Ep 18 – Dick Spanner, P.I.

Plunge into the Big Pear with this week’s podcast as Katherine and Jack explore Dick Spanner’s first mysterious adventure. Will the whacky humour win over Katherine or has Jack made another dumb move by showing her this series?

Using stop motion animation, Dick Spanner, P.I. was brought to life in 1986. The robotic private detective, Dick Spanner was on the case for twenty-two six minute adventures narrated by Shane Rimmer. These episodes were later compiled into two stories, The Case of the Human Cannonball, and The Case of the Maltese Parrot. Gerry Anderson produced the series which was created by Terrahawks effects technician, Terry Adlam. Featuring tongue-in-cheek humour and visual gags, Dick Spanner is by far the most comedy focussed and risque of the Anderson series. Created on a shoestring budget, the series was broadcast as part of Channel 4’s Network 7 Sunday morning programme. Jack and Katherine have completed their viewing of the episode and are ready to give their report…

Jack’s a massive Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 etc.) fan, and Katherine isn’t. In order to bring about peace in the household, Katherine has agreed to watch the first episode of every Gerry Anderson series in existence.

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