The Snowman

Jump to: navigation, search
The Snowman Logo

The Snowman is a television adaptation based on a children's book by British author Raymond Briggs, published in 1978. The adaptation was made in 1982 and has remained a timeless classic, it also enjoys successive repeats each year on UK Television.

It features the one full song, "Walking in the Air" which was written specially for it and performed by a St Paul's Cathedral choirboy, Peter Auty. The song was released as a single, reaching number 5 in the UK charts, sung by Welsh chorister Aled Jones.

The show has also been a huge success internationally, showing in Japan, Korea, and other European countries. It has also gained a cult status in the US. There is also a Snowman stage show which tours the UK annually.

Theme Music

Walking in the Air was the main piece of music featured in the Snowman, it was written by Howard Blake and was performed by Peter Auty. It was later released as a single by Aled Jones. All the music from the Snowman is available on the official Soundtrack, see the merchandise section below.


We're walking in the air
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly

I'm holding very tight
I'm riding in the midnight blue
I'm finding I can fly so high above with you

Far across the world
The villages go by like trees
the rivers and the hills
The forest and the streams

Children gaze open mouth
Taken by suprise
Nobody down below believes their eyes

We're surfing in the air
We're swimming in the frozen sky
We're drifting over icy
mountains floating by

Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep
Arousing of a mighty monster from its sleep

We're walking in the air
We're floating in the midnight sky
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly


There is a large variety of merchandise (Soft Toys, Games, Books)
available from the official Snowman Shop which can be found here.


The Snowman - Special Edition
Snowman Special Edition.jpg


Raymond Briggs Double Edition - The Snowman/Father Christmas
Snowman The Snowman and Father Christmas.jpg



The Snowman Soundtrack - Howard Blake
Snowman The Snowman Soundtrack CD.jpg



External Links