Lady Penelope Goes For £19,000

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Show creator Gerry Anderson pictured with Parker and Lady Penelope.

ALady Penelope puppet used in Gerry Anderson’s hit TV show Thunderbirds has sold for £19,000 at auction. The puppet was discovered at the bottom of a wardrobe wrapped in a blanket after a science-fiction memorabilia collector died. At its peak, the science-fiction series was attracting an audience of 100 million fans across 66 countries. Thunderbirds, which was first aired on TV screens in 1965, told the story of the Tracy family who formed a secret organisation – International Rescue – who were dedicated to saving human life.

Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds To Return

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If there is one disappointment we are still trying to get over here at Jammy Toast it is the new series of Thunderbirds, made using CGI. It is not a patch on the original series, you know the one where you could see the puppets’ strings but now we have some excellent news. Gerry Anderson’s original Thunderbirds are set to return to the site where they were originally created to mark the show’s 50th anniversary. Three new episodes, starring the show’s iconic puppets, including Lady Penelope and Parker, will be produced at Slough Trading Estate in Berkshire.