Anderson 'fundamentally changed loads of people's lives'

"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.

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Thunderbirds creator dies

Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space 1999, has died today at the age of 83, his son has confirmed.