SCRATCHY ANDERSONIA from before Gerry worked out how to make the strings look less like massive fuck-off copper wires. This was his first foray into sci-fi, with the eponymous motor being able to fly, go underwater and drive faster than the speed of 1960s sound. Pilot, Mike Mercury, would be joined on missions by Professor Popkiss (thereby establishing the trend for at least one craply-named character in every Anderson series) and the stammering Dr Beaker (thereby establishing the trend for at least one freak in every Anderson series). Also aboard were irritating 10-year-old oik Jimmy Gibson and Mitch, a talking monkey. They were always up agaainst a master spy called, er, Master Spy. Voices done by the usual suspects, including Anderson’s missus.