himself Wayne Forester - from Thunderbirds FAB to Firestorm

Wayne Forester began working with Gerry Anderson in the early 1990s. It was the start of a long association which has seen Wayne act and voice a multitude of Gerry Anderson characters - an association that continues today as Wayne joins the team on Gerry Anderson's Firestorm. Lots of lister's emails, with your questions answered - particularly concerning merchandise. We have a special segment on ice lollies (you can't say we don't bring you variety)! Plus the Randomiser, and an important...


Pod 8: BBC News' Lizo Mzimba - why he loves Joe 90! Thunderbirds Beyond the Horizon, UFO articles, and more!

Lizo Mzimba was one of the first journalists to break the news of Gerry Anderson's death in 2012. As a long-time fan of all things Anderson, Lizo talks about his career, his Dinky toy collection, Thunderbirds, Joe 90 - and what he loves about Gerry Anderson shows. We have a bumper crop of lister's emails, with your questions answered. Plus, Jamie has been to see the team behind the Thunderbirds interactive theatrical experience - Thunderbirds Beyond the Horizon, and has a little update on...


Pod 7: Thunderbirds' David Graham - voice of Parker, Brains, Gordon and many more

'Yes m'lady'. Everyone knows Parker from Thunderbirds! But you may not know the man behind the iconic voice - and so many more. David Graham is a veteran voice artist and creator of many of your favourite Supermarionation character voices in Fireball XL5, Supercar, Thunderbirds and beyond. In this extended interview, David tells us about how he got started, how he met Gerry Anderson and a few tidbits about his time on Thunderbirds and other shows. We've also got Space Precinct and Captain...


Pod 6: Gary Numan plus Thunderbirds and Space: 1999 news

Music legend, and the man behind hits like 'Cars' and 'Are Friends Electric?', Gary Numan joins us today. Gary's a huge fan of Gerry Anderson shows and credits them for some of his iconic looks and musical inspiration. Plus that the usual mix of news (and a special offer for podcast listeners), lots of listener emails, your questions answered and the Randomiser. We've got 90 minutes of Gerry Anderson goodness to fill your ears this pod! We'll also find out what happens next... Since...


Pod 5: Doctor Who's Sophie Aldred (Ace), listener emails, more Joe 90, and a way to give back

Doctor Who companion Sophie Aldred reveals her lifelong love of Thunderbirds and all things Gerry Anderson. Including her earliest memories of the show, becoming Scott Tracy for much of her childhood, and how she went on to write her university dissertation on the iconic 60s show. Add to that the usual mix of news, lots of listener emails, your questions answered and the randomiser and we've got 70 minutes of Gerry Anderson goodness to fill your ears. Although it does seem like the...


Pod 4: Lee Sullivan - Thunderbirds, Doctor Who and Transformers comic artist

Lee Sullivan is one of the best-known British comic artists and is responsible for huge volumes of comic art for Doctor Who, Transformers, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and recently Rivers of London. Lee shares his earliest memories of Gerry Anderson viewing, how he got started in comics, talks about his comic heroes and gets through a few beers in this interview. Richard and Jamie also bring you some news, a viewer email, general chat, and some spilling of coffee. Chris Dale rounds of...


Pod 3: Thunderbirds/Doctor Who's Sophia Myles (Part 2), International rescue merch, Firestorm theme and more

You won't want to miss Sophia Myles' interview continuation. We talk more Thunderbirds, casting, acting, and Sophia even decides to interview Jamie for a bit. Richard and Jamie get underway with some news, FAQ's answered and general chat before moving into the second part of our first interview with 2004 Thunderbirds film's Lady Penelope - Sophia Myles. Sophia even asks Jamie about growing up in the Anderson household. After the interview we head into the Randomiser with Chris Dale... but...


Pod 2: Thunderbirds 2004's Sophia Myles (Part 1), Space: 1999 merch, Ed Bishop videos and more

Love it or hate it (you hate it, right?) you're going to love Sophia Myles' candid answers to a whole bunch of questions about *that* Thunderbirds movie from 2004! After a little discussion as to whether this should be Pod 1 or Pod 2 (it's Pod 2), Richard and Jamie get underway with some news, FAQ's answered and general chat before moving into our first interview with 2004 Thunderbirds film's Lady Penelope - Sophia Myles. Sophia talks candidly about her involvement with the film, her views...


Pod 1: The Prequel - An Introductory Episode

To get things started, Richard James and Jamie Anderson introduce you to this brand new Gerry Anderson podcast - explaining what you can expect and how to get involved!