FILMED IN SUPERMARIONATION

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WATCH ON PRESTO -

6.30PM, FOX­TEL ARTS

Gerry and Sylvia An­der­son be­gan mak­ing pup­pet TV shows for kids in the late ‘50s. They soon re­alised it al­lowed them to make fea­ture film-level sto­ry­lines with space­ships, sub­marines and ex­plo­sions on a small-screen bud­get in shows in­clud­ing Thun­der­birds and Cap­tain Scar­let. Fas­ci­nat­ing archival footage, new in­ter­views and recre­ations of the ef­fects, nar­rated by Sylvia (Lady Pene­lope) her­self.

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