On location at the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, ITV Wales correspondent Rob Shelley spoke to Christopher about the birth of the Railway Series, the popularity and the television series.
Included in the report was footage on the Talyllyn Railway on the day of the anniversary, a clip from the episode Being Percy, images of the books, the recent Royal Mail stamp collections and more.
An extended interview with Christopher Awdry is also available to view, however people outside the UK will not be able to view the interview, but can see the report on YouTube as uploaded by BusterTheSteamroller.
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