Actor John Bluthal dies

Fanderson is saddened to hear of the death of actor John Bluthal. Best known to Anderson fans as the voice of the cantankerous Commander Zero in Fireball XL5, Bluthal reached wider fame with his role as Frank Pickle in The Vicar of Dibley.

He was born in Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland (now Ukraine) before emigrating to Melbourne, Australia with his family in 1938 at the age of nine. He later returned to Europe, where he worked extensively in theatre and radio comedy before moving into TV appearances in shows such as Fireball XL5, The Saint and Q. Bluthal’s long-running film and television career stretched from the 1960s up until a role as philosopher Herbert Marcuse in the Coen Brothers film, Hail Caesar!

A tribute will be appearing in FAB magazine shortly.

Fanderson’s summer sale is here!


Four Feather Falls soundtrack CD
Supercar soundtrack CD
Fireball XL5 soundtrack CD
The Secret Service soundtrack CD
  • Big discounts on selected soundtrack CDs of 30% to 40%
  • Savings on greetings cards too
  • Items available exclusively to Fanderson members


Spring is here at long last, and here at Fanderson we’ve decided to hold a summer sale on some of our amazing soundtrack CDs. There are massive savings to be made of roughly 30% to 40% on the following titles:
  • Four Feather Falls
  • Supercar
  • Fireball XL5
  • The Secret Service

Each release features fully restored episodic music suites, and comes with lavish booklets featuring episode notes, song lyrics and information about Barry Gray’s original recording sessions.

Throughout the summer these CDs can all be bought for the following prices, dependent on your location:
  • UK £10.00
  • Europe £11.75
  • RW £ 12.75

See our full list of soundtrack CDs


We have also reduced the price of both sets of greetings cards to:

  • UK £3.50
  • E £4.75
  • RW £5.75

See our greetings cards


Remember, Fanderson sales items are available exclusively to club members.

You can join the club today and gain access these plus many more wonderful products, including our lavish Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet soundtrack releases.

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