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Tuesday 16 September 2014

International Rescue back in action

Published 19/06/2014 | 14:22

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The new Thunderbird 1 which will feature in Thunderbirds Are Go!

Fans have been given their first glimpse of the new Thunderbird 1 as the classic kids show is revived - and it looks almost exactly as it did almost five decades ago.

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The much-loved series is due to make a comeback as International Rescue flies to the aid of a new generation next year.

Thunderbirds Are Go! is being screened by ITV and features a number of well-known names who will portray the characters who were first seen when the series was originally launched by the late Gerry Anderson in 1965.

Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope, while Kayvan Novak - from Channel 4's Facejacker - plays inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game Of Thrones will be John Tracy.

David Graham, who was in the original cast, will revive his role as chauffeur Parker.

While the original series featured puppets, the new version will mix CGI animation with live action sets.

Executive producer Giles Ridge said: "The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly re-imagined for a 21st century audience."

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