Fanderson Podcast goes Down Under!

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THIS EPISODE: Your host Ros Connors is joined all the way from Australia by Gary Files, best known as the voice of puppets Captain Magenta (Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons), Black Phantom and Captain Foster (Thunderbird 6) and Matthew Harding (The Secret Service) but also numerous other voices in all three Century 21 puppet series, plus a guest spot as Phil Wade in UFO Identified.

Ros also welcomes Mark Anthony Craig, who most club members will know as the winner of Look-in’s 1977 competition to design a space city, but more recently has become known for his model dioramas.

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons clip ©1967 ITC, The Secret Service clip ©1969 ITC, UFO clip ©1970 ITC, licensed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Vote for the Fanderson Podcast!

We hope you’re continuing to enjoy the Fanderson podcasts and, if so, ask you to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards!

Established in 2017, the British Podcast Awards were created to highlight the best podcasts of the year, made for Great Britain. The BPAs welcome all podcast makers to enter: from big brands to bedroom publishers, charities to comedians…

Whilst the winners in most categories will be decided by a panel of judges, anyone can nominate any podcast listed in the Apple Podcasts directory for the Listeners’ Choice award, which is being sponsored by BBC Sounds.

Please vote for the Fanderson Podcast at the Listeners’ Choice page before Sunday 4th July.

NEW! Cereal promotions book and more!

Now available in the Fanderson Shop are four new, exclusive club items:

Click on the links to see more and place your orders!

ITC Entertained The World Podcasts

Fans of the wider ITC catalogue beyond the Anderson productions are sure to be interested in the ITC Entertained The World podcast.

Host Jaz Wiseman is joined by Rodney Marshall and Al Samujh to discuss a single series or film in each issue. Each lasting around an hour, there are 11 in the series already, featuring The Baron, Danger Man, Gideon’s Way, Hammer House Of Horror, Man In A Suitcase, The Persuaders! The SaintStrange ReportThe Zoo Gang and the feature film The Tamarind Seed.

They’re all available from the link above, or you can subscribe at either iTunes or Google podcast store.

Support Lego Ideas Thunderbird 1 too!

Hot on the heels of his Lego Ideas Thunderbird 2 project, Andrew Clark also has Thunderbird 1 awaiting your support.

You can see more and pledge your support by clicking here.

Lego Ideas was set up so that budding Lego set designers could see their design made into sets that we could all buy. Fans can click to support the designs they like and, if a project gets over 10,000 supporters, it goes on to be assessed by the Lego team as a potential set.

Since Lego Ideas was set up in 2010 (as Lego Cuusoo), 35 sets have been produced on a wide range of topics. Andrew Clark has been luckier than most budding designers, as his Doctor Who and The Flintstones sets were both chosen to become reality.

You can see more Anderson designs on the Lego Ideas site.

Enter Fanderson’s FAB 40th Quiz

As members will see with FAB 96, we’re running a competition to be in with a chance of winning a special prize.

  • This competition closed on 31st January 2021.
  • The competition is open to members of Fanderson only.
  • Entries for which the membership name, number and postcode do not match our membership database will be discarded.
  • In the case of any member submitting multiple entries, the last entry only will be included in the draw and the others discarded.
  • Entries with the highest number of correct answers after the closing date will go into a draw to win a ticket to Fanderson’s 40th Anniversary event in 2021.
  • Marks may be given if a member suggests a ‘correct’ answer to a question, albeit not the one the judges are looking for.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The winner’s name and answers will be published in FAB 97.

The Bray Studios Productions auction – 30th November

A huge cache of over 200 models, puppets, photos, toys, document, films, pre-production drawings and much more is to go up for auction on 30th November 2020.

The collection was the property of Anderson Burr employee Julian Bell, who died recently, and includes items from Terrahawks, Dick Spanner and Space Police, plus work for abandoned projects including Strike Force and T-Force.

Whilst a collection of this size and variety comes up very rarely, for many the jewel in the collection with be the original studio Captain Ochre head, from Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons.

You can view the full catalogue in advance of the auction on 30th November, where you can also register for live online bidding.


Silva Screen soundtracks

Whilst Fanderson strives to provide club members with the most complete soundtracks to Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s series, we’re also working with Silva Screen Records to make cut-down versions of the soundtracks available to non-members.

You can find the best deals (that we’re aware of) on our Non-club merchandise page.


That’s not Captain Scarlet. That’s Thunderbirds!

We honestly thought we’d sold our last copy of the 4CD Thunderbirds soundtrack boxset at our Supercelebration convention last year.

So, you can imagine Fanderson Sales’ supremo Stephen Brown’s surprise when, during a bit of lockdown housekeeping at our secure storage unit, he found that a box marked Captain Scarlet CDs actually had Thunderbirds inside! This find means that just 40 lucky club members who were unable to get the album before will now get another chance!

To give anyone who’s interested the chance to hear this great news and count their shekels beforehand, we’ll set them live in the Fanderson Shop on Saturday. Prices will be £39.75 UK, £43.50 Europe, £45.75 rest of the world.

Orders will be restricted to just one copy per member. 

We can’t give an exact time, but it will around lunchtime in the UK. And this time, when they’re gone, they’re gone. Honest!