Anderson Mania - New Thunderbirds and Stamps

11th January 2011

Gerry Anderson appeared on The One Show to mark to the launch of the new Royal Mail stamps celebrating his life's work

Gerry Anderson today confirmed to Fanderson that he has finalised a deal to make a new series of Thunderbirds.

Details at this early stage are thin on the ground, with Gerry revealing that he has signed a non-disclosure agreement for the time being. Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live this afternoon he said:

"I don't want to sound conceited, but because I'm going to make it...I'm confident that it will be a smash hit!"

Listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer (begins playing at 1hr 27minutes)

David Graham, the voice of Parker in Thunderbirds, on Tuesday night's The One Show

The announcement caps a frenetic couple of days for Gerry, who was today busy promoting the launch of a prestigious set of Royal Mail stamps commemorating his work in film and television. The launch received widespread media coverage across the day, culminating in a pre-recorded five minute slot on the BBC's The One Show, which was filmed the previous day. As well as giving a quick summary of his career, the sequence featured a contribution from voice artist David Graham (the voice of Parker), behind-the-scenes clips from the making of Thunderbirds and a full-size working replica of FAB1.

Gerry also managed to squeeze in a signing session at The Stamp Centre in central London, where a range of exclusive first day covers complementing the stamps were also launched.

These are certainly exciting times to be a fan!

A few media spots from the day...

Yahoo UK News - Gerry Anderson stamp set released
Telegraph - King Arthur and Thunderbirds - new Royal Mail stamps of 2011
The Express - Thunderbirds 'Motion' Stamps are FAB!
BBC Berkshire - Slough children launch Thunderbirds anniversary stamps
The Metro - New Thunderbirds-themed stamps unveiled
The Sun - Thunderbirds are Licked
DigitalSpy - Royal Mail unveils 'Thunderbirds' stamps

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