Space Precinct, also known as "Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct" is a British-American television series that was broadcast from 1994 to 1995 on Sky One and later on BBC Two in the UK, and in first-run syndication in the United States. Many US stations scheduled the show in late night time slots, which resulted in low ratings and contributed to its cancellation. The series was created by Gerry Anderson and was a mix of science fiction and police procedural that combined elements of many of Anderson's previous series such as Space: 1999, UFO and Thunderbirds, but with an added dash of Law & Order and Dragnet. Anderson was executive producer with Tom Gutteridge. One of the series' directors was John Glen, who had previously directed five James Bond films.
The series was one of the highest-budgeted shows Anderson produced, and was relatively popular in Europe. However, in a repeat of the situation that UFOencountered 25 years earlier, American broadcasters were uncertain what to make of the series that looked on the surface to be aimed at children, yet featured adult-oriented storylines and was usually played straight despite the bizarre storylines and make-up. As a result, Space Precinct was often scheduled in late-night/early morning time slots. It failed to generate sufficient American ratings for a second season to be authorised.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Space Precinct - Colette Hiller - Netflix
Colette Hiller is an American actress who starred on film, theatre and television. She attended the Performing Arts Academy in New York as a teenager, and appeared in the original musical play of Annie, and in other films and plays such as The Lonely Lady, Ragtime, Strong Medicine, and Birth of the Beatles. She played Corporal Ferro in the 1986 film Aliens. Colette Hiller has also worked for the BBC, creating documentaries such as Too Clever by Half and the children's music cassette Applehead. As its Creative Director, Colette Hiller was instrumental in setting up SingLondon in 2007. In 2009, in addition to various song related events, Colette Hiller drove the Street Pianos project which saw pianos placed in London's public spaces, and freely available for people to play. The SingLondon project went on to spawn PingLondon, a project which in 2010 placed ping pong tables around London and, in 2011, the major cities of the UK. Also in 2011, SingLondon produced Search Party which took the form of a treasure hunt across London culminating in a party and which was part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. 2011 also saw SingLondon and Colette Hiller's involvement with Keep Britain Tidy in the form of the singing bins initiative.