Nicholas Parsons has died


Fanderson is saddened to hear of the death of Nicholas Parsons at the age of 96.

Nicholas was famous among Anderson fans for voicing Sheriff Tex Tucker and radio operator Dan Morse in Four Feather Falls in the early 1960s, where he performed alongside his then-wife Denise Bryer, who later went on to work on Terrahawks.

However, he found much wider appeal and ultimate cult status as the host of BBC Radio 4’s panel game Just a Minute, a role that he filled from its inception in 1967 through to his death, as well as the TV quiz show Sale of the Century, which ran throughout the 1970s. He was also a regular guest on The Benny Hill Show and starred in the memorable Doctor Who story The Cure of Fenric in 1989.

Nicholas was an enthusiastic supporter of Fanderson events and was always happy to discuss his associations with the Anderson productions.

His family and friends are in our thoughts.

Fanderson’s summer sale is here!


Four Feather Falls soundtrack CD
Supercar soundtrack CD
Fireball XL5 soundtrack CD
The Secret Service soundtrack CD
  • Big discounts on selected soundtrack CDs of 30% to 40%
  • Savings on greetings cards too
  • Items available exclusively to Fanderson members


Spring is here at long last, and here at Fanderson we’ve decided to hold a summer sale on some of our amazing soundtrack CDs. There are massive savings to be made of roughly 30% to 40% on the following titles:
  • Four Feather Falls
  • Supercar
  • Fireball XL5
  • The Secret Service

Each release features fully restored episodic music suites, and comes with lavish booklets featuring episode notes, song lyrics and information about Barry Gray’s original recording sessions.

Throughout the summer these CDs can all be bought for the following prices, dependent on your location:
  • UK £10.00
  • Europe £11.75
  • RW £ 12.75

See our full list of soundtrack CDs


We have also reduced the price of both sets of greetings cards to:

  • UK £3.50
  • E £4.75
  • RW £5.75

See our greetings cards


Remember, Fanderson sales items are available exclusively to club members.

You can join the club today and gain access these plus many more wonderful products, including our lavish Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet soundtrack releases.

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Nicholas Parsons to appear at The Future is Fantastic!

The Future is Fantastic!Fanderson is delighted to announce that Nicholas Parsons has agreed to be appear at The Future is Fantastic!, Fanderson’s eagerly-awaited convention in October. This raises the number of confirmed guests to 12 – and we can confirm that there are more to come!

Nicholas wrote his name into the Gerry Anderson canon when he was cast as the voice of Sheriff Tex Tucker in Four Feather Falls. The hero of the show, Nicholas’s character Tex kept the peace in the eponymous small town in Kansas, with the aid of four magic feathers which allowed his dog and horse to talk, and his guns to swivel and fire by themselves!

Four Feather Falls is of course just a tiny part of Nicholas’s long career in television, radio and theatre, and he is perhaps best remembered for his role as gameshow host on the hugely popular Sale of the Century.

is an English radio and television presenter and actor. His long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as “the ultimate quiz show host” because of “(his) geniality, clarity of diction and the speed with which he rattled through questions

We’re looking forward to welcoming Nicholas to the convention and hope you’ll have lots of great questions to put to him – either on stage or in the bar afterwards.

The Future is Fantastic will take place over the weekend of 2nd to the 4th October 2015 at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead.

The current full guest list is:

  • Matt Zimmerman
  • David Graham
  • Shane and Sheila Rimmer
  • Mike Noble
  • Terry Adlam
  • Steve Woodcock
  • Judy Preece
  • Gary Tomkins
  • Alan Shubrook
  • Nicholas Parsons

 Keep watching this website for further guest announcements! In the meantime you can: