14 April 1929 26 December 2012

A man who really changed the face of television in the Commonwealth. penning and creating the unforgettable Thunderbirds (a show based on puppets) as well as many iconic shows that have been watched by three generations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9rVRuehGU

And moving on through many other shows such as Stingray and Captain Scarlet before moving into live action with shows like Space 1999 and UFO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-5GAY7JfWU

A man with vision and drive who was far ahead of his time.

If you have not heard of this gem of British TV seek out a few episodes of Thunderbirds or UFO/Space 1999 and enjoy them as so many people have!

RIP Gerry, you were a huge influence on me.