Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Bandtand from Trumpton 1967

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Trumpton was first shown in 1967 on BBC1 aimed at pre school children, the show wa narated by Brian Cant (of play school fame).

The show was centred around Trumpton in trumptonshire, each week would tell the story of a different charater, each episode would alway feature the trumpton firemen.

The Fire Brigade are perhaps Trumpton's most-recognised feature. Captain Flack's roll call was recited in every episode: "Pugh! Pugh! Barney McGrew! Cuthbert! Dibble! Grubb!" with the exception of "Cuthbert's Morning Off" in which Cuthbert is omitted. They are continually being called out to attend some emergency or other (in many cases to resolve fairly trivial matters); but to Captain Flack's annoyance, never an actual fire. (One reason for this may be that both fire and water would have been too difficult to animate.) However, this doesn't stop the Fire Brigade absent-mindedly getting out the fire hose and receiving a rebuke from Captain Flack ("No no! Not the hose!"

The show wa transmiited from 3/01/1967 to 28/03/1967, and as been enjoyed by many generations of children since.

1 comment:

  1. at the end, all the characters from Camberwick Green and Trumpton are standing round the bandstand, they always play the same tune