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Fireman Sam is a British animated comedy children's series about a fireman called Sam, his fellow firefighters, and other residents in the fictional Welsh rural village of Pontypandy (a portmanteau of two real towns, Pontypridd and Tonypandy). The original idea for the show came from two ex-firemen from London, England, who took their idea to artist and writer Rob Lee who developed the concept, and the show was commissioned.
|Genre||Stop motion (1987-2005)|
|Created by||Rob Lee|
|Voices of||John Sparkes|
|Narrated by||John Alderton(1987–1994)|
|Music by||Ben Heneghan|
|Country of origin||Wales, United Kingdom|
|Original language(s)||British-English, Welsh|
|No. of series||11|
|No. of episodes||200 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||10 minutes (series)|
20 minutes (Christmas special episode)
|Production company(s)||S4C (1987-2005)|
|Original network||Wales - S4C|
|Picture format||576i (4:3 SDTV) |
|Original release||17 November 1987 –|
|WebsiteFireman Sam first appeared as Sam Tân (Fireman Sam in Welsh) on S4C in 1987, and at the same time on BBC One. 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. The series was sold to over 40 countries and has been used across the UK to promote fire safety.|