"Fireman Sam" is an animated comedy children's television series about a fireman called Sam, his fellow firefighters, and other townspeople in the fictional Welsh rural town of Pontypandy (a portmanteau of two real towns, Pontypridd and Tonypandy, which are situated approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) apart in the South Wales valleys). The original idea for the show came from two ex-firemen from Kent, who took their idea to artist and writer Rob Lee who developed the concept, and the show was later commissioned by S4C.
Fireman Sam first appeared in Welsh on S4C as Sam Tân in 1987, and later that year in English on BBC1. The original series finished in 1994, and a new series that expanded the character cast commenced in 2005. The series was also shown in Gaelic in Scotland, where it was known as Sam Smalaidh. The series was sold to over 40 countries and has been used across the United Kingdom to promote fire safety.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Fireman Sam - List of Fireman Sam episodes - Netflix
Fireman Sam was first broadcast on 17 November 1987 (1987-11-17). The latest broadcast was on 9 May 2018 (2018-05-09). There are 200 episodes which span nine series, a movie and live-action production. Twenty-six VHS tapes were made from 1988 to 2005 comprising all episodes from series 1 to 4, and some from series 5. There are a number of DVDs available which contain all the series. Even though it is advertised as complete, the series 1–4 DVD set is missing the episode “Snow Business”, although the episode of series two “Snow Business” is on a separate DVD. Episodes from series five through eight are available on DVD but some are missing. Starting with series six, HIT Entertainment abandoned the stop-motion clay animated format for computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation and changed the location of Pontypandy from the hills of Wales to the Welsh coastal area.
Fireman Sam - Series 6 (2008) - Netflix
The English language version of these episodes first aired in 2008.
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