Fifty years after the Tracy brothers and Lady Penelope first hit TV screens, Thunderbirds returns in a new guise this weekend.Read the full story ›
The first glimpse of the new Thunderbird 1 has been unveiled to fans as the much-loved series is due to make a comeback to British TV screens as it airs on ITV next year.
Thunderbirds Are Go! will feature original and new cast members including David Graham from series 1, who will revive his role as chauffeur Parker.
Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope, while Kayvan Novak - from Channel 4's Facejacker - plays inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game Of Thrones will be John Tracy.
While the original series, launched by the late Gerry Anderson in 1965, featured puppets the new version will mix CGI animation with live action sets.
Rosamund Pike and David Graham will feature in the new Thunderbirds TV series.
Pike will play Lady Penelope and Graham will return as her driver Parker.
Graham drove Lady Penelope's pink Rolls-Royce when he voiced chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker in the original 1965 series.
Thunderbirds Are Go! will be broadcast on ITV in 2015, 50 years after the cult show featuring the exploits of International Rescue first went on air.
50 years after it went off air, cult TV series Thunderbirds is set to return to our TV screens with new series in 2015.Read the full story ›
The funeral is taking place today of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson.
Mourners have gathered in Caversham to pay tribute to Mr Anderson who died at the age of 83-year-old last month.
A replica of Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce has arrived at the service.
Anderson, 83, died on Wednesday after suffering from dementia. You can read the tributes to him here.
"People can always sing the (Thunderbirds) theme tune or start walking around like puppets," the chairman of the Gerry Anderson appreciation society Fanderson has said, discussing the impact of his idol's most celebrated work.
Nick Williams told ITV News that Anderson's celebrated shows had a huge influence on both the TV industry and his widespread audience, even inspiring several generations of aerospace engineers.
You look at Thunderbirds - those puppets were doing things in the 1960s that we've only just invented now.
He [Gerry] was ahead of his time in everything.
Speaking to ITV in 2009, Gerry Anderson said he used humour and action to create television shows that both adults and children could enjoy.
Gerry Anderson, creator of the Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 television shows, has died, his son announced today.Read the full story ›