Peter The Postman
Peter The Postman has an eventful day as his deliveries cause a mixture
of joy and chaos.
Windy Miller falls asleep. When he awakens, the sails of his windmill have
stopped turning and he needs assistance to get them going again.
Mr Crockett The
Mr Crockett attends to Mickey Murphy's delivery van that has broken down.
Later, after visiting Mr Crockett's garage for a fill-up, Jonathan Bell
the farmer challenges Windy Miller to a race.
Doctor Mopp visits patients all around the village, carries out a routine
medical examination at Pippin Fort and even attends to a cow with a nasty
cough. It's all in a day's work!
Farmer Bell is worried when his regular customers don't want his eggs anymore.
A rival supplier has taken his business - but who is it?
Captain Snort sends his troops to help out the villagers with little tasks,
but one of the soldiers goes missing.
Paddy Murphy works at the dairy, collecting supplies and making deliveries.
But an accident causes the loss of a day's milk - who can he turn to for
When Roger Varley tries to clean up after sweeping the chimney at the bakery,
he discovers that the water supply has been cut off. Fortunately, Windy
Miller knows what to do - touch a sweep's collar for luck!
PC McGarry is trying to track down anyone fishing illegally when a call
for help arrives - a swarm of bees has descended upon the bakery! PC McGarry
and the soldiers from Pippin Fort can't help, but they know a man who can.
Mr Dagenham The
Mr Dagenham visits one of his satisfied customers, Jonathan Bell the farmer,
then goes to Pippin Fort to attempt to sell a helicopter. He doesn't sell
it, but it comes in useful when Windy Miller needs to repair his mill.
Mr Carraway makes his deliveries to the mill and to Pippin Fort, telling
stories of the sea to his customers.
Mr Murphy the baker burns his hands and can't bake his usual orders, so
Private Lumley is sent in from Pippin Fort to help. Unfortunately Lumley
isn't the brightest of the soldiers and chaos ensues.
and her Baby
Village gossip Mrs Honeyman jumps to the wrong conclusion when she sees
workmen arrive in Camberwick Green, and organises a protest against the
green being dug up.
Anyone who was a child in the late 60s and 70s will remember
that when the music box plays, you are about to meet someone new from 'Camberwick
Forming part of the Trumptonshire family of classic children's
programmes, 'Camberwick Green' was probably the one of the three shows,
including 'Trumpton' and 'Chigley' that people most remember. Series creator
Gordon Murray captured an idyllic vision of English village life and made
its inhabitants some of the most loved characters on children's television.
From PC McGarry to Mrs Honeyman, each episode highlighted
a Camberwick Green resident as they emerged from the music box at the beginning
of each show. From then on we had a pleasant story about each one of the
characters, which taught youngest a little lesson about life and doing something
Probably the most loved character of the show and even in
British children television history is Windy Miller. Living in his windmill
just outside Camberwick Green, Windy became an instant cult classic figure
that is still as recognisable today as he ever was. Everyone remembers the
sound of his windmill and the way he could time walking into the mill between
the sails of the mill.
As children's television becomes filled with cartoons and
people dressed up in costumes, 'Camberwick Green' takes you back to an age
where everything was innocent and wholesome. If you have young children
or you just want to be nostalgic, take a trip back to a village that will
always welcome you.
Presented in 4x3 Full Screen with a Dolby 1.0 soundtrack the transfer
is good, especially when you bear in mind that the show was made in 1966.
View images from 'Trumpton', 'Camberwick Green' and 'Chigley' and a map
Previews of 'Trap Door', 'Trumptonshire', 'Lavender Castle', 'Postman
Pat and the Great Dinosaur Hunt' and 'Little Red Tractor - Glorious Mud'
The DVD extras for the release of a children's classic are extremely
disappointing. Commentaries should have been a must and the lack of a
true making of… is almost criminal. While watching all digitally remastered
episodes might be enough for some, fans of the show will be disappointed
by the lack of extras.
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