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|“||Great Fires of London!||”|
— his main catchphrase
|Samuel Peyton Jones|
|Place of work||Pontypandy Fire Station|
|Family|| Drake Jones (father)|
Martha Jones (mother)
Charlie Jones (brother)
Bronwyn Jones (sister-in-law)
Sarah Jones (niece)
James Jones (nephew)
- Hair: Short light maroon.
- Eyes: Sky blue
- Height: 5'10".
- Family: Drake Jones (father), Martha Jones (mother), Charlie Jones (brother), Bronwyn Jones (sister-in-law) and Sarah and James (niece and nephew).
- Friends: Everyone in Pontypandy
- Chief: Station Officer Steele
- First appearance: The Kite
Original (1985-1994) series
It was made in Cardiff in Wales and broadcast in Welsh first and then in English and other languages. Sam played a main part in every episode of the first series, appearing first in The Kite Sarah and James's kite from Dilys's shop roof. In the second series, released in 1988 in English, Sam appeared in the first episode Sam's Day Off, in which he made a popcorn machine which ended up trapping him in his shed. He appeared in every subsequent second series episode afterwards. Sam's first appearance in the third series (released 1990) was in village, where he welcomes Newtown firefighter Penny Morris to the fire station. In the fourth series, released in 1994, Sam first appeared in Home from Rome, rescuing Bella Lasagne from a broken lift in a department store.
In the two specials aired in 1988, Safe with Sam and Snow Business, Sam played major parts in both. For Safe with Sam, he gave out safety advice to the people of Pontypandy in lieu of the fire station's anniversary party. In Snow Business, he rescues Trevor's bus from a snowdrift and rescued Sarah and James from breaking ice.
Sam lives in the village of Pontypandy, at 3 Vale Road. His parents are never seen in the show. He is a single man, but has a close relationship with his niece and nephew, Sarah and James, and is good friends with the villagers of Pontypandy. In the 2008 series, his brother Charlie's fish and chips shop is introduced. Sam works at the Pontypandy fire station, and usually drives Jupiter, the fire engine. He likes to spend time in his 'inventing shed' in his back garden.
Sam is a competent and brave firefighter, who keeps the people of Pontypandy safe. He considers his job to be 'the best job in the world', and often helps out in emergencies even on his days off. However, he does have an inventive streak which sometimes gets him in trouble when one of his inventions goes haywire.
"Its hard to stay away when you have the best job in the world."