Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed along the West Somerset Railway in Minehead, the British children's series The Flockton Flyer concerned a family of railroaders who were determined to keep an old-fashioned train service alive despite the opposition of local businessmen and other such antagonists. Although the family had little money and even less resources, they managed to persevere, but not without the assistance of a group of feisty youngsters. A vintage steam engine from the Great Western line was "starred" in The Flockton Flyer, which debuted over Britain's Southern Television service in 1976. All told, the series lasted for two seasons, with seven half-hour episodes produced each year.