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Season 21 / Episode 7 and airs on 26 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.
The only new coaches Emily can find are Annie and Clarabel. Thomas notices her with them and demands them back. The other engines are also angry with her, though Emily doesn't understand why. Meanwhile, Thomas collects new coaches and glumly thinks they're for himself. He heads straight for a section of track where two lines cross each other, where Oliver has broken down, and Emily has to save the both of them.
Percy is worried over a wobbly line and tries to tell the Fat Controller, but he's too late as Thomas sets off to collect a prize bull. It starts to rain, and Thomas gets trapped in a landslide. Percy believes Thomas is in trouble and goes off to rescue him.
Fergus believes he can keep Bill and Ben under control. He orders them about, telling them to "do it right" whenever they cause mischief. Bill and Ben become fed up with it, and decide to rebel. While pushing the rock rusher through the quarry, a rocks fall onto the tracks, and Fergus pushes Bill and Ben out of the way, leaving himself to be buried in rocks.
Skarloey puffs across a damaged bridge, and ends up dangling over the river below. Rheneas pulls him to safety, but Skarloey is afraid to cross it again. Rheneas has to take both of their trucks now, but runs out of water on the bridge. Skarloey must overcome his fear to save Rheneas.
Edward is excited when he is to take the brass band to a concert. Bad luck comes though, as a huge boiler from a ship knocks Edward on his side. Bertie takes the brass band to the concert as Edward is at the Works, but gets bogged down in mud.
Thomas, Percy and Henry are sent to collect coal trucks and take them to the docks. Emily is worried as she keeps seeing a line of water behind Henry. Thomas and Percy don't believe Henry is ill though and leave him a long line of trucks.
Gordon is irritated James covered him in mud at the washdown, so he tricks him into collecting the Queen of Sodor. He doesn't realise it is actually an old barge until he arrives. James is determined to prove that he can stay clean, even while pulling a dirty barge.
The Refreshment Lady is very busy, so Peter Sam is chosen to take her around the railway to find a spot for her new tea-shop. She can't decide, making Peter Sam disappointed. That night, a storm rolls across the island, and Peter Sam and Rusty find a solution to the problem.
A new tank engine named Arthur has a spotless record, meaning he has never been naughty or had an accident. Thomas gets a cheeky idea and plays a trick on Arthur to spoil his spotless record.
Toby's favourite place is the old windmill.One day, he is so distracted by its sails that he damages the flour sacks in his train. The windmill is put in further danger when it is struck by lightning.
Donald and Douglas like Castle Loch, as it reminds them of their old home in Scotland. They are instructed to take a special load for its special reopening. Douglas teases Percy about a possible monster, and he and Donald get into an argument. Disaster strikes when a fallen tree and landslide leave them stranded all night, leaving the twins to worry about the monster.
Rheneas is concerned he won't be special enough for some schoolchildren. His driver shows the children landmarks he sees daily. He is diverted onto an old mountain line and has a wild ride.
Salty collects Fergus from the Smelters. On the way home, Salty and Fergus come across the Lighthouse, with its generator broken down, which endangers a ship out at sea.
Oliver hates snow, though Toad thinks snow is splendid. They slowly see a giant snowman being built. While taking a special train to a mountain village, Oliver slips on some icy rails and he and Toad must spend the night in the snowman.
The Fat Controller is looking for engines to run the coastal line. Arthur wishes to, as he's already been there and sees it as his favourite place. Thomas is chosen instead, who complains about the smell of fish. A set of faulty points diverts Thomas onto an old pier and he falls into a tidal pool. Arthur is sent to help, and takes the fish to the Docks just in time. The Fat Controller needs a replacement, so Arthur swiftly volunteers.
When Duncan is asked to take an elephant statue to a new park, he carelessly leaves behind the brake van. He can't stop in time, and the elephant statue flies into the pond.
Murdoch arrives to lend a "hand" in the goods work. He gets annoyed when Salty and Harvey continuously ask questions. He longs for quiet time in the countryside but is dismayed when he encounters a flock of sheep.
Diesel is sent to help Fergus at the Cement Works, though he has not changed since his last visit as he causes confusion and delay. Diesel becomes annoyed with Fergus constantly telling him off. To get rid of him, he tricks Fergus into venturing into the scrapyard.
More summer holidaymakers are flocking to Sodor, but Thomas and Emily are being repaired, so no-one is running the branch line. The Fat Controller goes to Bulgy, who is delighted to be put back into service. Bulgy is restored and is brought back to his old field for the night. The hens miss their home and creep aboard in his luggage racks, without Bulgy noticing.
The Vicar is organising a Village Fete, and Thomas and Percy are taking goods and passengers. Harold feels left out of the celebrations and wishes to help in some way. He gets his chance when Pegasus, the carthorse, is stuck in a ditch.
Skarloey is often delayed as he has to take workmen to repair the line, and the Fat Controller is worried he may be late to the opening of the new station.. Harold has engine trouble, so the Fat Controller and Lady Hatt choose to ride the hot air balloon instead. The balloon's burner runs out of fuel, but they land in a tree next to Skarloey, who takes them to the grand opening.
The engines are celebrating May Day, and they are all decorated. James comes up with a "Best Dressed Engine" competition. Gordon wants to join, but sees decorations as undignified However, he becomes decorated anyway, though not in the way anyone expected.
Gordon is diverted onto a siding to a allow a sleek, silver engine to pass by. At the sheds, Gordon meets the splendid but arrogant streamliner named Spencer. Spencer is taking his owners, the Duke and Duchess, on a sightseeing trip of Sodor. Gordon advises Spencer to take on water, but he refuses to listen. This gets him into trouble as he runs out of water on Gordon's Hill.
Thomas is cross with Elizabeth for telling him he's not reliable enough when The Fat Controller assigns her to deliver some Christmas Puddings to the harbour.
Elizabeth gets stuck in a snowdrift, so Thomas and Terence have to rescue her in order for everyone to get their Christmas puddings on time.
Rusty hits a bump on an old bridge, so he alerts the other engines about it. Duncan doesn't trust him, especially when he needs more coal for the journey home. The nearest coal bunker was on the other side of the bridge, but Skarloey warns him not to cross it. Duncan doesn't listen, but runs out of coal and stops on the bridge. The bridge starts to collapse with the extra weight.
Thomas has to take some children to their annual sports day, and starts to dream of winning a medal. Thomas tells Percy and Bertie he wishes to have a medal too, so Percy suggests having a race. Thomas races Bertie again, but he has to stop as the Fat Controller explains he left the Sports Day medals at Knapford and orders Thomas go and collect them.
John Hasler(Thomas UK 2015-)
Martin Sherman(Thomas, Percy, Diesel)
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