RIP Ralph Titterton

Fanderson members will join together in mourning the passing of Ralph Titterton, who died on Wednesday.

Though not one of the club’s founding members, Ralph was incredibly important during its formative years, creating Fanderson News, being the club’s liaison with Gerry Anderson and ITC and masterminding much of our early merchandise.

More recently, Ralph’s focus has been on curating the Barry Gray archive of music, manuscripts and more, alongside his partner Cathy, and has been an invaluable help in the creation of the club’s critically-acclaimed soundtrack albums.

RIP Ralph.

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 members there is only one contender – Barry Gray’s stirring theme to Thunderbirds!

VOTE NOW! By voting, you will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £500, an iPad or a Sony soundbar.

Voting closes at midnight on 23rd August, and Classic FM will reveal the Top 50 themes written for the small screen in Classic FM’s TV Music Countdown on Monday 30th August.

UPDATE 30th August: Thunderbirds came in at a respectable #19. See the full countdown here.