UK: Fanderson to sponsor Anderson On Film!

Fanderson is the proud sponsor of the Anderson On Film presentation as part of the Southend Film Festival, enabling fans to enjoy Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s work with other fans this summer… on film!

In this digital world it’s easy to watch programmes on your phone, to stream, or even to watch from DVD or Blu-ray Disc. This year’s Southend Film Festival gives Anderson fans a chance to have that collective experience of watching with fellow fans, thanks to the beauty that is celluloid film!

This year’s programme of Anderson programmes on 29th May 2022 – all on the big screen and all shown from film – includes:

  • Four Feather Falls Trouble In Yellow Gulch and Indian Attack
  • Space:1999 War Games
  • Thunderbirds Pit Of Peril

The popular Southend Film Festival has been running for thirteen years in two parts – as well as the main festival, the Film Festival Fringe encourages various venues around Southend to put on film screenings throughout May. Over 50 films were screened during last year’s festival. The festival’s patrons are actors Ray Winstone, Vicki Michelle and Phil Davis, and you can see more at www.southendfilmfestival.com

When the club announced that Supercelebration would be our last full-weekend convention we offered to help smaller events around the country to ensure fans of Gerry and Sylvia’s work could continue to get together. That help might be financial (such as seed funding to secure a venue, or advertising, or sponsorship) or it might be more practical (such as liaising with guests, or logistical help).

If you need help or support with your Anderson event, please drop us a line at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

UK: The Footage Detectives look at the work of Denise Bryer

Talking Pictures TV is a British free-to-air vintage film and nostalgia television channel. Their regular Footage Detectives slot on 6th March 2022, looks at the life and career of Denise Bryer. Denise was, amongst many others, the voice of Twizzle in The Adventures Of Twizzle, Martha Jones in Four Feather Falls, Mary Falconer in Terrahawks and Dr Julie Sigmund in GFI (of which only one episode is known to have been completed and still exists). Beyond Anderson productions, she voiced Makara in Star Fleet, The Junk Lady in Labyrinth, Kiki the frog in Hector’s House, and more.

In each episode of Footage Detectives, producer/editor (and founder of Talking Pictures TV) Noel Cronin talks all things film with musician and disc jockey Mike Read. Also in the 6th March edition will be a look at Torquay in the 50s/60s, a plea to help Nettlefold Studios and a look at the studios history, viewers’ letters about the Humphries Film Labs short film, viewers’ findings from a No Hiding Place ‘Jigsaw’ and an ‘unknown reel’.

Talking Pictures TV is available in the UK on Freeview 82, Freesat 306, Sky 328 or Virgin Media 445, and they’ve recently launched their Encore streaming service too.

If you know of an Anderson (or Anderson-related) production being broadcast, anywhere in the world, please email details to fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com so we can share the news!

Christmas TV – not EastEnders again!

At a loss for some quality seasonal television from the broadcasters this Christmas? Why not dig out the TVTimes special that we mailed with FAB last year (and again recently for new members)?

Surround yourself with some treats and a little something to wash it all down, then feast out all day on the very best seasonal Gerry and Sylvia Anderson entertainment (and remember, Stingray A Christmas To Remember is just one of the many programmes now available in high definition).

PS – Obviously, but just in case anyone thought otherwise, in the supplement the 40th Anniversary Quiz closed on 31st January 2021, and Six-Five Special offers were valid until 14th February 2021!

30% off in Network’s To Santa promotion

Four Feather Falls, Terrahawks volumes 1, 2 and 3 and Dick Spanner DVDs are all available with 30% off in Network’s To Santa promotion.

Also included, and of interest to Supermarionation fans, is The Adventures Of Rupert Bear complete series DVD. This is the series Mary Turner and John read made for ITC once the Century 21 puppet stages had closed.

Network’s To Santa promotion ends at 16:00 on Thursday 9th December 2021.