1 9 6 7 (UK)
13 x 15 minute episodes
Here is the clock – The Trumpton clock
Telling the time, Steadily, Sensibly
Never too quickly, never too slowly
Telling the time . . .
Not far from Camberwick Green is Trumpton, a bustling town deep in the county of Trumptonshire.
A typical day in Trumpton will find Mr Munnings busily printing posters for the Fire Brigade’s Band Concerts – every Thursday at 2:30pm at the bandstand in Trumpton Park.
Mrs Cobbit will be selling flowers in the market square and Miss Lovelace arranging the window display in her hat shop or taking her three ‘pekes’ (Mitzy, Lulu and Daphne) for a walk.
As always, The Mayor will be keeping order from the Town Hall while Chippy Minton and his son Nibbs dash about mending things.
But Trumpton is probably best remembered for Captain Flack’s roll-call of firemen outside Trumpton Fire Station: “Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb”.
This fictional town (A lovely little town with a statue of Queen Victoria in the middle of the square) was the creation of Gordon Murray and the capital of Trumptonshire, with nearby villages Camberwick Green and Chigley having their own separate series. Brian Cant provided the narration.
Trumpton was a very quickly realised sequel coming in the wake of the success of Camberwick Green. Experienced children’s writer Alison Prince was brought in to help speed up production.
Creator Gordon Murray acknowledged it was her input that enabled 13 episodes to be made within nine months. All the original figures and scenery from Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley were burnt by Murray once production had ceased.
The Mayor of Trumpton
Mr Troop the Town Clerk
Philby the Chauffeur
Mr Crockett the Park Keeper
Mr Munnings the Printer
Miss Lovelace the Hat Maker
Mitzy, Daphne & Lulu (her Pekinese dogs)
Mrs Cobbit the Flower Seller
Chippy Minton the Carpenter
Dora Minton, his wife
Nibbs Minton, his son
Nick Fisher the Bill Poster
Mr Antonio the ice cream man
Mr Clamp the Greengrocer
Mr Boult the borough engineer
Raggy Dan, the Rag and Bone Man
Fireman Pugh #1
Fireman Pugh #2
Fireman Barney McGrew
Walter Harkin the Painter