UK: Thirty years ago today… Thunderbirds were back!

UK: Thirty years ago today… Thunderbirds were back!

It’s hard to believe now, but the BBC’s purchase of the then 26-year-old Thunderbirds for broadcast in 1991 was so, so significant. It was, of course, the first ever UK network broadcast of the Supermarionation series (until that point, all screenings had been on the regional ITV stations). Many of us were particularly keen to […]

Read Full Post
UK: UFO on Forces TV

UK: UFO on Forces TV

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s UFO is showing again on Forces TV in the UK from 14th September. Times vary daily, but it’s generally being broadcast: weekdays around 22:00, with a repeat the next weekday morning at around 01:45 weekends in a double bill of seemingly random episodes on Saturdays and Sundays around 22:00 You can […]

Read Full Post
40 FAB Years: Are you a survey winner?

40 FAB Years: Are you a survey winner?

Throughout August we ran a membership survey, both to celebrate some of the great things we’ve achieved over our first 40 FAB years, but also to get members’ input to the future of their club. Thanks to everyone who participated, and we’re starting to go through the results now. As an incentive to take part, all […]

Read Full Post
Australia: The Protectors on DVD

Australia: The Protectors on DVD

ViaVision’s recent announcement about their (rather excellent) Space:1999 Blu-ray boxset has rather overshadowed the fact that they also have an (albeit, cut-down) DVD boxset of the series too. They’ve also released The Protectors in a 7-disc DVD set which, as well as Network’s special features of over 1,500 stills (including PR and behind-the-scenes) and promotional material (PDF DVD-ROM […]

Read Full Post
EXTENDED: four special offers for our 40th year

EXTENDED: four special offers for our 40th year

OFFERS EXTENDED: As members are still receiving FAB 98 (due to postal delays) we’ve extended this offer until the end of September. As a special celebratory offer to club members for the whole of August* – our 40th anniversary month – we’re offering a whopping 40% off four popular items of our fantastic, exclusive, merchandise: Space:1999 […]

Read Full Post
UK: Thunderbirds voted #19 TV theme!

UK: Thunderbirds voted #19 TV theme!

Classic FM are asking listeners to vote for their favourite TV theme so that they can present the UK’s Top 50 favourite TV themes of all time! Forget the sweeping strings of the Downton Abbey Suite, the cinematic splendour of the Blue Planet soundtrack, or even the foreboding opening music for The Crown. For Fanderson […]

Read Full Post
NEW! FAB Book of Gerry Anderson… Jigsaw Puzzles

NEW! FAB Book of Gerry Anderson… Jigsaw Puzzles

Now available in the shop to pre-order… Our brand new, 60-page, full colour FAB Book Of Gerry Anderson… Jigsaw Puzzles covers UK products based on The Adventures Of Twizzle, Torchy The Battery Boy, Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, Joe 90, UFO, Space:1999, Terrahawks and Space Precinct, plus a brief […]

Read Full Post
Fanderson Podcast 10: It’s the end of the road!

Fanderson Podcast 10: It’s the end of the road!

Click here for Podcast 10. THIS EPISODE: In a format twist, for our 40th anniversary podcast we’re trying an episode discussion panel. For this first panel, regular host Ros Connors discusses all things Thunderbirds End Of The Road with fans Kirsty Brown and Ian Fryer. If you’d like to take part in a future Podcast panel, email fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com, […]

Read Full Post
40 FAB Years: Since 20th August 1981. By fans, for fans.

40 FAB Years: Since 20th August 1981. By fans, for fans.

Fanderson is 40 years old today! On 20th August 1981, Gerry Anderson invited representatives from the Fanderson 81 convention, plus clubs Anderpup and the Century 21 Appreciation Society, to meet with him at his office at Pinewood Studios, along with his merchandising right-hand-man Keith Shackleton. Together, they pooled their ideas and talents to form the […]

Read Full Post
FAB 98: Winging its way to you!

FAB 98: Winging its way to you!

We’re delighted to report that FAB 98 is now winging its way to hundreds of Fanderson members around the world. Hopefully, for many it should arrive just in time for the club’s 40th anniversary – 20th August 2021. In this issue: Ian Fryer looks at the birth of ITV, and how Noddy led to The […]

Read Full Post