Thunderbirds Are Go watched by over 1 million UK kids

Thunderbirds Are Go

According to the ITV GE Kids July Newsletter, over 1.3m unique kids in the UK have so far watched Thunderbirds Are Go on ITV and CITV. More boys 6-11 have watched Thunderbirds Are Go than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars and Power Rangers for the same age group. In Australia and New Zealand, it was the top-rated show for 5-12 year olds across all channels at the time of launch.

Thunderbirds Are Go is also ready to launch in the Middle East and Israel later in the year. MBC3 will air the series from August. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed MBC as the licensing agent for the market, and Toy Triangle as the master toy partner, with products launching from January 2016.

The series will air on Noga in Israel from December, with toys from Ilanit launching just after the TV broadcast. ITVSGE has appointed LDI as the licensing agent for the region.

Meanwhile, the Tracy Island playset has been listed as one of the ‘Top 10 toys for Christmas’ by Argos, Hamleys and Tesco in the UK. Initial sales of the Thunderbirds Are Go toy range in Australia and New Zealand have proven to be strong. The DVD is also a success, reaching top of the charts at all major retailers according to ITV.

Thunderbirds Are Gp bootcamp

Fans who are signed up to the series official website, will already be aware of the imminent launch the Thunderbirds Are Go: Bootcamp, featuring a host of weekly activities, downloads, videos, fun facts, polls and quizzes to keep fans engaged until the main site returns with episode 14 in autumn 2015. ITV reports 33,000 active users and over half a million page views per month, with an average 7 minute dwell time.

Thunderbirds Are Go! Bag winners revealed

We’ve been celebrating the build up to the launch of Thunderbirds Are Go! with a series of competitions to win some very special promotional bags – and now we can reveal the winners!

Produced specially for Brand Licensing Europe, the black bag carries the series title along with a coloured silhouette of a particular Thunderbirds craft. Inside the bag is an A5 flyer and a costume patch, sealed in silver foil. As well as one lucky winner of each bag, two runners up in each competition won copies of the A5 flier.

Congratulations to all our winners – thanks for taking part!


Thunderbird 5 Bag competition

Question: In its Kepler orbit, Thunderbird 5 can only ‘see’ part of the Earth. How many sister satellites are needed so that International Rescue has total global coverage?

Answer: Three

Bag winner – Gary Davis
Flier winners – Stephen Bray and Eleftherios Sarris


Thunderbird 4 Bag competition

Question: What was Sylvia Anderson’s advice to Nick Tate on being “too Australian” in Space:1999?

 Answer: She didn’t want him to be too Australian as British and American audiences wouldn’t understand him.

Bag winner – Pete Bowman
Flier winners – Sawako Suzuki and Jonathan Baxter


Thunderbird 3 Bag competition

Question: Name one of Graham Bleathman’s unpublished cutaways for the Space Precinct comic

Answer: The Rock or Talon Princess

Bag winner – David Power
Flier winners – Sereena Burton and Nikki Mackay


Thunderbird 2 Bag competition

Question: Captain Scarlet voice artist Francis Matthews worked with Thunderbirds voice artist Peter Dyneley in which episode of The Saint?

Answer: To Kill A Saint

Bag winner – Patrick Berry
Flier winners – Mark Simpson Wedge and Ian Haworth