time you're skipping down the street,
Think about the shoes upon your feet..."
Shoe Town is a magic world hidden at the back
of an old Shoe Repair Shop.
It's where PC Boot, Margot, Wellington, Trampy,
Baby Bootee, Sgt Major,
Charlie, Flip Flop and others dwell - old
shoes discarded by their owners but
hoarded by the shoe mender who can't bear
to part with them. Shoe Town is
a bright busy place where each smiling shoe
has his or her own home.
Sgt Major lives at Drill Hall, Margot at Swan
Lake Cottage, Charlie at Little
Big Top, Trampy has Tumbledown House and PC
Boot dwells at Shoe Street
Shoe Town adventures are usually gentle affairs
concerning missing shoe
folk, gathering up jumble for the Jumble Sale
or preparing for fun at the fair.
But all of the Shoe Town residents keep their eyes
open for Sneaker, a thieving
training shoe with a burglar's mask, black beret
and swag bag (Boo! - Hiss!).
"The Shoe People" series was created
by James Driscoll who went on to bring us
"Digswell the Space Dog".. Assisting
in the development of the characters was
the multitalented Rob Lee. He was the co-creator
of Fireman Sam, he originated
and he's worked on SuperTed.
Trivia Hounds will also spy the name of Moody
Blues legend Justin Hayward
on the music credit and indeed, will hear
him singing the theme tune he wrote
for the series. Narrator Philip Whitchurch
is a popular character actor with
tv credits including "Sharpe's Rifles",
"The Bill", "Monarch of the Glen" and most
recognisably, the sitcom "My Hero" in
which he played the ever-so-slightly-barking
character of Tyler.
A number of Shoe People tie-in books and annuals
were published in the
1980s including a quartet of Mini World picture
books and a series of Rob Lee
illustrated storybooks from Storm Publishing -
these latter titles even featured
details of a Shoe People Children's Club with
a club certificate, badge and poster...
Here are all the shoes of Shoe Town, and
their regular haunts...
Boot / Shoe Town Police Station
Charlie / Little Big Top
Trampy / Tumbledown House
Sgt Major / Drill Hall
Margot / Swan Lake Cottage
Baby Bootee / Swan Lake Cottage
Wellington / Puddle Villa
Guilder Van Der Clog / Shoe Town Windmill
Potter / Shoe Town Railway Station
Sneaker / Everywhere!
Flip Flop / The seaside
Sid Slipper / Shoe Town Park
Can You Keep a Secret?
The Fair Comes to Shoetown
Sergeant Major Delay
at Shoetown Railway Station
A Day at the Seaside Sneaker
Windmill Has Stopped
Trampy's Birthday Surprise A
Job for Wellington
A Rainy Day Problem The
Tea at the Little Big Top Where's
Fun and Games in the Park Trampy
Mows the Lawn
Charlie's Car The
Great Sledge Race
PC Boot to the Rescue The
Trampy's Dream Our
Very Own Circus
People on DVD
Shoe People: Complete series
2 / all 26 episodes / Revelation Films / August 2004
Shoe People created by James Driscoll
a Fairwater Films production for
The Shoe People Ltd
prod associate: Malcolm
exec prod: James
character des: Rob
Music / Justin Hayward
asst anim: Chris
pain & trace
trace & paint: Jude
Griffin, Ceri Griffin,
Phillips, Jenny Thomissen
rostrum cam: Peter
sound & dubb: Eco
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