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Pod 26: Crispin Merrell (Part Two) on New Captain Scarlet

Crispin Merrell is a fantastic composer who worked with Gerry Anderson on his final three television projects: Space Precinct, Lavender Castle and New Captain Scarlet. In the second part of his interview, Crispin talks about Lavender Castle, New Captain Scarlet and beyond. Add in the usual mix of news, listener emails and you've got the Gerry Anderson Podcast. And this week Chris joins Richard and Jamie in person! Thanks to Chris Dale for undertaking the interview with Crispin!


Pod 25: Crispin Merrell (Part One) on Space Precinct

Crispin Merrell is a fantastic composer who worked with Gerry Anderson on his final three television projects: Space Precinct, Lavender Castle and New Captain Scarlet. In the first part of his interview, Crispin talks about how he came to work for Gerry Anderson, and the process of creating the theme and incidental music for the series. Add in the usual mix of news, listener emails and you've got the Gerry Anderson Podcast. Oh, and a nice surprise for Chris on the randomiser! Thanks to...


Pod 24: Remembering TV21 Comic Artist Mike Noble

Mike Noble was a master of 1960s and 1970s comic artwork - being a prolific creator of the pages of Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and Zero-X that thrilled over a million readers a week. You may not have seen him credited, but you will know (and likely love) his work. Mike passed away a couple of weeks ago, so we wanted to run a short archive piece from 2017 that we recorded with Mike in recognition of his enormous contribution to the extended Gerry Anderson universe. But it's a happy...


Pod 23: Voice of Doctor Who's Daleks - Nicholas Briggs

Nicholas Briggs (or Nick Briggs as we know him) is the voice of the Daleks from Doctor Who, and executive producer at Big Finish Productions. He's also a lifelong Gerry Anderson fan. We cover Nick's first experience with Gerry Anderson shows - Supercar - back in the early 1960s, through Firesball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Secret Service, UFO and Space:1999. We even cover what Nick's mum thought of Thunderbirds. Richard gives he vocal cords (and your ears) a...


Pod 22: Thunderbirds' Parker at the Pub

Parker... one of the most iconic characters of all of the Gerry Anderson series, voiced by the inimitable David Graham. Well, finally, the birthplace of Parker's voice has recognised the historic story with a plaque unveiled at the ancient pub in Cookham, Berkshire. So, stand by for some interviews from the pub, news, listener emails, an epic Randomiser from Chris and a gift... sort of... from Richard. But you'll have to listen right to the end for that one. Listener discretion is...


Pod 21: Gerry Anderson's Firestorm part 2 - premiere panel plus interviews

This week you get to hear from the team behind Gerry Anderson's Firestorm including excerpts from the MCM Comic Con Premiere panel with Steve Begg, Mike Tucker, Jamie Anderson, Andrew James Spooner, Naoko Mori, Gethin Anthony and Nicholas Briggs! Plus the usual news, a randomiser (please no more Joe 90!) and a special solo from Richard James - stay tuned until the end to find out more!


Pod 20: Gerry Anderson's Firestorm Premiere

This week saw the premiere of the pilot minisode of Gerry Anderson's Firestorm which you can watch now at With a rather unusual interview section this week because Jamie had the flu and then ran out of time to finish the documentary. More on that in Pod 21! But don't worry - Richard and Jamie (who's sounding rather rough) are still here for the usual news, listener emails, 'banter' and Chris is here with a fun randomiser.


Pod 19: Puppeteering as a career with Andrew James Spooner

Andrew James Spooner is a puppeteer, actor and voice artist who began his career working with Jim Henson's puppet workshop. Most recently, Andrew was puppet coordinator on Gerry Anderson's Firestorm - the minisode of which premieres this coming Saturday 27th October at MCM Comic Con and online at Throw in some listener emails, Gerry Anderson news and the randomiser, and you've got Pod 19 of the Gerry Anderson Podcast!


Pod 18: David Quantick on Thunderbirds, Joe 90 and much more!

is an Emmy-Award-winning English journalist, radio and screen writer, and critic who specialises in music and comedy. He has collaborated with comics and writers such as Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci (as co-writer for On the Hour, Blue Jam and Veep) and Harry Hill as a writer for TV Burp. David shares his memories and analysis of Gerry Anderson shows including Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 - a mixture of fond memories and gentle mockery including some of David's thoughts on...


Pod 17: The Science of Space 1999 with Phil Plait (BadAstronomer)

Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer on Twitter) is an astronomer, sceptic, science writer and highly-qualified nerd. He has written two books, Bad Astronomy and Death from the Skies. He has also appeared in several science documentaries, including Phil Plait's Bad Universe on the Discovery Channel. Phil grew up watching and loving science fiction, which he credits with nurturing his interest in science and helping to get him to where he is today. In an extended chat with Jamie, Phil talks about...


Pod 16: Mike Tucker on Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Firestorm

Mike Tucker is a highly experienced model FX supervisor who has worked on everything from Doctor Who and Red Dwarf to Last of the Summer Wine and Casualty! Mike reminisces about his early days watching Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Doctor Who and how that led him into a career in model FX working on Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, and now Gerry Anderson's Firestorm. Plus the usual mix of listener emails, a huge slice of Anderson news, and surely it'll be another great week for the Randomiser?


Pod 15: Thunderbirds' Scott Tracy aka Shane Rimmer extended interview

Scott Tracy, pilot of Thunderbird 1, is probably one of the best-known and loved characters of any Gerry Anderson series, and a key part to that success is down to his voice - provided by the inimitable Shane Rimmer. This week Jamie and Shane chat through Shane's career - from his early days touring the UK as part of a singing group, through to breaking into acting and his lengthy working relationship with Gerry Anderson. The sixty minute interview is filled with interesting memories and...


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...