Stand by for Action! Gerry Anderson Day returns on 14th April

After a soft launch in 2021 as people were taking their first tentative steps outside the
house, Gerry Anderson Day is back in 2022 to cement its position on the annual pop culture calendar.

Taking place 14th April 2022 to commemorate the birth of the legendary children’s television pioneer (who would have been 93 this year), the day is set to celebrate the many amazing characters, creators and concepts he introduced the world to.

From the jaw-dropping puppetry of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Terrahawks to the live-action exploits of Space: 1999, UFO and Space Precinct, Anderson Entertainment and GerryAnderson.com invite fans old and new to (re)discover these incredible stories through a series of special events.

The fun launches with the global premiere of Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted at BFI Southbank on Saturday 9th April, an early screening of the groundbreaking new documentary, which is co-produced by The Format Factory and Anderson Entertainment. The film will then embark on a national theatrical tour, while making its streaming debut on Britbox from 14th April.

Following Gerry Anderson Day and the Britbox launch, the film will be shown at The Electric in Birmingham. the UK’s oldest working cinema, on 15th April, at an exclusive sold out screening event hosted by Jon Culshaw, which leads into a live recording of the Gerry Anderson podcast and a screening of Thunderbirds Are Go! the following day.

Gerry Anderson In Concert

The weekend culminates with the gala performance of Stand By For Action! Gerry Anderson In Concert at
the Birmingham Symphony Hall on 16th April.

From the soaring themes of Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds to the psychedelic strains of Space: 1999 and UFO, this unique concert event will take you on a musical journey through Anderson’s remarkable career – bringing new life to his early creations, Torchy The Battery Boy and Four Feather Falls, and a fresh appreciation for his later work on Space Precinct and New Captain Scarlet.

This concert is not to be missed, and fans are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment.

A special competition!

One lucky fan will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the documentary
screening and podcast recording at The Electric, as well as the Stand By For Action! concert, with accommodation in Birmingham for both nights. Check out GerryAnderson.com for further details.

Alongside these exciting events, the team will be offering some very special merchandise and deals via their e-commerce platform, as well as riveting new content to
supplement this celebration of the man who gave them their name.

Hailing all frequencies

For those who are new to the world of Gerry Anderson, or just remember it fondly from
their youth, you can get yourself back up to speed at GerryAnderson.com – and follow their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts in the lead-up to this day and beyond. Those looking to refresh their love of all things Anderson are also encouraged to check out the Gerry Anderson Primers series on YouTube.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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