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Fireman Sam
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Format Stop-motion
Created by Dave Gingell
Dave Jones
Rob Lee
Written by

Nia Ceidiog

Rob Lee

Country of origin Wales
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 33
Production
Producer(s) Ian Frampton
John Walker
Running time

10 minutes (series)


20 minutes (Christmas special episode)

Production company(s) Bumper Films and S4C (1985-1994)
Broadcast
Original channel

S4C (Wales)

BBC One (United Kingdom)

CBeebies (United Kingdom) 

ABC (Australia)

Original run 17 November 1987 – 9 December 1994

Fireman Sam (Welsh: Sam Tân) is a British stop-motion 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, England. They took their idea to artist/writer Rob Lee who developed the concept who saw potential in the series and commissioned it. Fireman Sam first appeared as Sam Tan (Sam Fire in Welsh) on S4C in 1987 and later that year on BBC One. The original series finished in 1994, but a new series which expanded the character cast commenced in 2005. The series has been sold to over 40 countries, from Australia to Norway and is used across the United Kingdom to promote fire safety. 

Many of the crewmembers also worked on Joshua Jones.

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