Haynes to roll out classic Thunderbirds manual

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

February 22nd 2012 at 8:26AM
Haynes to roll out classic Thunderbirds manual

The International Rescue Thunderbirds Agents' Manual due for release in the summer.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is ramping up the licensing programme for classic Thunderbirds.

The publishing category is leading the charge, with Haynes due to launch The International Rescue Thunderbirds Agents' Manual in June.

Researched and written by Thunderbirds 'authority' Sam Denham and featuring cutaway illustrations by Graham Bleathman, one of the series' original illustrators, the manual is the latest to join Haynes' licensed portfolio.

"Nearly 50 years after Thunderbirds first hit our screens, fans of all ages still want to know about Tracy Island, the International Rescue team and the fabulous Thunderbird crafts," said Jeremy Yates-Round, MD at Haynes Publishing. "We are delighted to have the chance to bring this manual to a new generation of fans, as well as the many who grew up with this wonderful show."

Trudi Hayward, SVP, global head of merchandise at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, added: "With the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual, two acknowledged authorities on the programme have brought together entertainment, information and stunning design with a true affection for this iconic series in a way fans young and old will love.

"This is a great way to start bringing the classic Thunderbirds brand into a new era with a new and exciting licensing campaign."