Gerry Anderson - Sixties City
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Born Gerald Alexander Abrahams on 14th April 1929, Gerry Anderson used his unique imagination, perseverance and resolve to realise his dreams, giving us some of the most wonderful programmes in the history of children's TV and making world-wide household names of many shows including Thunderbirds, Supercar, Captain Scarlet, Joe90, Space 1999, UFO, Four Feather Falls, Stingray and Fireball XL5, to name but a few. His productions have also been responsible for many ingenious innovations, widely used since, in the world of cinematography and marionation. I finally had the pleasure of meeting him and some of his original production staff on Saturday 18th April 1992 during his national 'Thunderbirds' tour and I would like to say that not only was he a creative genius, a gentleman with genuine time for his fans and an extremely entertaining narrator, but also a helluva nice guy!

In early 2010 Gerry was diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer's disease and turned his attentions to promoting awareness of this extremely debilitating condition. His son, Jamie, announced that he had died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday 26th December, 2012, aged 83, only 3 days after UFO star Dolores Mantez also died, following a short illness.

I have found that many sites give conflicting information, even Gerry's official biography! The following production history is, as far as I can ascertain from a fair bit of research, fairly accurate. If you are aware of any documented omissions or inaccuracies, please e-mail me. Linked programme guides are the creation of other authors - please visit their main sites, which are listed on my Links page, for further and more specific information. In most cases, where no direct link is indicated on a particular production, further information may be found on the excellent Fanderson site also listed in my links. For anything to do with Thunderbirds I cannot recommend highly enough 'The Complete Book of Thunderbirds' by Chris Bentley (Carlton Books ISBN 1-84222-092-6) - every Anderson fan should have a copy!
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The Gerry Anderson   Production History

The beginning.... 1946 - 1955

In 1946 Gerry Anderson began as an Assistant Editor at Gainsborough Studios where he worked on 'Caravan', 'Jassy' and 'Snowbound'.
His career was interrupted by National Service but in 1949 he returned to the industry at Pinewood Studios where he worked on
'So Long At
The Fair', 'The Clouded Yellow', 'Never Take No For An Answer', 'South Of Algiers', 'Appointment In London', 'They Who Dare' and 'A Prize Of
Gold' before leaving to work briefly at Polytechnic Films. When this went into liquidation in 1955 he co-founded Pentagon Films, later
to become AP Films, (Anderson Provis Films) with Arthur Provis and some old Polytechnic colleagues.

Gerry Anderson - Sixties City
Gerry Anderson - Sixties City
Note: There are additional items that may be of interest on the various pages which are not necessarily listed. Some 'films' that are compilations of series episodes are not listed, e.g. Mystery Science Theater 3000

1955 to 1966

1955 - You've Never Seen This

1956 - Kelloggs Cereals

1957 - The Adventures of Twizzle

1960 - Torchy the Battery Boy

1960 - Four Feather Falls

1960 - Crossroads to Crime

1960 - Blue Cars Holidays

1962 - Fireball XL5

1963 - Lyons Maid Ice Cream and Ice Lolly Tie-Ins

1964 - Stingray

1964 - Thunderbirds (series 1)

1965 - Concorde

1965 - TV Century 21

1966 - Thunderbirds Are Go

1966 - Thunderbirds ( series 2 )

Stage Shows and Unofficial Productions

1967 to 1977

1966 / 67 - Original Novels

1967 - Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

1967 - Candy and Andy

1967 - Thunderbird 6

1968 - Doppelganger

1968 - Joe 90

1969 - Secret Service

1970 - U.F.O.

1972 - The Protectors

1972 - The Investigator

1975 - Space 1999

1975 - The Day After Tomorrow

c.1977 - Intergalactic Rescue Four

c.1977 - Starcruiser

c.1977 - Ericsson

1977 - Alien Attack

1978 to 2000+

Operation Shockwave - c.1980

Five Star Five - c.1980

Super Space Theatre - 1981

Terrahawks - 1983

T-Force - c.1984

Space Police (Star Laws) - 1986

Dick Spanner - 1987

Royal Bank of Scotland - 1987

Space Police (Star Laws) - 1989

Parker's Day Off - 1990

Calling Elvis - 1991

G.F.I. (Warming Warning) - 1993

Space Precinct - 1994

Thunderbirds U.S.A. - 1994

Lavender Castle - 1996

The 21st Century





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