The Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson: The Story Behind International Rescue

Author(s): Ian Fryer 

ISBN: 9781781555040
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The amazing story behind the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson SF classics that have thrilled generations.
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  • Incredible colour images from the archives of Fanderson, Gerry Anderson’s official fan club

  • Entertaining, in-depth analysis from noted film and television historian Ian Fryer that sheds new light on classic series such as Thunderbirds, UFO and Space: 1999

  • A fascinating read for fans of the Anderson series and anyone interested in British film and television history

Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO and Space: 1999 – just some of the television series produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson that have thrilled generations of people worldwide from the 1960s right into the 21st century. As the new series Thunderbirds Are Go! updates the exploits of International Rescue for a new era, Ian Fryer, film historian and editor of Gerry Anderson’s official appreciation society magazine, brings an in-depth look into the making of the iconic television shows that inspired it. The background to the making of the ‘Supermarionation’ series, and the live action science fiction classics that followed, is brought to life along with the turbulent times for British filmmaking in which they were made.

A fascinating read for fans of the Anderson puppet and live action series and for anyone interested in film and television history, The Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson will make you look at these classic shows with new eyes.

BOOK ISBN 9781781555040
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 240 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 41 colour illustrations



A lifelong fan of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s work, Ian Fryer is a writer, movie critic and film/television historian as well as editor of FAB, Gerry Anderson’s official fan club magazine. For FAB, he has met and interviewed many key figures involved in the making of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s productions. Fryer has taken his love and encyclopaedic knowledge of film and television history to radio and the printed page, and has also conducted stage interviews with film personalities for England’s National Media Museum and at many film events.