✎ Sylvia Anderson 1927-2016
16 Mar 2016 4 comments. tbs.pm/8827
The bloodbath that is 2016 continues with the death of Sylvia Anderson, co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of many of the nation’s favourite children’s adventure shows, at the age of 88.
Her career in Supermarionation began with The Adventures of Twizzle for Associated-Rediffusion where she was a production assistant. Through each successive marionette series she was a guiding hand on production, voice characterisation and, of course, the voices of female characters – most famously, Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds for Lew Grade’s ITC.
Her last job in the genre was providing the voice of Great Aunt Sylvia in Thunderbirds Are Go, ITV Studios’ CGI reboot of the 1960s series.