Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s Terrahawks turns 40 this autumn. On Saturday 8 October 1983, Terrahawks was broadcast for the very first time on ITV. The cult show was Anderson’s first in over a decade to use puppets for its characters, and also his last. Set in the year 2020, the series followed the adventures of the Terrahawks, a taskforce responsible for protecting Earth from invasion by a group of extraterrestrial androids and aliens led by Zelda. Like Anderson’s previous puppet series, futuristic vehicles and technology featured prominently in each episode.
This soundtrack, released on December 1st features the memorable opening theme, original musical cues from the show, hit singles released at the time of airing (sung by the character Kate Kestrel) and for the first time, a newly remastered version of the Terrahawks Suite performed by a full orchestra at the Stand By For Action! concert, recorded at Birmingham Symphony Hall in April 2022.BAFTA award winning British composer Richard Harvey has over 70 film and television scores to his credit which include Shroud For A Nightingale, Steaming, Tales Of The Unexpected, G.B.H. and Luther. A multi-instrumentalist alongside composing duties he has worked with a dazzling array of names that include Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Hans Zimmer and Francis Ford Coppola