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Tugs (stylized as TUGS) is a British children's television series first broadcast in 1988. It was created by the producers of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Robert D. Cardona and David Mitton.[1] The series deals with the adventures of two anthropomorphized tugboat fleets, the Star Fleet and the Z-Stacks, who compete against each other in the fictional Bigg City Port.

The series was set in the Roaring Twenties, and was produced by Tugs Ltd., for Television South (TVS) and Clearwater Features Ltd.[2] The music was composed byJunior Campbell and Mike O'Donnell,[1] who also wrote the music for Thomas & Friends.[3]

Due to the bankruptcy of Television South, the series did not continue production past 13 episodes. Following the initial airing of the series throughout 1989, television rights were sold to an unknown party, while all models and sets from the series sold to Britt Allcroft. Modified set props and tugboat models were used in Thomas & Friends from 1991 onwards, with footage from the original program being heavily dubbed and edited for use in the American children's Salty's Lighthouse (Series).

1 Sunshine Gloria Tors David Mitton 20 min (VHS) 15 min (TV)
2 Pirate

Tarquin Cardona

from a story by David Mitton

David Mitton 20 min (VHS) 15 min (TV)
3 Trapped Chris Tulloch Chris Tulloch 15 min
4 Jinxed David Mitton David Mitton 15 min
5 Quarantine Tarquin Cardona David Mitton 15 min
6 High Winds Chris Tulloch Chris Tulloch 15 min
7 Ghosts Robert D. Cardona

Robert D. Cardona

15 min
8 Up River David Mitton David Mitton 15 min
9 Warrior Chris Tulloch Chris Tulloch 15 min
10 High Tide David Mitton David Mitton 15 min
11 Munitions David Mitton David Mitton 20 min (VHS) 15 min (TV)
12 Regatta David Mitton David Mitton 20 min (VHS) 15 min (TV)
13 Bigg Freeze Roy Russell David Mitton 15 min

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