"With beauty and grace, as swift as can be, watch it flying through the air..."

Supercar is significant in that it was the first AP Films series to be funded by Lew Grade of ATV and ITC fame. With Grade's backing, AP Films was able to expand their crew and continue to perfect their craft. Thanks to his connections, the series was also distributed to the all important American television market via syndication. A big hit on both sides of the pond, the exciting, technology-driven action-adventure stories of Supercar set a template for other Supermarionation series to follow.

FORMAT

The adventures of a fearless test-pilot and his friends with their amazing multi-terrain vehicle, Supercar.

SUPERCAR

Multi-terrain vehicle capable of travelling on land, in and under the sea, in the air and in space. Equipped with Clear-Vu, a device that allows the pilot to see clearly in all weather conditions. Has retractable wings.

 

BLACK ROCK LABORATORY 

Top-secret base of Supercar and the team in the Nevada desert. Is equipped with living-quarters and a fully-fledged laboratory which includes video-communication devices and, most conveniently, roof doors to allow Supercar to arrive and depart.

 

MIKE MERCURY

Voice: Graydon Gould

Chisel-featured, heroic test-pilot with very well developed nose. Quick witted, all-round good guy. Birthday: November 22nd.

 

DOCTOR HORATIO BEAKER

Voice: David Graham

The archetypal scatter-brained boffin from England, with a pronounced hesitant speech pattern. Interested in a wide range of things from art and film-making to building supersonic aircraft. Stubborn, intelligent, and unwittingly the subject of much humour.

 

PROFESSOR RUDOLPH POPKISS 

Voice: George Murcell (Series 1), Cyril Shaps (Series 2)

Kind Austrian scientist who developed Supercar with Doctor Beaker. Enjoys honing his culinary skills; unlike Beaker, Popkiss is happy making toast by using less than 10,000 volts.

JIMMY GIBSON

Voice: Sylvia Thamm/Anderson

Red-haired, 10-year-old younger brother of Bill Gibson. Lives every child’s dream by living at a secret lab, avoiding school.

MITCH

Eeeks: David Graham

Mischievous monkey and companion of Jimmy Gibson.

 

MASTERSPY

Voice: George Murcell, Cyril Shaps (Series 2)

Morbidly obese, eastern-European villain with an array of ill-conceived dastardly plans. An expert at disguise (an eye-patch and fez does the trick!). Ultimate plan is to own Supercar.

 

ZARIN

Voice: David Graham

A bumbling, cowardly sidekick to Masterspy.

 

HARPER

Voice: George Murcell

Odious ex-employee of JFP Electronics who attempts to steal top secret electronic circuits for Supercar. Later carries out other vicious plans with his accomplice, Judd.

 

JUDD

Voice: David Graham

Chain-smoking expert safe-cracker and side-kick to Harper.

 

FELICITY FARNSWORTH

Voice: Sylvia Thamm

Doctor Beaker’s ‘jolly-hocky-sticks’ cousin. Bears an uncanny resemblance to Beaker, except she has more hair and lipstick.

 

BILL GIBSON

Voice: David Graham

Older brother of Jimmy. A man of many talents that seems unable to hold down a job for long. Abandons his brother with a group of strangers at the first opportunity.

SERIES ONE

PRODUCED BY

Gerry Anderson   

DIRECTED BY

Gerry Anderson

David Elliott

Alan Pattillo

Desmond Saunders

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

John Read

 

ART DIRECTOR

Reg Hill

 

DIALOGUE DIRECTION

Sylvia Thamm

 

FROM AN ORIGINAL IDEA BY

Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill

 

MUSIC COMPOSED, ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY

Barry Gray

 

TITLE SONG PERFORMED BY    

Mike Sammes

 

EDITOR     

Gordon Davie

Bill Harris

Desmond Saunders

 

SOUND EDITOR

Archie Ludski

John Peverill

 

CAMERA OEPERATOR

Julien Lugrin

Kumar Soni

 

AVIATION FACILITIES BY

Film Aviation Services Ltd

 

CHARACTER VOICES

David Graham

George Murcell

Graydon Gould

Sylvia Thamm

 

PUPPETS MADE AND OPERATED BY

Christine Glanville

Mary Turner

Roger Woodburn

Eddie Hunter

Yvonne Cutler

Buster Stavordale

Madge Stavordale                                                

                                                                        

WARDROBE

Madge Stavordale

 

SPECIAL EFFECTS

John Read

Roger Woodburn

 

PROPERTY MASTER

Arthur Cripps

 

SCULPTORS

Jack Whitehead

 

MODELS

Bill James

Mastermodels

 

SOUND RECORDING

John Taylor

Jean Taylor

 

CHIEF ELECTRICIAN

Albert Scott

 

ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY

Edwin Astley 

 

Filmed by APF at A.P. Film Studios, Slough.  Sound – Westrex System.  Processing by Kays Laboratories Ltd.  In association with ATV.  Associated TeleVision Ltd.  An ITC Worldwide distribution.

SERIES TWO

 

PRODUCED BY

Gerry Anderson

DIRECTED BY

David Elliott

Alan Pattillo

Desmond Saunders

Bill Harris

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

John Read

 

ART SUPERVISOR

                                           Reg Hill

 

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

                                   David Elliott

 

LIGHTING CAMERAMAN

   Ian Struthers

 

DIALOGUE DIRECTION

Sylvia Anderson

 

FROM AN ORIGINAL IDEA BY

                                 Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill

 

MUSIC COMPOSED, ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY

Barry Gray

 

TITLE SONG PERFORMED BY

The Mike Sammes Singers

 

EDITOR

John Kelly

Gordon Davie 

 

ASSISTANT EDITOR

David Lane

  

SOUND EDITOR

                                               John Peverill

 

CAMERA OPERATOR

Julien Lugrin

Geoff Meldrum

CLAPPER LOADER

Alan Perry

  

PUPPETRY SUPERVISION

Christine Glanville

Mary Turner

 

ART DIRECTOR

                                                 Bob Bell

 

SPECIAL EFFECTS

                                              Derek Meddings

 

CHARACTER VOICES

David Graham

Graydon Gould

Sylvia Anderson

Cyril Shaps

 

PUPPET OPERATORS

                                         Eddie Hunter

Yvonne Cutler

Roger Woodburn

 

SPECIAL EFFECTS ASSISTANT

                              Brian Johncock

 

PROPERTY MASTER

                                        Arthur Cripps

 

SCULPTORS

Jack Whitehead

John Blundall

 

MODELS

                                                         Bill James

 

SOUND RECORDING

                                             John Taylor

Jean Taylor

 

CHIEF ELECTRICIAN

                                             Albert Scott

 

Filmed in Supermarionation by APF at A.P. Film Studios, Slough.  Sound – Westrex System. Processing by Kays Laboratories Ltd.  In Association with ATV.  Associated TeleVision Ltd.  An ITC Worldwide Distribution.

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