The Britt Allcroft Company

The Britt Allcroft Company

The Britt Allcroft Company was a company created by Britt Allcroft and Angus Wright in 1983. The company changed its name to Gullane Entertainment in 2000 which in 2002 was taken over by HIT Entertainment.

It produced shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends", "Magic Adventures of Mumfie" and "Shining Time Station".

Purchased the assets to Neil Buchanan's company, The Media Merchants Television Company Ltd. with the rights to Art Attack and ZZZap!.

*"Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" -- First aired 1984. TV series which was based on the books "The Railway Series" by Wilbert Awdry. This was narrated by Ringo Starr, Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Alec Baldwin and George Carlin.

*"Shining Time Station" -- First aired 1989. A live-action series about a station featuring a cast of characters such as Stacy the Station Manager, Schemer the Arcade Owner and Mr. Conductor who tells many stories about "Thomas the Tank Engine" and friends.

*"" -- First aired 1990. A live-action Christmas special of the same series. As the adults bicker over who will play Santa's Helper, Matt and Tanya are left to play with Vicki, a girl unwilling to experience the joys of the season. Featuring Lloyd Bridges as Mr. Nicholas, this holiday special features Christmas Carols by The Juke Box Puppet Band and a Thomas the Tank Engine story told by Ringo Starr as Mr. Conductor.

*"Magic Adventures of Mumfie" -- First aired 1994. Based on a series of books by Katharine Tozar featuring Mumfie and his friends. A musical adventure featuring the voice of Patrick Breen.

*"Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales" -- First aired 1997. A spinoff show of "Shining Time Station". Hosted by George Carlin, this series includes five Thomas stories and a song.

*"Captain Pugwash" -- First aired 1998. Captain Pugwash and his mates search for treasure on the Black Pig against the evil Cut Throat Jake. Originally based on characters by John Ryan.

*"Eckhart" -- First aired 2000. About a little mouse and his friends who has a lot of adventures traveling around the world.

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