Trumptonshire 3dvd Box Set : Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Chigley - Complete Collection -  £8.49 delivered @ HMV
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Trumptonshire 3dvd Box Set : Trumpton, Camberwick Green, Chigley - Complete Collection - £8.49 delivered @ HMV

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Found 2nd Dec 2009Made hot 2nd Dec 2009
This charming collection features the complete collections of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley

Box set of the fondly remembered animation from Gordon Murray and his team set in the market town of Trumpton, 'a short bus-ride from Camberwick Green'. All the favourite characters are here - Mr, Clamp the Greengrocer, Chippy Minton the Carpenter, Raggy Dan the Rag and Bone Man and of course, the trumpton Fire Brigade. The songs were sung and the narration beautifully delivered by Brian Cant.

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Good deal, but currently out of stock.

Do they have Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb?

Ingliston;7079419

Do they have Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb?



Of course... the Trumpton Fire Brigade led by Captain Flack will appear in most of the "Trumpton" episodes.

Q: How do you make a band stand?
A: Take all their chairs away.


Whilst waiting for stock to be available again...

Try saying Brian, the narrator's, surname without sounding rude.

Ah... the innocence of a child.

BFN,

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[EDIT]: There seems to be a shortage of these DVD sets across many online retailers.

Zavvi, for instance, are listing at £9.85 but "Availability: Usually dispatched within a month".

Don't plan for a delivery in time for Christmas Day.

Rented 1 of the trumpton DVDs from Lovefilm and I couldn't watch it the quality was so bad

Hipknoteyes;7089434

Rented 1 of the trumpton DVDs from Lovefilm and I couldn't watch it the … Rented 1 of the trumpton DVDs from Lovefilm and I couldn't watch it the quality was so bad



I was reading yesterday that the original master tapes of the three series had been lost prior to the digitally-restored DVD production (in 2008) & the surviving copies suffered from technical flaws.

The restoration has improved picture quality in places, but a number of episodes show a "rubber picture" effect. The image seems to stretch in & out from the centre of the screen probably due to warping of the source film.

In some cases, where the issues were greatest, scenes were cut from the episodes. If you did manage to watch the DVDs you may have seen that the opening sequence of the Trumpton Clock is not present on every episode, for instance. Other scenes were cut including fire station & fire engine sequences, & some of the band stand at the end of the episodes.

Such a pity. I was looking forward to watching these again, but seeing a poor transition to DVD may spoil my childhood memories meaning I don't think it is worth the risk (although I would like to sit with my kids & see what they make of the shows today).

I believe that the "Nick Jr." TV channel has been re-running the series recently.

Had anybody seen it or, indeed, watching the DVDs all the way through?

Hopefully advancements in technology in future years can help with fixing the digital representations of the warped footage, but if nobody buys the DVD sets now (because of the quality) then there will be no revenue for the production company to use to finance the additional work.

D’oh!

PS. I found a fan-based site yesterday with some interesting information about the entire series & each of the main members of the cast & crew…

“Trumptonshire Web” run by Richard Evans (with a copyright quoted between 1996 & 2000, but revisions to some pages in 2003):

[ t-web.co.uk ]

BFN,

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