Terrahawks: Expect the Unexpected!

Celebrating 30 years of Terrahawks

Expect the UnexpectedOn Saturday 8th October 1983 the latest Gerry Anderson creation hit the UK’s television screens. With a new production team in place, Anderson-Burr’s much-anticipated Terrahawks brought us a new type of puppetry – Supermacromation – and a new generation of fans were introduced to the wonderful, fantastical worlds of Gerry Anderson.

Now, thirty years later, we plan to celebrate this milestone in style at the Holiday Inn hotel, Maidenhead – just up the road from Bray Studios, where Terrahawks was made.

Everyone can join in!

Expect the Unexpected

Fans have told us that, whilst we all like to get together every so often, budgets are tight at the moment. So, this will be a one-day event rather than a full-weekend convention, and we hope that even those on a tight budget can join in. It’ll be the perfect occasion to catch up with friends you have made through Fanderson over the years and meet new ones.

A taster of what to expect…

  • Terrahawks episodes, especially remastered for Fanderson in high definition (HD)
  • self-guided Anderson filming locations tour
  • amazing prize raffle

We also have an incredible range of special guests connected with the making of Terrahawks and other Anderson shows, including:

  • Steven Begg - Special Effects Director
  • John Lee - Terrahawks Modelmaker
  • Judy Preece - Terrahawks Puppeteer
  • Steven Woodcock - Terrahawks Modelmaker
  • Gary Tomkins – Terrahawks Art Director
  • Terry Adlam – Terrahawks Special Effects Technician
  • Mark Woollard – New Captain Scarlet Director

Expect the Unexpected

The latest news, including further guest announcements, will be made here soon. Apart from that,you really ought to…expect the unexpected!

Expect The Unexpected starts at 10:00 on Saturday 12th October and will run into the evening.Tickets are still available to purchase at £65 per person (including evening meal) or as a Day Pass costing £40 (no evening meal included).  This event is open to members and non-members.


For people wishing to stay the night, we have arranged a special rate for double/twin rooms at the Holiday Inn on either Friday 11th or Saturday 12th October of just £65 bed and breakfast. Attendees must quote “Fanderson” when they book to receive the discount. For more information about the hotel visit www.himaidenheadhotel.co.uk.

To book your room at Fanderson’s special rate please call house reservations on 01628 506070 between 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Expect the Unexpected

Please note that whilst you may get an even better room rate online, this will be for a non-refundable booking, whereas we have negotiated the great rate of £65 which is cancellable right up to 12th October, if you find at the last minute that you are unable to attend.

So, what are you waiting for?

Read the terms and conditions of registration below and then:-

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Important Terms And Conditions of Registration

I understand that full payment must be received at the registrations address (24 Bluebell Rise, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 2RR) by 12th September 2013.

I understand that once my registration has been confirmed, all payments are non-refundable.

I understand that once my registration has been confirmed, it is my responsibility to pay the hotel bill for my room and any associated costs upon checkout, or to pay any cancellation costs due to my failure to attend the event.

I understand that the Fanderson committee and/or the hotel reserve the right to decline registration for any reason whatsoever, and that should my application for registration be declined, any registration fees that I have paid will be refunded in full.  I understand that any children in my party are my sole responsibility for the duration of the event, and that the organisers will not make any special arrangements for children of any age. I understand that the event is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

I understand that the organisers will make every effort to provide attendees with the contents of the programme of events as described, but that changes to the programme may be implemented at the organisers’ discretion due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise nearer the date of the event.