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What Made Thunderbirds Go!: The Authorized Biography of Gerry Anderson (2002 Hardback)


£25.00

Very good condition used 2002 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by BBC Worldwide Ltd, London.
Author: Simon Archer and Marcus Hearn.
ISBN: 00563534818.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 35mm d.

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What Made Thunderbirds Go!: The Authorized Biography of Gerry Anderson

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 2002 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by BBC Worldwide Ltd, London.
Author: Simon Archer and Marcus Hearn.
ISBN: 00563534818.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 35mm d.

Intact clean condition dust jacket with some creasing to edges, slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. DJ over very good condition black boards. 288 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with 14 pages of b&w/ colour photo illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly rubbed/sunned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of What Made Thunderbirds Go!: The Authorized Biography of Gerry Anderson:

”Gerry Anderson created “Thunderbirds,” “Captain Scarlet,” “Stingray,” and “Fireball XL5.” This biography recounts the triumphs and disasters in the life of a man who works incessantly on new ideas and projects–the man who changed children’s TV forever.

Gerry Anderson’s television programmes are household names – but his early life didn’t relate to the futuristic sophistication that later became his signature. From an unhappy childhood in an impoverished family, it took tremendous determination to launch himself as the pioneering star of 1960s television that he was later recognised to be.

The Gerry Anderson fan club has thousands of members across the world and ‘Thunderbirds’ is still regularly shown in countries such as Australia, Japan, Belgium and the United Kingdom. This authorised biography is essential reading for every fan of this great innovator and his shows.

Discover the secrets behind the production of all Gerry’s programmes. Special effects from explosions to lip-sync are explained, and the phenomenal growth of the Anderson empire charted. With detailed information on the technical breakthroughs that were made during the production of each show, the book gives the full background to the series that hooked generations of children.

This is the definitive biography of a remarkable man.”