Fireman Sam: From Wales around the world
Fireman Sam (Sam Tân in his original Welsh) is a well known and established Welsh children’s TV show. It is placed in Welsh town Pontypandy (a combination of two real town names: Pontypridd and Tonypandy), and the home of firefighter Sam Jones AKA fireman Sam.
The idea for the show was brought up by two former ex-firemen Dave Gingell and Dave Jones. The original series ran from 26.12.1985 – 20.06.1994 in Wales, on Bumper Films and S4C. Fireman Sam was met with unprecedented popularity, developing from what was originally a show targeting a small Welsh audience, into from 17.11.1987 to 16.11.1994 broadcasting on BBC 1 to the entire UK, and eventually to the rest of the world.
Fireman Sam has been shown in over 40 countries around the world and has been translated more than 25 languages including being synced in Gaelic in Scotland and the Chinese Mandarin language. It has even been nominated for a Bafta for best short Animated film in 1988.
Fireman Sam brief profile:
- Hair: Dark red/Auburn
- Eyes: Sky blue
- Friends: Everyone in Pontypandy
- Crewmembers: Elvis, Penny, Ellie and Arnold
- Boss: Station Officer Steele
- Superior Officer: Chief Fire Officer Boyce
- Quote: “Just another day in Pontypandy”
- Cardiff Fire Academy
- Advanced Driving Certificate
- Trained Lifeguard
- Certified Scuba Diver
- Winter Training (HQ)
- Medal of Outstanding Bravery
- Bravery Award
- 5 More Unnamed Medal
Fireman Sam the role model with a smile keeps up his work
Fireman Sam, a shining example for boys and girls alike, continually performing good deeds with a smile on his face. Since 1987 a hero that truly can be referred to as a role-model. More than 28 years later he’s still on duty with the New series starting in 2016. Scheduled for May 7th the newest adventures of Fireman Sam will start with an Episode called “All at Airport”.
Whether young or old, boy or girl Fireman Sam fans are expected to love the new adventures our hero will explore.
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