Thunderbirds

Are Bryant & May Heading For TV?

The Bryant & May books are about to be optioned by a major production company. Although the deal is under wraps at the moment, I can reveal that, following negotiations with several companies, the old codgers will get a fresh chance to be seen by TV networks as a possible series. The process is complex; […]

The Puppet Master Has His Strings Cut

  Farewell, then, to Gerry Anderson, the hero of any boy born after the war. The creator of Supercar, Fireball XL5 (1962), Stingray (1964), Thunderbirds (1965), Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) and Joe 90 changed puppetry from Muffin The Mule-type shows to something any kid with an interest in Eagle cutaways could get their teeth into. […]

Lady For Sale

Lady Penelope, the Thunderbirds agent with the whispery voice and vulgar accessories, is being flogged off by Bonhams the auctioneers. She’s expected to fetch a few bob, being an icon and all. Tragically, Working Title ballsed up the film version, having had years to get the thing right, but to some of us she will […]

The Real Maggie Armitage, White Witch

I know this should really be on the new Bryant & May website, but I’ve just finished writing ‘The Casebook Of Bryant & May 1: The Soho Devil’ – which will be the title of my first Bryant & May graphic novel with ‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Commando’ artist Keith Page, and he asked me what white […]