Big Finish Release CAPTAIN SCARLET for 50th Anniversary

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To mark the 50th Anniversary of the much-loved Gerry Anderson creation Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, audio drama specialists Big Finish is releasing a series of classic stories.

The 16 tales are being produced in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Big Finish has a legendary pedigree of creating fantastic audio dramas of some of the greatest properties, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Prisoner, and Anderson’s Terrahawks.

Among the releases are an amazing 7-CD collectors’ edition deluxe box set that will include 5 digitally remastered full-cast audio-only stories from 1967, 8 classic TV stories with linking material from the late Ed Bishop (Captain Blue), a brand new 60-minute audio documentary covering the history of the show, music from the series (who can forget that theme tune?) and lavish packaging including a booklet - Spectrum Agents Briefing - packed full of information, rare imagery and much more.

3 4-CD audiobook releases of the original Spectrum File novels by John Theydon will also be available.


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All 16 of these classic Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons stories will be released for the 50th Anniversary of the show’s first transmission on September 29th, 2017 and will be produced by Jamie Anderson (Gerry’s son) of Anderson Entertainment.

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 and the Mysterons 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 at ITVS GE 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 and the Mysterons is a wonderful milestone and we are delighted to be working with Big Finish Productions on these very special audio releases.

Jamie Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment added, “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!

The 50th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition will cost just £45, and the three Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons novel audiobooks are £16.99 each, or just £40 for all three.

Pre-orders are available now exclusively on the Big Finish website.


Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.




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