The Gerry Anderson Podcast
Summary: Richard James and Jamie Anderson host a weekly podcast about Gerry Anderson and his incredible shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space:1999, Terrahawks and many more.
Jake Dudman is an actor and impressionist who shot to fame after uploading his YouTube video of his Matt Smith impression. Jake discusses falling in love with VHS copies of Thunderbirds in the late early 2000s, and the lasting impact that had on his life and career. Plus the usual 'gubbins' like the news, FAB Facts, QuickFire Five, Voice of the Podsterons, and a reprieve from Torchy on the Randomiser. That's the Gerry Anderson Podcast Pod 54!
Recorded live in front of an audience of Podsterons from all over the world - this is our first ever live podcast. Featuring interviews from across the weekend with guests and visitors, this is a live podcast experience. Listen out for voice of Alan Tracy - Matt Zimmerman! Chris, Richard and Jamie took to the stage with all the usual stuff - news, voice of the Podsterons, Quick Fire Five, a special FAB Facts, and a live Randomiser (apologies for the sound quality!).
Impressionist and actor Jon Culshaw is back for Pod 52. We cover UFO, Space:1999, and even a fair bit of Doctor Who too! Plus a rude interruption from a rival podcast, Quick Fire Five, FAB Facts, News, voice of the Podsterons, the Randomiser... it's all there, in this week's Gerry Anderson Podcast!
Jon Culshaw is an impressionist and comedian, best known for his work on Dead Ringers since 2000. He has also voiced a number of characters for ITV shows including 2DTV, Spitting Image and Newzoids. But Jon is also an amateur astronomer and scifi buff with a love of everything Gerry Anderson. As well as Jon's recollections, we have an epic Randomiser, FAB Facts, news and a couple of strange interjections.
Well, here we are. 50 podcasts in to the Gerry Anderson Podcast! To celebrate we're answering 50 questions from you, our lovely Podsterons! We're also joined by Terry Adlam who brings along his *unique* sense of humour and fun to this golden pod. But we've still got the usual stuff - listeners emails, news, FABFacts and the Randomiser. So don your party hat, grab some cake, and join us for this 50th poddiversary celebration!
Peter Holmes was prop master from Captain Scarlet until Space Precinct, and in this archive recording from 1992 he discusses his roles from those early days up to Terrahawks. Peter tells us how he made puppet furniture, small scale trees, and many other items which we all take for granted in many Gerry Anderson shows - but all were an essential part of building those incredible worlds. Plus the usual news, Randomiser, the voice of the Podsterons and a discucssion about human hand bloopers!
Part three of our interview with Mary Anderson is here with even more candid recollections and reflections! This week we cover all of the 1990s through Space Precinct, Lavender Castle, New Captain Scarlet, right up to the end of Gerry's life. Plus a redeeming FAB Facts section, news, voice of the Podsterons and another retro randomiser. It's your usual 90 minutes of fun and frolics from the worlds of Gerry Anderson!
Part two of our interview with Mary Anderson is here with more candid recollections and reflections from Gerry Anderson's widow, also known as Jamie's mum - Mummy A! This week we cover all of the 1980s and early 1990s up to the start of Space Precinct. Plus a rather limp FAB Facts section, news, voice of the Podsterons and a retro randomiser. It's your usual 90 minutes of fun and frolics from the worlds of Gerry Anderson!
This week, Gerry's widow Mary Anderson joins us for the first part of an in-depth 3-part interview. Mary is also Jamie's mum, so you'll certainly get to know Mary, Jamie and Gerry Anderson better by the end of this really interesting interview! Plus we announce plans for Pod 50/our one year anniversary, news, listener emails, a slightly rubbish FAB Fact, a lengthy randomiser and loads of other guff inbetween. Enjoy, Podsterons!
Denise Bryer is best known to Anderson fans as Zelda from Terrahawks, but she began work with Gerry Anderson on Twizzle playing Footso the cat. That makes the longest-serving Anderson actor. Plus news, FAB Facts, Richard shows off a new talent, and Chris may have broken the Randomiser... uh oh! Let's hope he gets it fixed for this edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast.
This week we're bringing you an archive recording from 2014 - a 50th anniversary panel and Q&A session from Andercon 2014 featuring Shane Rimmer, David Graham, Matt Zimmerman, Mary Turner, Judith Shutt and David Elliott. It's a fun piece covering all sorts of stories, questions and answers and more besides. Plus a bumper crop of listener emails, news, a colourful randomiser and all the usual fluff inbetween!
This week we have an archive interview with Special Effects Supervisor Derek Meddings. Derek's miniature FX work on Gerry Anderson shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and UFO, and beyond into the worlds of Superman and James Bond. Richard takes over FAB Facts, Chris enjoys(!) another Randomiser, plus there's all the usual stuff for you to enjoy in Pod 43 of the Gerry Anderson Podcast!
We were shocked to hear that Shane Rimmer passed away on 29 March 2019. This is our tribute to Shane featuring clips, guest appearances, a Shane Rimmer feature, and tweets and Facebook messages from the day he passed away. But it's not all gloomy - we promise some positive stuff along the way, as well as a great Randomiser for 1st April 2019...
Director and writer Dirk Maggs is back once again, this time revealing how he created a 1980s Thunderbirds adventure, wrote an origins story for GFI, and how he wrote a treatment for a previously unknown Gerry Anderson series: Ape Man. We also hear a bit more about Dirk's career, and reflections on the Supermarionation shows and their effect on his life. And, navigating a powercut, there's a special intro from Jamie and Richard, a randomiser, some FAB facts and all the usual goodies!
Dirk Maggs is a freelance writer and director and is principally known for his work in radio, where he evolved radio drama into "Audio Movies". Dirk has been a fan of Gerry Anderson from an early age. In part one of this chat, he talks about Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds - particularly focussing on the sound design and music. Plus listener emails, the ranodmiser, FAB Facts, and some technical issues for our ruby (40th) podcast!