Gerry Anderson introduced his iconic puppets in the 1960s

Sylvia and Gerry Anderson
Gerry Anderson receiving a television society medal in 1966 with his then-wife Sylvia, who voiced the role of Lady Penelope. Credit: PA/PA Archive
Sylvia and Gerry Anderson
The couple wave Captain Scarlet and his fellow puppets onto a flight at Heathrow in 1968. Credit: PA/PA Archive

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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.