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Saturday mornings on Central Part TV III – Terrahawks!!!

Terrahawks saw the return of Gerry Anderson to puppet based shows after his live action work (UFO, Space 1999). It was actually his first puppet show since the curious experiment of Stanley Unwin and ‘The Secret Service‘. This time, however, they were not marionettes, but latex ‘muppet’ style puppets, allowing Gerry Anderson greater freedom of expression with his characters – in this show, they were not hindered by wires, and subsequently could be shown running. ‘Terrahawks’ ran on ITV regions in 1983 and 1984 on Saturday mornings, and was cancelled after 2 series, with a total of 39 episodes made. Like Star Fleet, the episodes ran in the 30 minute slot prior to the main Saturday morning childrens show (in this case, The Saturday Show and The Saturday Starship respectively).

Here is the intro to the show;

Links! Fan site for Terrahawks

Terrahawks is available on DVD