Due to popular demand, a DVD containing all three series of the much-loved animation series ‘On the Air,’ has been released.
The series, featuring the voice of the late iconic presenter Gerry Anderson, was compiled by the animation studio, which produced the series between 2006 and 2012.
It features classic radio banter between Gerry Anderson, his co-host Sean Coyle and a host of hilarious radio phone-ins, such as the classic episode of the hypnotized hen or the killer crow, stalking one terrified listener.
The series has been described by both Gerry Kelly and Stephen Nolan from BBC NI as ‘genius’, and has found a legion of admirers.
In consultation with Gerry Anderson’s family, Action Cancer has been chosen as the charity, which will benefit from a substantial share of proceeds of the sale of this DVD
Joel Simon, creator and director of the animation series, said: “It’s a fitting tribute to the comedic brilliance of Gerry Anderson that Action Cancer will benefit from the long-awaited release of this DVD.
“I’m particularly touched by the fact that people all over Northern Ireland will be able to remember and laugh at Gerry’s oblique and idiosyncratic musings on life for years to come.”
Action Cancer are delighted with being nominated as the supported charity, it’s a fitting tribute to the talents of one of Northern Ireland’s most important and funny media personalities.
Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising Officer said: “Action Cancer is delighted to be chosen as the benefitting charity for the On The Air DVD. Gerry was a great supporter of our work and was always willing to help out, even signing up to run the New York City Marathon! It is a lovely tribute and excellent way for people to continue to remember and laugh along with such a wonderful public figure.”
Action Cancer relies heavily on donations from the public and business communities in Northern Ireland to provide a range of vital, life-saving services including a breast screening service for women aged 40-49 and 70+, men’s MOT health check, health promotion, research, counselling and complementary therapies.