Sylvia Anderson guest voices for Thunderbirds Are Go 122 where Alan’s driving lessons with Parker get serious when burglars kidnap Lady Penelope and Aunt Sylvia.
Sylvia Anderson (along with husband Gerry Anderson) created Thunderbirds and voiced Lady Penelope in the original 1965 puppet series. For that Sylvia also took on the role of Voice Director which for this series is carried out by Dave Peacock.
Here we have a nice touch of Sylvia voicing Lady Penelope’s Great Aunt Sylvia! What a great treat for UK audiences on their Boxing Day! We also have the original car design from the puppet series featuring as FAB ‘zero’.
This episode airs in the UK on Saturday December 26th 2015. It is the ninth of the second batch of 13 episodes of Season 1’s 26 episodes.
Thunderbirds Are Go 122 “Designated Driver” – Clip
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Thunderbirds Are Go 122 “Designated Driver” – Lowdown
Alan’s driving lessons with Parker get serious when burglars kidnap Lady Penelope and Aunt Sylvia…
Parker gives Alan driving lessons at the Creighton-Ward estate in the old petrol car FAB ‘zero’ while Lady Penelope has tea with her Great Aunt Sylvia. Progress is slow until a duo of bumbling burglars attempts to kidnap the ladies.
FAB is the only vehicle that can reach them, but Parker receives an injury and is unable to drive.
Alan puts aside his fear and does what he does best, piloting FAB in a daring car chase around the Creighton-Ward estate to rescue his friends.
Thunderbirds Are Go is a reboot of the classic 1960’s puppet series Thunderbirds using CGI techniques to augment the models.