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FILMED IN SUPERMARIONATION:

THE BOOK

By Stephen La Rivière

Film historian Stephen La Rivière takes you behind-the-scenes and covers every aspect of the creation and production of such television shows as Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, The Secret Service and Joe 90. The book also covers the Anderson's efforts from the beginning including Torchy and Four Feather Falls. This slipcased book is packed with hundreds of never-before-seen production photos, artwork, and illustrations - making this the definitive book on the subject.

FILMED IN SUPERMARIONATION:

THE DOCUMENTARY

Directed by Stephen La Rivière

This is the definitive documentary telling the story of the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and deployed in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds.

Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Rivière and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves, Filmed in Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions.

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CENTURY 21, SLOUGH:

DOCUMENTARY

 

Directed by Stephen La Rivière & Andrew T Smith

A draughty warehose on the Slough Trading Estate in the 1960s: what could possibly be special about such a place?

The former studios of iconic series such as Stingray, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, The Secret Service, UFO, and most famously Thunderbirds are revisited one final time by the people who helped create them before their demolition.

Original puppets and models from the series are returned to their former home as DAVID ELLIOT (Director), MARY TURNER (Puppeteer), DEE ANDERSON (Daughter of Sylvia Anderson), ALAN SHUBROOK (Model Maker), DAVID LANE (Director/Producer) and Academy Award winner BRIAN JOHNSON (Special Effects) reminisce over the production of some of the most magical and impressive television and film achievements, with the aid of rare archive footage and photographs - some seen here for the first time!

See also the final piece of Supermarionation filmed in the original building as David Elliott returns to the director’s chair and Mary Turner climbs the puppet bridge once again...

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