Category Archives: Thunderbirds

TV Tornado Comic No 26 Invaders Cover

1960’s children’s comic. Features both text and strip stories relating to many classic TV series of the period.

Issue 26 July 8th 1967.
Featured in this issue:
The Saint in “The rebels”
Man from U.N.C.L.E. in “The Cuckoo in the Nest Affair”
Tarzan “The Duel”.
The Lone ranger “Terror on the Tracks” pt1
The Green Hornet in “Fire by Night”
Full Page Thunderbirds Advert / Competion (Zoom Ice Lollys).
The Invaders “The Ice Box Terror”
Original Price 6d

Television Stars Book Circa 1967

This Television star book is a veritable who’s who of TV stars of the year containing photographs or features off or on: The Saint, I Spy, Batman, The Man and Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Emergency Ward 10, The Human Jungle, The Munsters, The Power Game, The Avengers, The FBI (This is of interest to 77 Sunset strip fans as it is about Efrem Zibalist Jnr who stared in that), Take your Pick, Double your Money, The Prisoner, Morecambe and Wise (This features a photograph of Sean Connery visiting the lads on set), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Bonanza, Honey West, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, The Baron, The Big Valley, T.H.E. Cat, Peyton place, Man in a suitcase, Public Eye, Lost in Space, The Virginian, Daktari, Get Smart, The Fugitive, No Hiding Place, Redcap.

There are several books or annuals of this type in the collection, but none have quite as an impressive selection of so many of this type of Cult TV show within their pages.

Published by Purnell & Sons ltd, no year is given but given the contents this has to be from around 1967.

Golden hour of Children’s T.V. Favourites LP

GH 547  Record published in 1972. Various artists play recording of children’s T.V. themes.

Side 1 Side 2
 01  Sesame Street  01  Doctor Who
 02  The Tra-La-La Song  02  Scooby Doo (Where Are You?)
 03  Medley (Play School, Magic Roundabout)  03  Thunderbirds
 04  Rupert The Bear  04  Bonanza
 05  The Cuckoo Clock  05  Aqua Marina (From Stingray)
 06  Medley (Joe, Trumpton)  06  Captain Scarlet
 07  Hatty Town  07  The Virginian
 08  Felix The Cat  08  Lidsville
 09  Lollipop Loves Mr Mole  09  Pink Panther
 10  Sir Prancealot  10  Song Of The Diddymen
 11  Old Macdonald  11  Maverick
 12  Parsley
 13  Jackanory
 14  Oh Susanah
 15  Shaun The Leprachaun
 16  Andy Pandy

Countdown 10

Countdown comic Issue 10. Dated April 24th 1971.

British weekly comic featuring many different TV series. This issue:

Two pages of a colour strip story featuring Doctor Who, “Timebenders”, illustrated by Harry Lindfield.

Stingray two page black and white strip.

Dastardly and Muttley one page strip story.

Six page black and white Lady Penelope story.

Colour two page U.F.O. strip story titled “Too old at 32” illustrated by Gerry Haylock.

Two page black and white Thunderbirds strip.

Original price 5p

Countdown 48

Countdown for TV action comic No 48. Dated January 15th 1972.

This issue of the weekly British comic featured comic strips of Dastardly and Muttley, Stingray, The persuaders, Thunderbirds, Doctor Who, UFO.

The two page colour Persuaders strip continued the story “The pollution Man”.

Thunderbirds two page black and white strip illustrated by Don Harley.

Colour Doctor Who striptitled “Sub Zero” and illustrated by Gerry Haylock.

Six page U.F.O. story entitled “The Alien Ally”.

Original Price 5p



Tea Towel

Unusual item a  1970’s tea towel from Heathfield Park in East Sussex, where the full size version of Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 Rolls Royce had resided on display since having been made to promote the feature film in the late sixties. Upon the parks closure to the general public this vehicle along with one of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cars made for the film remained here until being “rediscovered” in the late 90’s. This tea Towel has been autographed.