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'To think that Dylis Price should have more control over her son...

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AgentZigzag Sun 25-Sep-11 23:21:03 fire station resources are being needlessly used dealing with Normans shenanigans!'

It was too good a thread to miss storminabuttercup wink

Norman needs bloody taking in hand, maybe if his mum didn't work all day in the shop...? grin

plupervert Sun 25-Sep-11 23:34:16

Her life is written by others.

She is a plaything of those fates.

storminabuttercup Sun 25-Sep-11 23:34:30

I love it!

Yanbu, the child is a menace! wink

Grumpla Sun 25-Sep-11 23:36:11

Also, can someone clarify for me her relationship with Trevor? We only have an ancient video with four episodes - he doesn't appear to live with her but she bosses him about something chronic.

<thick emoticon>

AgentZigzag Sun 25-Sep-11 23:44:24

Profound, plurps.

<sits at plurps feet to receive more insights>

I believe Dylis would take whatever she could get Grumpla, I've seen her making eyes at Officer Steel.

It's all there in full colour.

Fecklessdizzy Sun 25-Sep-11 23:46:06

Working mum, see? Spawn of the Devil ... ( Flees to the hills ... )

storminabuttercup Sun 25-Sep-11 23:56:26

I think Trevor has a thing for her, but she plays with his emotions, acting all aloof! She ought to take him up on his advances, that village is lacking in decent men! Tom Thomas is clearly the best catch!

Back to Norman, I think the police should be informed, but any emergency seems to call for Sam, even ones where the coastguard is better equipped Sam steams in and takes over! He's a bit of a show off if you ask me!

cryhavoc Mon 26-Sep-11 00:00:13

Have you ever noticed that Norman and Sam have exactly the same colour hair?

And he never gets into trouble for all of his naughtiness?

Dilys has a secret I think.

staylucky Mon 26-Sep-11 00:03:39

Funny how the naughtiest boy in pontipandy is the only one from a broken home. Where is Mr Price?

storminabuttercup Mon 26-Sep-11 00:15:00

Cryhavoc, the first few times I saw the programme I thought Sam was his dad, maybe you are on to something!

working mum, unlimited supply of fruit shoots pop, i knew this was the perfect AIBU!

Hope it doesn't get pulled for naming names!

I bet lion,the cat, shits in everyone's gardens too!

Moomaloo Mon 26-Sep-11 03:40:39

Totally agree about Sam being a show off. I am waiting for the day when Elvis cracks and hits him for being such a patronising know it all.

SeoraeMaeul Mon 26-Sep-11 04:30:03

Has anyone wondered about Tom Thomas and Bronwyn? There is a couple of episodes (one about a fox and one about the cat going down a well) when there is very obvious flirting going on?!

Mildly embarrassed that I have typed that but it has preyed on my mind blush

Blueberties Mon 26-Sep-11 04:36:22

nothing to declare but unhealthy attraction for fireman sam, but is that all mothers of preschoolers


NunTheWiser Mon 26-Sep-11 04:55:20

FGS, YABSoooooU. The poor woman is a single mum working her arse off to provide for her son with no obvious support from his (unidentified) feckless father. She can't do right for doing wrong. If she stayed at home and claimed benefits, she'd be slagged off for scrounging from the state. Have you no compassion for her situation?

Dillydaydreaming Mon 26-Sep-11 06:09:52

Dylis is not that bright though, exDH always thought that Norman was the product of a one night stand with a travelling salesman who promised her the world and then bugged off.

storminabuttercup Mon 26-Sep-11 09:16:20

I have no sympathy for her though, Norman needs taking in hand! All this it takes a village to raise a child stuff doesn't happen in PontyPandy, they just let him run riot!

TheLadyEvenstar Mon 26-Sep-11 09:38:16

Fireman Sammuel "Sam" Peyton-Jones is referred to as the "hero next door", Charlie's older brother and Bronwyn's brother-in-law. He is the archetypal fireman, who remains composed in an emergency and unfailingly offers assistance to all those in need. Sam is single, but maintains a close relationship with his nephew, James, and niece, Sarah. He lives at 3 Vale Road next to Trevor Evans. Sam spends his spare time in his "inventing shed", in which he makes devices ranging from a potato picker made from old bicycle parts to a machine capable of replacing the town band. On occasion his inventive streak can undermine his emphasis on fire safety. His catchphrase is "Great fires of London!"

Fireman Elvis Cridlington provides a stark contrast to Sam in both competency and demeanour. His catchphrase is "Great balls of fire!" (2008-present season). Elvis holds aspirations of being a rock star, and his mind is often up in the clouds, dreaming of such an idea, something of which usually gets him into trouble from Steele. He is also notorious for being a bad cook. He is named for the Elvis Presley hairstyle he wears.

Station Officer Basil Steele is the chief of Pontypandy Fire Station. As a former army officer, he insists upon a high standard of both hygiene and efficiency in the station. His catchphrase in the old series was "Now who needs the fire service?" but in the new series it is "Action stations men!", which fell out of use in the CGI series. Basil may be married to Doris, a character who does not appear but whom Basil mentions in "Telly Trouble" and "Barn Fire" (Series 1). His first name, however, is changed to "Norris" in the feature length "Great Fire of Pontypandy".

Firefighter Penny Morris is the only female member of the Pontypandy fire brigade. In the original series, she only visited occasionally (hailing from Newtown fire station), although in the new series, she seems to work at Pontypandy full time. Penny doubles as a mechanic. Her ideas are often unconventional and at odds with her male colleagues, but she usually turns out to have been right. Penny is often known to go on adventures with the town's children – James and Sarah, Norman Price and Mandy Flood. A relationship between her & Elvis has been hinted more the once.

Auxiliary Fireman Trevor Evans is a West Indian auxiliary fireman with the brigade. His other job is the town's bus driver. He is known for his fondness of cricket, his awkward manner and general bad luck streak, but nonetheless exhibits a great devotion to the welfare of others (especially Dilys). In the 2005 and 2008 seasons, Trevor is no longer an auxiliary firefighter but is still the bus driver, and the spark between him and Dilys still holds strong.

Dilys Price runs the town grocery store. She is a well known gossip, and has great affection for Trevor, the bus driver (something of which poor Trevor is too shy to act upon). Dilys is the mother of town mischief-maker Norman Price, but is frequently blind to her son's troublesome ways. She dotes on her only child, or "Mummy's Little Treasure" as she sometimes calls him.

Bella Lasagne is the absent-minded town cafe owner, hailing from Italy. She is not in the 2008 season, although her cafe is still visible. Bella appears to be based on the real Welsh Italians who ran cafes known as "Bracchis" in South Wales Valleys.

Helen Flood, Caribbean born nurse and mother of Mandy Flood. (2005 season)

Mike Flood, accident-prone handyman husband of Helen and father of Mandy. He becomes a reserve fireman in the 2008 series. (2005 season)

Tom Thomas, a mountain rescue worker who hails from Australia. Tom is most often seen flying to the rescue in his helicopter or driving his SUV. He is one of few characters who does not have a Welsh accent. (2005 season).

Charlie "Charles" Jones, a fisherman, husband of Bronwyn, Sam's brother, father of Sarah and James. He is also accident-prone, especially in "Poorly Penny" when he caused every single emergency except one. He also becomes a reserve fireman. (2008 season).

Bronwyn McShell-Jones, runs the fish and chip shop/cafe, wife of Charlie, mother of Sarah and James, sister-in-law of Sam. (2008 season).

Mr. Price – Dilys' brother, Norman's uncle, Derek's father.

TheControversialJessie Mon 26-Sep-11 09:38:24

What's Bronwyn's husband called? The twins' father?

TheControversialJessie Mon 26-Sep-11 09:40:45


TheLadyEvenstar Mon 26-Sep-11 09:41:12

Oh and...

Penny Morris
Penny Morris is the only female fire officer in Pontypandy. She works very hard and is useful to have around in any crisis! Penny drives Venus, is a trained coastguard officer and also pilots Neptune, the Pontypandy lifeboat.

god i am sad looking for all this info blush

VajazzleMyMitmoo Mon 26-Sep-11 09:43:02

Surely social services would have had a word by now, with all the trouble naughty Norman Price causes.
I mean burning down his bedroom while his mother listend to that Rollercoaster rider song on his stereo thing.

paddypoopants Mon 26-Sep-11 10:01:18

I used to think Norman was Sam's secret love child but now I think maybe Sam was Dilys's secret love child conceived during a clandestine affair with a handsome stranger when she was a teenager. Then adopted by the Peyton- Jones family as a baby.
I am convinced Sam is gay and in a relationship with Tom Thomas. I was hoping for a civil partnership very soon. The ceremony interrupted by Norman getting stuck up a tree or falling down a cliff or somesuch.
Trevor used to be west indian now he appears not to be.
I love Elvis.

BedHog Mon 26-Sep-11 10:11:48

Did something sinister happen to Bella Lasagne? She suddenly disappeared and now nobody talks about her.

VajazzleMyMooCow Mon 26-Sep-11 10:16:09

Yes, she dissapeared and Bella the pussy cat only to be replaced by Lion.

Maybe a shark ate them.

TheLadyEvenstar Mon 26-Sep-11 10:47:54

Bella is absent in the 2008 series, however, her café is still seen opposite Dilys' shop, suggesting she may be on vacation to Italy

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