OK. Don’t worry. Nothing too esoteric.
I was reading someone’s Facebook the other day when I came across a website entitled: Theme songs/lyrics/intros of UK TV programmes 1955–1990. It’s the sort of information that you can Google any time but it’s all in one place.
“Ah” I thought as I noticed the Trumpton introductory song “That reminds me. Someone asked the names of the firemen in Trumpton the other day?” Now I knew the answer to that. It was first broadcast in 1967 when I was rather too old for it. I assume that the boys did because it seems to have been repeated ad nauseam ever since. So it was not because I watched Trumpton. It was because it has cropped up so many times in conversations over the years.
I duly pronounced. Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb. Or was it Pugh, Pugh? Oh dear. My certainty evaporated. So I’ve just looked it up. It will now for ever be etched on my mind: Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb. Am I sure ? Yes. I quote from the official Trumptonshire Website: “The sound track can be a little unclear, and the names have been misquoted many times in the press and in TV trivia books, but Gordon Murray who created them insists that the Pughs were twin brothers - and he should know. “
So there we have it. The definitive answer.