The creator of Space 1999 and UFO, Gerry Anderson, has revealed he has Alzheimer's Disease.
Mr Anderson was diagnosed 18 months ago but has spoken about it publicly for the first time after forgetting he was diagnosed with the disease.
The 83-year-old, who lives in Henley-on-Thames, said that he had lost his freedom but the disease had not affected his creativity.
Despite his Alzheimer's Anderson says he has embarked on some brand new projects and is excited about the future.
"I have written some brand new stuff, one will involve the adventures of International Rescue, a secretive organisation created to help those in grave danger using technically advanced equipment and machinery launched from its hidden Tracy Island base. I am going to call it Thunderbids" said Anderson.
"Also, I have this idea, about the exploits of a nine-year-old boy, Joe McClaine, who embarks on a double life as a schoolboy turned spy, thinking Joe 90 might be a good title. I can't wait to start writing these brand new concepts."