Fanderson releases Ed Bishop audio interviews

Ed Bishop interviews on CDFanderson is very pleased to announce the release of two fascinating audio interviews with Ed Bishop, the man behind UFO’s Commander Straker!

With his timeless and unique voice, Ed Bishop was one of the key ingredients which made Gerry Anderson’s UFO one of the finest television series ever made. Now, in these two interviews recorded nearly 30 years ago, Ed relates his memories of his role as Commander Straker, his co-stars, working for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and more importantly the story of THAT wig! Hear also, in his own words the story of his early career, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Doppelganger, The Protectors and much more.

The interviews were recorded on Saturday 18th February 1989 at the Whitgift Film Theatre, Grimsby and on Saturday 7th July 1990 at the Central Library Film Theatre, Scunthorpe.

This is a must for every UFO fan and, for that matter, anyone with a fondness for one of TV’s consummate professionals and all-round nice guys.

The two disc set is available exclusively to Fanderson club members and is priced as follows:

  • UK £9.75
  • E £11.50
  • RW £12.50

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Original Captain Scarlet mini albums now on sale!

Captain Scarlet mini album - Big Ben Strikes Again Captain Scarlet mini album Flight 104 Captain Scarlet mini-album Special Assignment

  • Specially recorded versions of 3 Captain Scarlet episodes
  • Special narration from Captain Blue

Around fifteen years ago Fanderson released two special mini albums containing four Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons episodes that had previously never been released.

What made them unique was they had been given the ‘mini album treatment’, and contained specially recorded narration by Captain Blue voice artist, Ed Bishop.

Ralph Titterton selected the episodes whilst Cathy Ford and Ros Connors took the scripts and wrote the linking dialogue. The recordings took place at TVS Studios Maidstone in September 1993.

The first two stories, Manhunt and Model Spy were released by Fanderson in 1999 under the title The Manhunt For Captain Black. A second release including Big Ben Strikes Again and The Heart Of New York appeared on the CD The Power Of The Mysterons.

Four other titles were recorded but never released as the club focused on developing its range of highly successful soundtrack albums, the most recent of which is the hugely popular Thunderbirds 50th anniversary 4-disc set.

We have received several requests to re-release the first four Captain Scarlet episodes. Rather than do that, we thought we would take the opportunity to incorporate two of the previously unreleased stories, Flight 104 and Special Assignment, together with Big Ben Strikes Again into a new set. This will form the first of a special range of Captain Scarlet mini albums.

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Archive Anderson interviews on sale for first time

Blast from the Past Productions (run by Jeff Smart and Chris Drake) has released a series of fascinating audio interviews featuring Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson and Ed Bishop.

The archive interviews, conducted in the early 1990s by Chris Drake, have never been released before. Now they have been been brought to the ears of fans in lovely TV21-inspired packaging.

Volumes 1 and 2 go on general sale on 15th June, but you can pre-order your copy now on ebay.

Alternatively you can email for more information.

The discs cost £7.00 each, with post and packing £2.00 (£4.00 overseas). More discs will be released in the coming months, and will build towards a really collectible set.Blast From the Past