The Trumptonshire Trilogy   Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley

On this page - in order - "Trumptonshire Tales" live event .... Some Brian Cant ephemera .... BBC Radio 4 documentary ....
Music video "in the style of" by British supergroup "Radiohead" .... "Spitting Image" tv sketch.

And .... New for 2020 .... the 1971 Fenwick department store display,which has its own page here
" Trumptonshire Tales "
What  ?
An 80 minute live stage event featuring a one-to-one between Brian Cant and Phill Jupitus.
They chatted about all things Trumptonshire with clips from the series.And there were filmed interviews with creator Gordon Murray and chief animator,Bob Bura.With a full episode to round it all off.

When   ? 
Its debut was at the Encounters Animation Festival in Bristol on March 11th,2007.
It was a sell-out and was followed by a repeat performance at the London Barbican on May 27th,2007,which also had the added bonus of a live,one-off appearance by Bob Bura of Bura & Hardwick fame.
Then there was a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a week long residency at The Pleasance Beyond venue.
August 7th to 14th excluding Monday 13th £10 for adults & £8 for kids & concessions. And cheap at double the price.
The lady in the 2nd pic is Brian's wife,Cherry,who is Fern Britton's sister. Which I hope she's not heartily sick of being reminded of.
A 1 page "where are they now" type article from 2004
A luxurious 3 page Play School wallow from 2006 with news of all your PS favourites
I've added a 2007 interview he did with the Scotsman newspaper HERE

Why   ?
Well,"why not ?" of course !
Originally just intended as a one-off for the Bristol festival.But supply had to meet demand,so it branched out.And it was officially taken to Edinburgh by 'Encounters' -the Bristol-based International Festival of Animation & Short Film,with additional support from Aardman (the producers of Wallace & Gromit of course). 
And my sincere thanks to Pam Beddard at for this info. Pics courtesy of Anja Dalton, Watershed Media Centre

Why Phill Jupitus   ? (And,yes,it is double ' L ')
He also narrated the Radio 4 documentary produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Camberwick Green's 1st broadcast in Jan.2006. (transcript further down this page)
And the following press release gives an insight into why he was more than happy to do both ......

-"As a child,the 15 minutes a week when I could escape to Trumpton or Camberwick Green were my most treasured.Now that I'm a parent,I've watched them again and been stunned and thrilled to see that they still have the power to captivate and charm-and that the magic works both on me and a new generation" 

Any follow-up  ?
No.That was it.

Footnotes  ?
Nice to see Brian in good form. Although the presence of the Windy figure was probably a little unfortunate as he'd previously admitted his promotional overtures to the Robert Harrop firm that made it were ignored  !
Oh,and the things on the screen in the 1st pic are just Encounters Festival sponsors,in case you were wondering.
Some Brian Cant ephemera
BBC Radio 4 documentary

A 30 minute BBC Radio 4 programme produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Camberwick's 1st broadcast.
Titled "Here is a Box,a Musical Box",it aired on Tuesday 10th January,2006 at 11.30am.

Interviews were interspersed with series clips and linked by narrator and fan,Phill Jupitus.
I've had to slightly edit some comments,purely to try and make them a little more readable.

There are no startling revelations.But it all adds to the story.And I've put the full transcript,on its own page, here.

 Radiohead music video

Video for the track called "Burn the Witch". Released in May 2016 by one of the world's most successful bands.

A hommage to the cult low budget 1970's British movie "The Wicker Man" done in the style of Camberwick & Trumpton 

Although most of the worldwide,young {-ish} audience would probably be completely unaware of two such old,and singularly British,influences. .....ignoring the almost universally panned 2006 Wicker remake with Nicolas Cage.

1988 Spitting Image tv sketch

Sadly the footage quality is quite poor for this one.But it's a rare find,so let's just be thankful to the person who uploaded it.

In view of the costs involved,it's quite unusual to see stop motion used for something as throwaway as a tv sketch.
But because it was such a successful series the money was available and they used it to great cutting effect here.
And,for anyone that doesn't know,Nicholas Ridley was Secretary Of State for the Enviroment 1987-9.
And finally,for now .... 1971 Fenwick Department store display .... has its own page here