Tugs follows the adventures and mishaps of two rival tugboat fleets: the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks.




1993   1989  




Series cast summary:
Patrick Allen ...  Captain Star / ... 13 episodes, 1989
Nigel Anthony Nigel Anthony ...  Warrior / ... 13 episodes, 1989
Sean Barrett Sean Barrett ...  Big Mac / ... 13 episodes, 1989
Simon Nash Simon Nash ...  Ten Cents 13 episodes, 1989
Shaun Prendergast ...  Sunshine / ... 13 episodes, 1989
John Baddeley John Baddeley ...  Top Hat / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Timothy Bateson ...  O.J. / ... 12 episodes, 1989
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes ...  Grampus / ... 11 episodes, 1989
Chris Tulloch Chris Tulloch ...  Zorran 10 episodes, 1989
Mike Mulloy Mike Mulloy ...  Zug / ... 8 episodes, 1989


Tugs follows the adventures and mishaps of two rival tugboat fleets: the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks.

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The models were sold to Britt Allcroft in 1991, and were used (although heavily modified) in Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends as set dressing until 2009, when it became a CGI animated series. In 2013, eighteen of the original models were sold to the Star Tugs Company Ltd. (formerly The Star Tugs Trust) with the intention of having them restored for public display. See more »


[During the opening sequence of every episode]
Narrator: The tugboat, for its size, is the most powerful craft afloat. And the Star tugs are the power behind the docks and waterways that make up the Bigg City Port. This... is Tugs.
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Throughout its entire run, none of the voice cast were ever listed in the opening or closing credits. So, naturally it has led to much debate over who voices who in the series, and certain cast members are ambiguous and unconfirmed by another member of the cast or crew See more »


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Very Good
14 February 2007 | by jfcmasonSee all my reviews

Tugs is from the creators of Thomas the Tank Engine, which features the 2 main tug companies at the Big City Port, the Stars and the Zeroes. But just because it is was made by the people who made the adventures of the bright blue engine on the Island of Sodor, in my mind is for the slightly more grown up viewer and not as much for children as they might think. The adventures are odd at times but the series is a very good one. Unfortunately it is not shown on the TV anymore and they only made one series consisting of 13 episodes, but like Famlty Towers, because only a few episodes were made, that means that they will always live on and never get old, but instead become timeless classics

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12 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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がんばれタッグス See more »

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