It seems silly to be blogging about bad news so soon after a lovely Christmas. But this is a notable and deserving exception, since it involves one of the men who helped to shape my childhood. Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet, has died of Alzheimer's aged 83.
For those looking to pay tribute to Anderson, I would recommend a marathon of either Thunderbirds or Captain Scarlet, depending on your tastes. If you plump for Thunderbirds, I recommend both of the Fireflash episodes, 'Terror in New York City', '30 Minutes After Noon', 'Move And You're Dead' and 'Cry Wolf'. If, on the other hand, you wish your tribute to be more tongue-in-cheek, then I heartily recommend 'Superthunderstingcar', a terrific parody from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore from their series Not Only... But Also.... RIP: