Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds, has died. He was 83. The British television and film producer was diagnosed with dementia two years ago and his condition deteriorated rapidly in the last six months of his life.
Anderson made some of the UK’s best-loved cult TV series in the 1950s and 1960s including Joe 90, Stingray and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. He created a puppetry technique, which he called “supermarionation”, for his pioneering shows.