We're excited to announce that Volume 1 of our new Terrahawks series is officially recorded and 'in the can'.
Back in action after thirty years comes Terrahawks, the fondly remembered action adventure comedy originally brought to you by the men who created Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Dick Spanner.
In the not too distant future, the Earth finds itself under constant threat from Zelda, a blood-thirsty android who, along with her fiendish family and monstrous creations, has established a base on Mars. The only thing standing between this evil queen and her quest for the ultimate annihilation of mankind are the Terrahawks – an intrepid band of heroes led by the stern but fair clone, Doctor Tiger Ninestein.
The recording for eight brand new, audio episodes of the series was completed over four days (23rd and 24th September and 7th and 8th October). It was a glorious reunion for original cast members Jeremy Hitchen, Robbie Stevens and Denise Bryer, with many laughs along the way. They were joined by Big Finish stalwart Beth Chalmers, who took on multiple roles alongside the multi-voicing original cast.
Of course, many people remember Windsor Davies as the voice of spherical Zeroid robot Sergeant Major Zero. Windsor sadly retired from acting some time ago, but Jeremy Hitchen, who worked alongside Windsor in the originals, and has frankly been impersonating Windsor at Gerry Anderson-related events for many years, stepped up to the challenge.
'Jeremy did a fantastic job of Zero,' says executive producer Nick Briggs. 'The whole cast were all brilliant at all those voices. Not being that familiar with the original series myself, as I stood in the control room behind the director, it was often impossible for me to tell who was speaking. It sounded like we had a cast of thousands! Brilliant stuff.
'I think it's fair to say that many people of my age were too old for the original Terrahawks, so it rather pales in the shadow of other Gerry Anderson series such as Thunderbirds,' continues Nick. 'But it's worth remembering that in its heyday, Terrahawks was getting over ten million viewers. It was loved by its followers and still is. For those who've never experienced the series, I can highly recommend it. It's such great fun. Great stories, great laughs and some really exciting stuff.'
There will be more news on the brand new audio series, directed and produced by Gerry Anderson's son, Jamie, in the coming months. But in the meantime, 'Stay on this channel'.
(The file below is a studio shot of the cast with a Zeroid making a guest appearance.)