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Did Lady Penelope break up jealous Gerry Anderson’s marriage to Sylvia?

by | 29th, December 2012

I’M sorry Gerry Anderson decided to leave us over Christmas . Generally I do not approve of this sort of untimeliness. But I must not be severe. The astral tunnel functions by its own timetable and it’s not for the likes of me to waggle a timepiece at its insensitive operator.

But his death reminds me of my meeting with Sylvia Anderson, by then his ex-wife, of many years ago. She had been instrumental in the development of  Thunderbirds  and, in particular, in the rise of Lady Penelope: indeed, Sylvia was Her Ladyship’s honeyed voice.

Lady P had all the airs and graces of an English aristocrat with Parker in tow (‘m’lady’), but frankly the accent was more RADA-champagne-flute than yer actual cut glass. The  Downton Abbey lot are generally clipped in speech and economical in display (social occasions excepted), so I’m afraid Sylvia’s version of the hoity-toity was a little vulgar to say the least. And the  pink  Rolls Royce!

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