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This is five years old, but I only just found it on the tube. A search here failed to produce another similar post, so maybe everyone else missed it too?

Anyway, If you grew up with the original Thunderbirds, then nothing else will do. And that is exactly what these people were trying to recreate.... Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eAR-LGk30I

 

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Cheers Pete,you can never have to much of anything when it comes to Gerry and Sylvia Anderson....I've got a few Thunderbirds episodes on dvd along with the docu Filmed in Supermarionation and a while ago i bought Four Feather Falls on dvd...

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Blimey, is it really five years since they were released?

 

Time don’t half fly when you’re getting old.
 

Graham

 

 

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And, what about the secret service? Another Century 21 production, it didn't make it to all of the ITV regions. 

Here's episode 1 which features (among other things) Britannia's and a Spitfire. A gold star if you can identify the former RAF base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcTFHm8VxM

 

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12 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

And, what about the secret service? Another Century 21 production, it didn't make it to all of the ITV regions. 

Apparently it was shown on Australian TV in 1972 on Saturday mornings. Don't ever recall seeing this one and it is not on Region 4 DVD.

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19 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

And, what about the secret service? Another Century 21 production, it didn't make it to all of the ITV regions. 

Here's episode 1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcTFHm8VxM

 

To be fair, it was jolly awful

 

Graham

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On 6/8/2020 at 9:54 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

And, what about the secret service? Another Century 21 production, it didn't make it to all of the ITV regions. 

Here's episode 1 which features (among other things) Britannia's and a Spitfire. A gold star if you can identify the former RAF base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcTFHm8VxM

 

For some reason I’ve just watched that. It’s even worse than I remember.

 

What on Earth was Gerry smoking when he came up with that idea?

 

Graham

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On 6/19/2020 at 9:49 PM, GrahamS said:

It’s even worse than I remember.

I'd never heard of that series before (cheers Pete,have to watch the rest that's on YouTube),one thing i noticed though is the acting's a lot better than some recent so called  blockbusters.....

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I did read once that when it was known that Patrick Troughton was leaving Doctor Who, Stanley Unwin wrote to the producers suggesting himself for the part, playing it as his comedy persona complete with Unwinese. The producers politely declined.

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Didn't recall that series before, seriously bizarre, what a mess as the use of puppets for both sizes of characters mixed with live action etc must have been confusing. 

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I remember seeing Thundrebirds on a local Chicago(WGN-TV Channel 9) station back in the early 60s. Didn't they also produce Supercar? It was great fun for a kid like me from 6-9 or so. I wish them luck in their new effort.

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Picked up The Haynes Manual on Thunderbirds from The Works online a few months back to bring my order up to £30 for free shipping , still in stock for £7.00 -  https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/haynes-manuals/haynes-thunderbirds-manual/9780857338235.html?CAWELAID=720011340002883165&gclid=CjwKCAjw1ej5BRBhEiwAfHyh1OrJoM9kzqfbdqg78dLY5196SnYJjrqe8d35Xf7at21ru9V56KkkrhoCc4IQAvD_BwE

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