Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie

Fireman Sam was first broadcast on 17 November 1987 (1987-11-17). The latest broadcast was on 18 November 2017 (2017-11-18). There are 188 episodes which span nine series, a movie and live-action production. Twenty-six VHS tapes were made from 1988 to 2005 comprising all episodes from series 1 to 4, and some from series 5. There are a number of DVDs available which contain all the series. Even though it is advertised as complete, the series 1–4 DVD set is missing the episode "Snow Business", although the episode of series two "Snow Business" is on a separate DVD. Episodes from series five through eight are available on DVD but some are missing. Starting with series six, HIT Entertainment abandoned the stop-motion clay animated format for computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation and changed the location of Pontypandy from the hills of Wales to the Welsh coastal area.