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Thunderbird 4 on the Thames at part of publicity for 'Thunderbirds Are Go'

As part of the lunch of Thunderbirds Are Go there was a publicity stunt today with Thunderbird 4, one of the show’s famous craft, on London’s Thames.

It was a 15ft model of Thunderbird 4 made from fibreglass which took a team of TV prop builders more than six weeks to build. the tv show version is a CGI model!

It was winched on to the river in east London and was taken past London landmarks such as the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. All to get attention for the show which first airs in the UK on Saturday with double episode at 5pm on ITV.

ITV Studios’ Adrian Last said: “Thunderbirds is a classic British show, so we wanted to celebrate the launch of the new series Thunderbirds Are Go on ITV by building one of the iconic vehicles and surprising commuters on their way to work.”

“Seeing Thunderbird 4 cruising down the River Thames brings back a feeling of nostalgia for those that remember the show from 50 years ago and puts a smile on the face of the young.”

He the jested that.. “Londoners shouldn’t be worried though as Thunderbird 4 wasn’t out on a rescue mission today – it’s just battling the choppy waters of the Thames.”

Thunderbird 4 on Thames – Report on London Live