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Video: The making of Thunderbirds

We've had a look through our archive and have found some footage from the making of Thunderbirds:

The children's classic returns to our screens in spring after ITV commissioned a new 26-part series.


Convention for Thunderbirds fans to be held in Leicester

The annual convention for worldwide fans of the man who created cult hits such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett, is going to be held in Leicester.

Lady Penelope and Parker puppets Credit: Andy Butterton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Andercon, in honour of Gerry Anderson MBE, will arrive in the city in June.

The classic children's show Thunderbirds are Go premiered in the Midlands on ATV in 1965.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds.

ITV News Central gets secret access to the Thunderbirds puppets

This weekend thousands of people are expected at RAF Cosford for a convention for fans of programmes such as Thunderbirds and Stingray, which were made by the forerunner of ITV.

Some of the original puppets still survive and are incredibly valuable - a puppet head can sometimes change hands for £40,000.

Our correspondent Mark Gough tracked some of the puppets down to where they are being kept in the Midlands - the condition to filming them was not revealing their location.