"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 - Fireman Sam In Action - Netflix
Fireman Sam In Action is a 1996 live-action stage play and a 62-minute
film featuring three stories, Fire Station Flood Alert, Dilys’ Attic
Fire and Pontypandy Fireworks Party. It was especially filmed for video,
based on the original series, of Fireman Sam. The film was released on 1
April 1996 on BBC Video. The opening sequence of this film was filmed on
location at Aldenham Country Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England.
It features children learning fire safety with Sam played by Gary Lucas.
The show, created by Paragraph International (based at Pinewood Studios)
toured worldwide with Writer and Director, Charles Savage for 7 years
along with a Postman Pat Musical.
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