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Parker

Parker
Aloysius “Nosey” Parker, Lady Penelope’s Butler and driver of FAB 1

Aloysius “Nosey” Parker is a former criminal/safecracker-turned-butler to Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. Parker is the driver of FAB 1, Penny’s pink Rolls Royce. He lives in Creighton-Ward Mansion. Parker was voiced by David Graham.

Here is a table of Canon Foundry facts about Parker:


 

From the TV Series and Movies (Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6):

The Canon FactThe Source
A convicted felon, Parker spent some time in Parkwood Scrubs where he shared a cell with Light-Fingered Fred.Seen in the episode “Vault of Death”
His nickname is 'Nosey.'Used by Lil the Cook in the episode "Vault of Death"
A comment made by Parker while trying to open the original vault at Bank of England implies that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were also safe-crackers.Seen in the episode "Vault of Death"
He takes Lil the Cook out on his days off - at least, sometimes.He was about to do so in "The Cham-Cham"
He still has connections with some of his old underworld friends which he can use to his advantage.Seen in the episode "The Cham-Cham"
He suffers from vertigo.Said by Lady Penelope in "The Cham-Cham"
He likes listening to jazz music.Seen in the episode "Atlantic Inferno"
Has a second-floor bedroom in Creighton-Ward Mansion and keeps an automatic weapon under his bed.Seen in the episode "Brink of Disaster"
Other Sources:
The Canon FactThe Source
Lady Penelope’s chauffeur and manservant is an off-beat, droll Cockney. A reformed safe-cracker, Parker now uses his skills to help Lady Penelope and is used to dangerous situations.ITC Programme notes
Age 52: birthdate 30th MayThunderbird Six Press facts sheet, 1967
First name Aloysius.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p.12
Recruited by Lady Penelope for his underworld skills. (1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p.12
Parker has a reputation as the finest safe-cracker in the world.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p.12
A loyal servant and a good mechanic.(1966), Thunderbirds Annual. City Magazines Ltd. p.12
Comes from a long line of family retainers who have served the aristocracy for centuries. Parker’s great-great-great-grandfather was head butler to Queen Victoria, and his grandfather a member of the Royal household in the mid-twentieth century.Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
Parker’s own father was head butler, and his mother head housekeeper to a kindly if eccentric Earl.Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
At school the young Parker excelled at thermo-technical dynamics and aged thirteen he converted an ex-army hovercraft to an all-terrain invalid car/library for the now elderly Earl. Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
In gratitude the Earl set up a trust fund for Parker to continue his technical education and provided his parents with a home when they retired.Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
All this changed abruptly when Parker was twenty and the Earl died. His relatives not only stopped Parker’s allowance but threw his parents out of their home. The Parkers moved to London where young ‘Nosey’ fell in bad company. With his technical skills he soon became on of the top safe-breakers in Europe. Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
Eventually the law caught up with him and he found himself in prison.Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
After his release, Parker had a string of legitimate jobs, but then fell back into his old habits. It was only when Lady Penelope caught him breaking into the safe of an American oil tycoon and offered him a job that would use his talents to aid her espionage skills that he found his niche in life.Annual: Lady Penelope , "Biography," City Magazines Ltd and A.P. Film (Merchandising) Ltd/Century 21 Publishing Ltd, 1967. pp. 32-33
Parker’s age is uncertain, but this author guesses at 52, and gives his birthday as 30 th May.de Klerk, Theo, “Thunderbirds All Series Guide,” Supermarionation is Go #10, Spring 1984. p. 26.
Dislikes his given name of Aloysius, much preferring his nickname ‘Nosey’.Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Orphaned at a young age, ‘Nosey’ grew up in the Cockney district of London.Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Acquired a reputation as an excellent safe-cracker and ‘second storey man’ ( Editor’s note ; this is an American publication so first floor to English readers) while his mechanical skills came in useful in providing fast cars for quick getaways.Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
He did not particularly enjoy the life of a criminal but could not get away from it, until one day he found himself trapped and blackmailed by the beautiful Lady Penelope into helping with her work as a secret agent.Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Parker fancied himself as a James Bond though he initially did not like the idea of posing as her Ladyship’s butler.Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Since starting to pose as Lady Penelope's butler, Parker has since become devoted to her – though the danger she has put him in has made his hair go grey!Peel, John (1988)  Supermarionation: the Magical World of Gerry Anderson.  Los Angeles, California; Schuster and Schuster
Parker met Lady Penelope when he was trying to steal her car and she pressed him into service with her at the point of a gun, though he is now devoted to his employer.Marriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go!. Boxtree Limited. p.26
Parker is a safe blower (as opposed to a cracksman).Marriott, John (1992), Thunderbirds Are Go!. Boxtree Limited. p.26
Lady Penelope was already an IR agent in need of someone with specialised skills, and her search led her to Parker, whom she persuaded to join her ‘after several hours of gentle talking’.(1992), The Official Thunderbirds Annual . Grandreams, Ltd./ITC Entertainment Group. p. 55. ISBN 0-86227-953-4.
Born 30 th May 2013.Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds . Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 59. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
One of the world’s finest safe-crackers and cat-burglars.Bentley, Chris (2000), The Complete Book of Thunderbirds . Carlton Books, Ltd.. p. 59. ISBN 1-84222-092-6.
Loyal, shrewd, resourceful.Annual: Thunderbirds , Carlton Books, "Biography." p.59
Parker’s first encounter with Lady Penelope: We see expert craftsman ‘The Nose’ Parker scaling building to break in to a room where he sets to work on the safe. But just as he helps himself to the contents a light goes on to reveal an elegant lady sitting in an armchair, offering him a cup of tea and an offer he can’t refuse if he wants to stay out of prison.Fennell, Alan, Editor, January 23, 2066 (1966), TV Century 21 , Century 21 Publishing Ltd, "Lady Penelope" strip.
In un-named Lady Penelope strip Parker is shown piloting a plane.TV21 Summer Extra (1965) City Magazines in co-operation with A.P. Films (Merchandising ) Ltd. July 1965, pp. 10-13. Story later reprinted as 'The Enemy Spy' in Thunderbirds comic issues 57 and 58
Ex safe-cracker, perfect butler and chauffeur to Lady Penelope. Age 52The Thunderbirds Information Sheet. This document provides definitive proof of the official birth order of the Tracy boys. It was mailed directly from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's office to fans who wrote in requesting information about International Rescue. The document we have (see menu to the left, "TB Info Sheet"): a picture of it was sent originally to Peter Singleton on April 4, 1966. It was signed by Una, Gerry Anderson's secretary, on his behalf. Pete Singleton shared it with Stephen La Riviere (TB 1965), who shared it with TICipedia webmistress Jaimi Sorrell on June 10, 2017 (and later publicly as well on the TB 1965 Facebook page).
Age given as 53 and birthdate 30th May. Dutch Source: TV2000 comic Jan 6th 1968
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