Nicholas Parsons joins the Special Assignment guest list

Spectrum needs you for a special assignmentWe are very excited to  announce that Nicholas Parsons will be joining the guest list of Special Assignment in October.

Nicholas wrote his name into the Anderson universe when he was cast as the voice of Sheriff Tex Tucker in Four Feather Falls.

The hero of the show, Nicholas’s character Tex kept the peace in the eponymous small town in Kansas, with the aid of four magic feathers which allowed his dog and horse to talk, and his guns to swivel and fire by themselves!

Four Feather Falls is of course just a tiny part of Nicholas’s long career in television, radio and theatre, and he is perhaps best remembered for his role as gameshow host on the hugely popular Sale of the Century.

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Mike Trim confirms attendance at Special Assignment

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We are thrilled to announce that Mike Trim will be attending Special Assignment in October.

A popular figure with fans at conventions, Mike began working for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson as a modelmaker and designer in the final days of Stingray. He then went on to work on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, The Secret Service, and UFO, as well as the Thunderbirds and Doppelganger  feature films.

Having worked closely with Derek Meddings for many years, Mike will be able to offer an invaluable insight into how the Century 21 series were produced. He joins what is already a great list of special guests for what will be Fanderson’s first full-weekend convention in five years:

  • Peter Hitchcock – AP Films projectionist, lip-sync operator and ‘puppet hand’ in his first convention appearance
  • Shane and Sheila Rimmer - Thunderbirds’s Scott Tracy and Captain Scarlet writer
  • David Graham - the man of a thousand voices, including Parker from Thunderbirds
  • Mary Turner – sculptor and puppeteer
  • Graham Bleathman – prolific cut-away artist
  • Mike Noble - TV Century 21 artist
  • Mike Trim – modelmaker and designer
  • Liz Morgan - the voice of Destiny and Rhapsody Angels in Captain Scarlet

…and there will be plenty more announcements coming soon!

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Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Note that Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket. Ticket prices will, however, rise in spring 2017.

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