On Saturday 8 October 1983, Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr’s highly anticipated 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
As part of the birthday celebrations, Anderson Entertainment has teamed up with award-winning craft beer producer Brew York to create a limited-edition beer for fans to purchase. Just 3,000 cans of the Terrahawks New England pale ale will be available online as well as on tap across Brew York’s venues in York, Leeds and Pocklington.
Brew York Founder and Managing Director Wayne Smith said of the collaboration, “We are excited to be working with Anderson Entertainment to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Terrahawks. I grew up watching the show and have vivid memories (some may say nightmares) of Zelda in particular! It’s great to be able to help celebrate a big anniversary of an iconic TV show and to work with the team at Anderson Entertainment to brew a beer to remind everyone of their childhood.
Brew York was founded in 2016 by friends Wayne Smith and Lee Grabham. The two met at a mutual friend’s stag do and began home-brewing together after sharing their love and passion for craft beer, and Brew York was born not long after.
Brew York was the realisation of a long-lived dream to build a brewery in York’s bustling centre with a popular on-site Tap Room, creating a destination where it felt welcoming and inviting to enjoy the beer right next to the tanks they were brewed in.
It is well known for creating brilliant beers with creative names referencing poular culture and people, such as Juice Forsyth, Rhubarbara Streisand and Dame Judi Quench.