Years and years ago, I caught a snippet of what looked like a Gerry Anderson supermarionation show on TV. The only one of those I'm really familiar with is Thunderbirds, and this didn't look like any episode I recognized, so it must have been one of his other works. I remember exactly two things about this brief snippet:

  • A shot of man in a wheelchair in a wide open, luxurious room. The space looked something like a fancy hotel lobby, with marble tiles in (I think) blacks and greens, some art and expensive-looking furniture. A man in a wheelchair (I think a sleek, black, then-futuristic motorised one) was riding up a shallow slope in the foreground.
  • A woman's voice saying "How can I get any rest with all this excitement?", or some variation thereupon (perhaps 'sleep' instead of 'rest'?). I believe this was heard while there was a close-up of a tape recorder in shot - perhaps some character in the episode had surreptitiously made an audio recording and was playing it back?

One note: there is a possibility that what I saw was not actually a full episode, but just a very short clip from one included as part of some kind of behind the scenes video/documentary. If this is true, the shot of the tape recorder may not have been an actual piece of episode footage at all, but behind the scenes footage of the audio recording/mixing process. If this is indeed the case, it would also be possible that the two pieces of information I remember are actually not connected at all, and were unrelated clips taken from separate episodes.

That's all I recall - and even then my recollection may not be 100% accurate. I'd be very interested to see whether anyone can identify the show/episode with such limited/information to go on.

EDIT: I really don't recall exactly when I saw this - it would probably have been 10-15 years ago, but I don't know exactly.

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    Possibly Commander Shore from Stingray
    – Paulie_D
    May 5, 2021 at 13:54
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    Like this sort of tape recorder? Or something closer to a Walkman or Talkboy?
    – FuzzyBoots
    May 5, 2021 at 15:06
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    @FuzzyBoots It might well have been something like that, yes - I can't be sure.
    – Drubbels
    May 5, 2021 at 20:04
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    I thought this might have been at the end of the music video for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ by F.A.B. featuring MC Parker, but I’m watched it through, no dice. May 5, 2021 at 23:35
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    Following on from @Paulie_D earlier, there was a compilation of three Stingray episodes with linking footage broadcast in 2008 or thereabouts: vimeo.com/533044429 . A few seconds after 12:30, we get "Sleep? The noise is deafening! I guess you're the doc", with a large tape recorder clearly present in the scene. Though it's a male voice, not female. Jan 2 at 23:46


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