And he lollops down a long,galleried corridor to either the study or library to pass on the message. Imagine if the other 2 series hadn’t been made and Chigley was a stand alone show with all the necessary continuity tweeks. He often suffers with a touch of the rheumatics. A high score for most series,but low for Trumptonshire. And because of the sparser population,a lot of familiar characters from the first 2 series reappeared throughout,helping to beef it up and tie all 3 locations together as part of the County of Trumptonshire.

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And if merchandise is an accurate gauge of popularity,then Chigley was indeed a very poor third of the three Trumptonshire series. Its a full time job, to make a garden grow Ditch digging, path trimming, tidying the greenhouse, Potting in the potting shed and cutting back shoots, Bud nipping, hedge clipping, sweeping up the leaves, Its a full time job, to make a garden grow.

Chigley also had the slightly more dubious honour of being the last of the 3 series to have a full re-run on the BBC []. Can you guess what is in it today?

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He often suffers with a touch of the rheumatics. The only thing that really seems to have caught the popular imagination was Lord Belborogh’s iconic song “time flies by when I’m the driver of the train”. It was the second series in the green, following Camberwick Green inand ahead of Chigley which was first screened in — although all the episodes were repeated many times.

Just the caption,shown above,fading into the opening scene which was always a different character just about to embark on a trip to Chigley.

Other Locations and Characters. And we do our job with zeal and with zest. Not that he ever did sadly. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. But Camberwick and Trumpton had been repeated mercilessly for nigh on 4 years by the time Chigley hit our screens.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Ask yourself the following: The most we ever get is when one says “me and my mate,Harry”. There were 13 episodes in each series, and each episode was 15 minutes long — plenty of time for a tricky situation to be sorted out.

There’s no bustling Camberwick village green or Trumpton town centre. Imagine if the other 2 series hadn’t been made and Chigley was a stand alone show with all the necessary continuity tweeks. Belborough and Brackett were involved in the 3 main stock footage sequences in Chigley: Only a relatively small number of Chigley villagers is introduced in the series, as many storylines involve existing Trumpton or Camberwick Green characters visiting Chigley.

Music was played by the Dutch organ.

Who actually remembers anything about him Bilton was a much more peripheral character. Perhaps not that surprising when you consider the tv law of diminishing returns. It is not something we would have authorised. Chigley’s debut straddled the changeover to colour. The notable song unique to Chigley, “Time flies by when I’m the driver of a cqmberwick, was always sung during these sequences. The factory is the village’s chief source of employment.

At Treddles Wharf the canal meets the railway. The Winkstead Hall estate is a large stately home whose activities, including a heritage railway, dominate life in Chigley village. And his private steam railway was used to link the various other locations.

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With a hiss, clank, glugglugggleuggle bonk. Size-wise,it was the smallest of yreen 3 locations,being little more than a hamlet. The only way to meet the cost is hold an open day.

That captivating musical box and those entrancing eight-inch-tall puppets, with heads made from ping-pong balls and clothes from foam latex, were the creation of Gordon Murray, who has died aged