Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Barry Gray Tunes in Birmingham This Weekend

On BBC Radio 2, minutes ago: Show host Steve Wright played the title music to the old Supermarionation show, Thunderbirds. He explained why he was spinning International Rescue's theme tune....

"There's a special concert this weekend at the symphony hall in Birmingham. For the first time ever there will be an orchestra playing all the Gerry Anderson themes, such as Stingray and this Thunderbirds are go."

Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons were two favourite television programmes of mine when I was a child. As a matter of fact, I saw the feature film Thunderbird 6 on the big screen when it was released. Then UFO came along... to Canada's CTV network in September of 1970. As dark as it could be at times,  "U-Fo" was family viewing in our house.

Many Brits make fun of Birmingham. Perhaps they'll be there with "The Hood" this Saturday night.

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