Four Feather Falls was the third puppet TV show produced by A P Films.
It was based on an idea by Barry Gray, who also wrote the show’s music.
The series was the first to use an early version of Supermarionation puppetry.
Thirty-nine 13-minute episodes were produced, broadcast by Granada from 25th February until 17th November 1960.
The setting is the late 19th-century fictional Kansas town of Four Feather Falls, where the hero of the series,
Tex Tucker, is a sheriff. The four feathers of the title refers to four magical feathers given to Tex by the Indian chief
Kalamakooya as a reward for saving his grandson: two of the feathers allowed Tex’s guns to swivel and fire without being
touched whenever he was in danger, whilst the other two conferred the power of speech on Tex’s horse and dog.
Tex’s speaking voice was provided by Nicholas Parsons, and his singing voice by Michael Holliday.
The series was repeated on British television right up to 1968.
The complete series was released on DVD