The second episode of the sixth series of ITV’s hit detective drama, Endeavour, sees Morse investigating a murder with links to a film studio that bears a strong resemblance to the one once operated by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson in the 1960s. For the episode, the team from Century 21 Films was called in to bring Moon Rangers – a show within a show that follows in the best tradition of Stingray and Thunderbirds – to life. In addition to drawing upon our extensive archive of Supermarionation items, Century 21 created brand new puppets, costumes, sets, and models for this very special production.


Endeavour: Moon Rangers Sequences

Producer/Director: Stephen La Rivière

Written By: Russell Lewis

Associate Producer/Editor: Andrew T. Smith

Supervising Director: David Elliott

Director of Photography: Boyd Skinner

Puppetry Co-ordinator: Géraldine Donaldson

Puppeteers: Mary Turner, Stephen La Rivière & Elliot Pavelin 

Sculptors: Stephen Mansfield, Mary Turner

Costume Designer: Liz Comstock-Smith

Model Effects Supervisor: Hilton Fitzsimmons

Puppet Creation: Barry Davies, Toby Chamberlain

Pyrotechnics: Malcolm Smith

Scenic Department: Toby Chamberlain

Designer: Paul Cripps

Technical Advisor: Richard Gregory

Production Manager: Susan Buck

Character Voices: Justin T. Lee, David Graham

Production Assistant: Liam Davies

Sound: Nigel Heath, Brad Rees: Hackenbacker

Film Processing: Cinelab

Moulding: Jonathan Saville

Unit Photography: Steve Leonard

A Century 21 Films Production for Mammoth Screen