The Anonymous Widower

Farewell Gerry Anderson

Sadly.the death of Gerry Anderson has been announced.

He will always be remembered for Thunderbirds. Although, Wikipedia doesn’t mention this, I remember seeing the first episode, Trapped in the Sky, in a prime Saturday evening slot and ITV billed it as Gerry Anderson’s first adult program.  Only later did it settle into being a children’s program.

That first episode is one of the best pieces of British television. If it had a problem, it was that it set a standard that was impossible to attain consistently.

December 26, 2012 Posted by | News | , , , , | Leave a comment