Four Feather Falls

Four Feather Falls was the third puppet TV show produced by Gerry Anderson. It was based on an idea by Barry Gray, who also wrote the show’s music. The series was the first to use an early version of Anderson’s Supermarionation puppetry. Thirty-nine 13-minute episodes were produced in 1960. The show was never repeated but has now been released on DVD.

Four Feather Falls is set in the late 19th-century fictional Kansas town of Four Feather Falls, where Tex Tucker, is a sheriff. The four feathers of the title refers to four magical feathers given to Tex by the Indian chief Kalamakooya as a reward for saving his grandson: two allowed Tex’s guns to swivel and fire without being touched whenever he was in danger, and two conferred the power of speech on Tex’s horse and dog.

Tex’s speaking voice was provided by Nicholas Parsons, and his singing voice by Michael Holliday.

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