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Friday, 9 October 2015 - Reported by Marcus

Thunderbirds: A Complete Guide to the Classic Series (Credit: Panini)Fifty years after International Rescue’s first mission, Thunderbirds continues to entertain children and adults all over the world.

Panini Magazines have published a lavish, 116-page ‘bookazine’ celebrating this timeless classic. Writers include former Fanderson chairman Chris Bentley, Andersonic editor Richard Farrell and Thunderbirds author Sam Denham.

Highlights include:

  • A detailed guide to all 32 episodes of the classic series and the original feature films.
  • Previously unpublished interviews with Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson and director of photography Paddy Seale.
  • A tribute to Derek Meddings by BAFTA-winning special effects director Mike Tucker.
  • New interviews with voice artists David Graham, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin and Matt Zimmerman, model-makers Alan Shubrook and Mike Trim, director David Lane and head of merchandising Keith Shackleton.
  • A guide to 1960s Thunderbirds collectables.

...and much more.


Thunderbirds: A Complete Guide to the Classic Series is edited by Marcus Hearn and designed by Mike Jones, the team behind the 50th anniversary book Thunderbirds: The Vault.

Marcus Hearn said

In terms of its content and scope the bookazine is very different from The Vault. The articles offer fresh perspectives on the series and we’ve uncovered some rare and previously unseen material. Fifty years is an important milestone, and it’s our aim to celebrate it in style.


Thunderbirds: A Complete Guide to the Classic Series is available from WH Smiths and all newsagents, price £9.99.