Pod 234: How Military News Inspired Thunderbirds with Peter Caddick-Adams - The Gerry Anderson Podcast

Episode 234

Pod 234: How Military News Inspired Thunderbirds with Peter Caddick-Adams

Building hope out of tragedy! Gerry Anderson served in the military and lost his brother Lionel in World War II. But Lionel was never forgotten and served as the inspiration for the pilots of shows like Thunderbirds. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams and Jamie Anderson discuss how Gerry's frustration with military life led to the creation of fictional para-military organisations where the mission was always to save lives!

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37:47 Peter Caddick-Adams - Part One

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1:02:58 The Randomiser printout has Chris Dale ordering coffee!

1:27:03 Wrapping things up!

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Jamie Anderson

Producer, writer and director. CEO of Anderson Entertainment. Son of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Space: 1999 creator - the late Gerry Anderson.
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Chris Dale

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Richard James

Playing Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's last live action series 'Space Precinct' clearly wasn't enough to put Richard off the worlds of Gerry Anderson!

As well as co-hosting the Gerry Anderson Podcast and the almost-monthly Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and Youtube broadcast, FabLive, Richard has also taken parts in the audio series 'Terrahawks' and the pilot minisode for the forthcoming 'Gerry Anderson's Firestorm'.