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Spectrum is Gold - Captain Scarlet at 50!

Spectrum is Gold - Captain Scarlet at 50!

6 March 2017

Later this year, we're releasing 16 classic Captain Scarlet audio stories to mark the show's 50th anniversary!

Big Finish Productions in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) today proudly announces a range of very special audio releases to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Gerry Anderson’s 1967 Supermarionation series. The production company and publisher, best known for their audio adaptations of cult hits like Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Prisoner and Terrahawks, is set to produce four Captain Scarlet releases for September 2017.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - 50th Anniversary Box set:

  • A seven-disc collector's limited edition deluxe box set
  • Five digitally remastered full-cast audio-only stories from 1967
  • Eight classic TV stories with special linking material by Ed Bishop (Captain Blue)
  • Music from the series
  • A brand new 60-minute audio documentary examining the history of this cult TV show
  • Lavish full-colour packaging, featuring a Spectrum Agents Briefing booklet containing rare archive imagery, Spectrum Personnel Files, production information and more
  • Can be pre-ordered from now for £35 on Download and £45 on CD, these pre-release prices being held until the set's general release at the end of October when they become £40 and £50 respectively.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - The Spectrum Files:

  • Three four-CD audiobook releases of three original 1960s Captain Scarlet Spectrum File novels by John Theydon
  • Can be pre-ordered from now for £14.99 on Download, £16.99 on CD, or bought in Captain Scarlet - Spectrum Files bundles of all three for £30 and £35 respectively (going up to £35 and £40 on general release).

Nicholas Briggs, Executive Producer of Big Finish Productions, says: “As a long-time fan of Gerry Anderson’s work, it’s an absolute thrill for us to be releasing these classic Captain Scarlet stories for the show’s 50th anniversary. On one of my two encounters with Gerry, I showed him some of our Big Finish CDs. He told me he’d love us to make some audio adventures for his TV shows. Here we are, all these years later, and the lovely people at ITVS GE have given us the go ahead.”

Trudi Hayward, SVP Global Head of Merchandise Kids who licensed the set says “The original Gerry Anderson shows have stood the test of time and remain firm favourites with fans old and new. The 2017 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet is a wonderful milestone and we are delighted to be working with Big Finish Productions on these very special audio releases.”

All of these classic Captain Scarlet stories will be released for the 50th anniversary of the show’s first transmission on 29th September 2017, and will be produced by Jamie Anderson of Anderson Entertainment, who says:

“Thanks to ITVS GE and Big Finish Productions, bringing all of these fantastic stories together for the first time is a really exciting way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Dad’s most iconic puppet shows. Spectrum is green for September 2017!”

Check out the Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons range here. Any of the above titles bought on CD will unlock a digital version as an exclusive to Big Finish listeners - use our recent free Big Finish app for Android or Apple devices to listen wherever you may be!

Captain Scarlet ™ and © 1967, 2001 and 2017.  ITC Entertainment Group Limited.  Licensed by ITV Ventures Limited. All rights reserved.

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