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Old 17-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default RIP Peter Wragg

Sadly Peter Wragg has died at the age of 65.

As Im sure most you will know he was one of the crew on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf to name just a few.

Here's a link to a more involved obituary.

http://gazpachosoup.wordpress.com/20...agg-1947-2012/


Here's a couple of photos I took of Peter and Gerry years ago...






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Old 18-04-2012, 01:26 AM   #2
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Very sad news !!
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Old 18-04-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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Andy and I discussed Peter's career at some length last night, he has done so much and will be sadly missed.

Perhaps he is most fondly remembered as the model flyer supremo. Due in part to his dance training, Peter was an expert at flying models from wire rigs especially on the gantry above the set. He performed his magic during the AP Films days and later at Century 21, he worked on everything from Thunderbirds to Captain Scarlet. Some of his best work can be seen in Red Dwarf as well as as Dr. Who.

Sleep tight mate.
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Old 18-04-2012, 09:43 AM   #4
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Very sad news indeed.

I read that it was a mercifully brief illness, is that correct?

Gone and will be missed but certainly not forgotten, and as with all these great artists, he leaves a wonderful legacy of work for future generations to enjoy.

Thoughts to his friends and family.

Thank you for the photo's Andy, looks like they were having fun.

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Old 18-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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Terribly sad news. Relatively young as well. I wish that I had had a chance to see him interviewed at a convention. RIP Peter
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Old 19-04-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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Default RIP Peter Wragg

sad to hear we have lost another great guy
only 65

probably remembered by most for red dwarf, but started out for APF on Thunderbirds


RIP m8, thanks for the great models and effects

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Old 20-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Sad to hear about Pete. RIP Pete.

We worked together on the original T/Birds TV series.

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I'm sure everybody on here sends their sympathies to his family and friends.

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Old 20-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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Sad to hear about Pete. RIP Pete.

We worked together on the original T/Birds TV series.

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Welcome Brian,

Sorry we meet under such sad circumstances.

I have been chatting with Mike Tucker and Ron Thornton, his funeral is next week. I have heard he had a background in dancing which stood him in good stead while working on the gantry above the set when flying models.

I loved his work on Red Dwarf, my colleagues that knew him well will all miss him terribly.

Sleep tight Peter and thank you.
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Old 20-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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More bad news for this year
and a sad loss for his family
his work will live on with us
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Old 20-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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Welcome Brian,

Sorry we meet under such sad circumstances.

I have been chatting with Mike Tucker and Ron Thornton, his funeral is next week. I have heard he had a background in dancing which stood him in good stead while working on the gantry above the set when flying models.

I loved his work on Red Dwarf, my colleagues that knew him well will all miss him terribly.

Sleep tight Peter and thank you.
I heard somewhere he was the person who pulled the 2ft model of Fireball along the launch rail.
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Old 21-04-2012, 12:34 AM   #12
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I believe he was also the best pilot of TB2 in the business. I have asked some of his colleagues to search out candid images of Pete at work, Andy Hopkinson images in post #1 show Peter when Gerry came to meet Peter on the set of Dr Who Gerry had brought his son a big fan of the show for a tour.
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Old 21-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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I heard somewhere he was the person who pulled the 2ft model of Fireball along the launch rail.
He would have only been 15-years-old at that time, Brian Johnson was the man involved in doing that particular job.
see - http://www.davidsissonmodels.co.uk/brian%20johnson.htm
Peters first effects job appears to have been a few years later on 'Thunderbirds'.
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Old 21-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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Sad to hear that hes gone, a genuinely nice guy. R.I.P
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Old 22-04-2012, 06:57 PM   #15
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Hi,

I've found a couple of photos of Peter doing what he did best !!
Flying the Starbug from Red Dwarf season 3, by hand on a very high board over the model set...
Sorry they are not too clear, but it is Peter up there doing the flying.
I know i've got more somewhere when I can find them.

All the best,
Andy H.




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Old 26-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #16
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He would have only been 15-years-old at that time, Brian Johnson was the man involved in doing that particular job.
see - http://www.davidsissonmodels.co.uk/brian%20johnson.htm
Peters first effects job appears to have been a few years later on 'Thunderbirds'.
Thanks Mark.
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Old 27-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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Peter Wragg was one of Derek Meddings principle talents.Every photo I have seen of him working on set at Century 21 is of a man dedicated to his work.

I am sure he would have had a huge number of tales and anecdotes to relate.

Gone too soon.
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