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Season 21 / Episode 8 and airs on 27 September 2017 06:50
Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 9 October 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher during his recovery from measles. From Series one to four, many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.
Thomas is late delivering a goods train to Brendam Docks. In his rush, he bumps into some trucks, causing chaos around the dockyard. Not wanting to get into trouble, Thomas blames his accident on a made-up engine called Geoffrey. The rumour spreads and soon everyone wants to meet Geoffrey.
Henrietta reminds Toby to fill up on coal, which makes him frustrated and forget to do so. He runs out at Crocks Scrap Yard, leaving him stuck with Reg. Edward sees him twice and Salty comes up with the idea that Toby is going to be scrapped. This is only supported by Reg lifting Toby up into the air to get their attention. The idea spreads and everyone believes Toby will soon be scrapped.
The Fat Controller is anxious as two grumpy inspectors have come to inspect the railway, starting with Thomas. Everything seemed to be against him that day though and the inspectors are not impressed. The gold watch of one of the inspectors is found inside Annie. To prevent an even worse report, Thomas helps return the lost pocket watch to the railway inspector.
After he sees the Fat Controller's grandchildren with chickenpox, Henry worries about catching the disease himself. This feeling grows stronger after he sees Thomas, Paxton and Gordon with spots that he thinks are due to chickenpox.
Toad spots a stranded whale on the beach, but Duck and Oliver do not believe him. As Oliver puffs by Bluff's Cove again, he soon finds out that there is a whale and calls the Search and Rescue Team. However, the tide is too far out for the whale to be towed back to sea, but Toad has an idea to save the day.
One night, Percy's mail run takes longer than usual and thus he is running too late to pick up Farmer McColl's sheep for the Maithwaite spring fair. While collecting his train, he biffs into the cattle truck too hard causing it to collide with a rail and make a hole in it. Every time Percy stops along his journey, his sheep escape by running out of the hole and Thomas, Annie and Clarabel find the sheep all along the branch line.
Brendam Docks is quiet, so the Fat Controller tells Salty that he is going to a dockside onthe Mainlandto help out. Salty is delighted at first, until he is told the Vicarstown Bridge is under repair, so he will have to go by sea. His imagination runs away with him as he believes scary monsters will be out at sea, so he tries to keep himself busy in an attempt to stay on the island.
Mavis has an accident at Anopha Quarry and is sent to the Dieselworks. Den is sent to take her place, while Dart has to stay at the Dieselworks. However, the two always work together and they fear being without the other.
Thomas does not wait for his load of pipes to be tied down at the shunting yards and when he rounds a sharp bend, the pipes fall off his flatbed and Hiro derails. Thomas feels guilty, especially when he fears the Steamworks will not have any spare parts for him. Wanting to help his friend, Thomas ventures into Hiro's old hideout to see if he can try to salvage some left behind parts for Hiro.
Emily's new piston rods are stranded at the depot. Wanting an excuse to have fun in the snow, Kevin goes out to find them. He soon gets stuck in the snow. Fearful of what has happened to his assistant, Victor goes out looking for him, despite his hatred of snow.
Spencer has to stay on Sodor for a while as the Vicarstown Bridge has been blocked. One night, he tells everyone he saved the Duke and Duchess from an abominable snowman, worrying Henry. The next morning, Spencer has to work with Henry. Spencer seizes this opportunity to tease him about an abominable snowman which causes Henry to become paranoid about meeting one.
Thomas is sent to take a special crate to the Town Square from the docks, but Cranky accidentally drops the crate and he hides it away from Thomas, so he cannot find it. Salty eventually finds it, but Thomas drops it again, before it is revealed what is really inside the crate.
Diesel starts causing trouble at Christmas time and he gets visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Diesel now meets up with two other ghostly engines.The Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Future and he later finds the Fat Controller still at Knapford during the Earl's Christmas party at Ulfstead Castle.
Stephen is a slow engine, but one day, when the Sodor Suspension Bridge collapses, he tries to stop Gordon from crossing the bridge.
Spencer has to take the Duke and Duchess of Boxford to Castle Lochfor Lord Callan's birthday and he, Thomas and Bertie start boasting about which amount of wheels are best, but Spencer's valve gear snaps, so the Duke and Duchess decide to ride in Thomas instead, who gets stuck behind a fallen tree, then they ride in Bertie who gets a wheel flat after driving over some nails laying in the road, then Mr. Percival calls Harold the helicopter so he can take them to Castle Loch.
The Sodor United Football Team are having a match against Barrow football team and Thomas and James are sent to take them to Dryaw FC, but they start competing against one another to see who can get to Dryaw first, which causes confusion and delay.
Caitlin ends up getting stuck behind Emily who has broken down when she and Connor are having a race and Caitlin takes Emily to the Steamworks and she is amazed how fast Caitlin can go.
A new diesel boxcab named Philip arrives on Sodor, who is very chatty and enthusiastic. He tries to prove to Gordon that he can go really fast and has a race with him, only to turn out that Gordon never actually took part.
Philip starts showing-off to James saying that he is very strong, so James tries to prove him wrong, but he pulls far too many trucks which causes him to have an accident on a bridge and Philip sacrifices himself by making James land on his roof.
A mother and her noisy baby want to have a ride on Thomas' train, but the baby keeps crying which leads to irritation to Thomas and the passengers.
Henry has had an accident at the hill leading to Ulfstead Castle after hitting a fallen rock and Rocky is sent to help out, but his coupling snaps when the rock hits him and he plunges down the hill and derails and the Search and Rescue Team have to work together to put him back on the rails again.
Bill and Ben say that Timothy is no help at all at the clay pits so they can have some fun, so Timothy is then sent to work at the docks to work with Porter who was on his own due to the fact that Salty had been sent to help out on the Mainland,Emily was being repaired at the Steamworks and Mavis was being repaired at the Dieselworks, but when Salty returns to Sodor, Timothy worries what the clay pits would look like during his arrival.
Percy overhears some workmen talking and thinks the Fat Controller is leaving Sodor, so he and the other engines go on strike at Tidmouth Sheds.
The Search and Rescue Team celebrate their one-thousandth rescue anniversary and Percy is sent to take the Mayor of Sodor to the centre, but Diesel is jealous and makes Percy go to an old disused quarry while he gets the job of taking the mayor. Percy however crashes into a flood and so does Diesel and the Search and Rescue Team come to the rescue.
Lost Property: Problems occur when inspectors arrive. Henry Spot'sTrouble: Sir Topham Hatt's grandchildren get the chicken pox.
Who's Geoffrey: Thomas causes an accident and makes up a story about a visiting engine from the mainland who caused it. The Truth About Toby: Toby has loose side plates Toby ends up stuck in the scrap yard when he runs out of coal and the story that he is going to be scrapped spreads across the island.
The snow causes trouble for the engines.
Spencer keeps teasing Henry about the abominal snowman.
When Toad, Oliver's brake van, spots a stranded whale on the beach, the Fat Controller alerts the Search and Rescue Centre, who decide to take it by rail to Brendam Docks where they can release it back into the water. Oliver may not like Toad's singing but it keeps the whale nice and calm en route.
Percy is late collecting some sheep for an agricultural fair and is in such a hurry to get going that he doesn't realise that he has made a hole in the back of his wagon. One by one the sheep escape without Percy realising until Thomas catches up with him.
Salty is being sent to help out at a port on the mainland, but the bridge is out and he must travel by ship. Suddenly all those scary stories about sea monsters that he loves to tell begin to scare him too...
Best friends Den and Dart work together at the Dieselworks and are rarely separated, but when Mavis has an accident, the Fat Controller sends Den to work at the quarry until she is repaired. Den worries about taking on a new job on his own, especially when Mavis warns him how troublesome the trucks can be.
Thomas feels guilty when he accidentally causes Hiro to be derailed and sent to the Steam works, but when he sets off for the woods in the hope of finding material to speed up the repair work, he forgets to tell anyone where he is going.
The Logging Locos don't know what to do and that makes them sad. Thomas is sure he can help. His friends Den and Dart at the Diesel works will fix Ol' Wheezy easily! But Dart can't fix him and neither can Den, so Thomas tries to fix Ol' Wheezy himself!
John Hasler(Thomas UK 2015-)
Martin Sherman(Thomas, Percy, Diesel)
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