Thomas & Friends

Weekdays at 8.25am

The current run of the ever-popular children’s animation concludes. Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the stories, the series is wholly produced in CGI, bringing a fresh, modern look to Sodor and giving the characters greater freedom to move.

The latest series of ‘Thomas & Friends’ features a number of new characters. Victor is the manager of the Sodor steam works. He is a very busy engine, but has a heart of gold and a good sense of humour. Kevin is a friendly crane who works with Victor at the steam works. While he may be inexperienced, he’s always ready to lend a helping hook. Hiro, meanwhile, was the first steam engine to arrive on the island. Originally known as the Master of the Railway, Hiro is one of the oldest and strongest engines on Sodor.

In ‘The Biggest Present of All’ on Monday, Hiro returns to the island. The Fat Controller tells Thomas and Percy that he is organising a welcome party at Knapford, but Thomas forgets to tell the other engines!

‘Snow Tracks’ on Tuesday sees Gordon deciding he is the strongest engine. Ignoring the advice of the Fat Controller not to climb any steep hills in the snow, Gordon crashes into some trucks and derails!

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Henry’s Good Deeds’. Henry wants to do something helpful – but instead he lets a herd of pigs get dirty in a field and frightens away the Sodor Warbler! Can Henry redeem himself?

In ‘Buzzy Bees’ on Thursday, Thomas is excited when he is asked to deliver the new beehives to Farmer Trotter. But when he takes a route by a flowery field, the bees buzz away and refuse to come back!

The final instalment of the current run is ‘Hiro Helps Out’ on Friday. When Hiro sees that the Fat Controller is very busy, he decides to help out by making some decisions for him. But is Hiro being as helpful as he thinks he is?

Weekdays at 8.25am

The ever-popular children’s animation continues. Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the stories, this new series is wholly produced in CGI, bringing a fresh, modern look to Sodor and giving the characters greater freedom to move.

The latest series of ‘Thomas & Friends’ features a number of new characters. Victor is the manager of the Sodor steam works. He is a very busy engine, but has a heart of gold and a good sense of humour. Kevin is a friendly crane who works with Victor at the steam works. While he may be inexperienced, he’s always ready to lend a helping hook. Hiro, meanwhile, was the first steam engine to arrive on the island. Originally known as the Master of the Railway, Hiro is one of the oldest and strongest engines on Sodor.

In ‘Toby’s New Whistle’ on Monday, Toby is fitted with a brand new three-chime whistle while his little bell is repaired. Toby finds this new device a bit daunting, so he comes up with a plan…

‘A Blooming Mess’ on Tuesday sees Knapford Station being redecorated. When Mavis does not say hello, Emily assumes she is sad and chuffs to the quarry to cheer her up with some of the new flowers – but disaster strikes!

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Thomas and the Runaway Kite’. The engines are preparing for the Sodor kite gala. The Fat Controller’s grandchildren are up on Gordon’s Hill with their multicoloured kite. When the wind blows their kite away, Thomas promises to catch it for them.

In ‘Steamy Sodor’ on Thursday, Thomas takes over at the steam works for the day when Victor has to leave. Victor tries to tell Thomas how to run the works in his absence, but Thomas doesn’t listen…

The week’s final instalment is ‘Splish Splash Splosh’ on Friday. It’s a rainy day on Sodor, with big puddles everywhere. Thomas decides to have a game of splashing puddles with Rosie. It is such good fun that he forgets to pick up the Fat Controller and Alicia Botti!

Weekdays at 8.25am

The ever-popular children’s animation returns to Milkshake! this week for a new run of railway adventures. Celebrating the show’s 65th anniversary, this brand new series is wholly produced in CGI, bringing a fresh, modern look to Sodor and giving the characters greater freedom to move.

The brand new series of ‘Thomas & Friends’ features a number of new characters. Victor is the manager of the Sodor steam works. He is a very busy engine, but has a heart of gold and a good sense of humour. Kevin is a friendly crane who works with Victor at the steam works. While he may be inexperienced, he’s always ready to lend a helping hook. Hiro, meanwhile, was the first steam engine to arrive on the island. Originally known as the Master of the Railway, Hiro is one of the oldest and strongest engines on Sodor.

In ‘Creaky Cranky’ on Monday, it is the day of the spring party at the Duke and Duchess of Boxford’s summer house. As the engines make the necessary preparations, Cranky teases Thomas, saying he can only carry light loads…

‘The Lion of Sodor’ on Tuesday sees Thomas given the job of transporting a very special statue. However, Thomas thinks his cargo is a real lion and attempts to feed it all kinds of food!

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Tickled Pink’. Whilst covered in a pink undercoat, James is asked to pick up the Fat Controller’s granddaughter, but the proud engine is worried his friends will tease him!

In ‘Double Trouble’ on Thursday, Thomas is sent to pick up the Fat Controller to take him to a birthday party. However, when he arrives at the station, the Fat Controller seems to have been replaced by a mischievous impostor…

The week’s final instalment is ‘Slippy Sodor’ on Friday. Thomas discovers he has something of a knack for comedy when an assignment to collect a cargo of bubbles goes awry.

The ever-popular children’s series continues its new run of railway adventures. Based on the original stories written by the Reverend W Awdry, Thomas & Friends invites children into a world of imagination where the exploits of a cheeky little tank engine and his trusty pals reflect all manner of life lessons. This series retains the traditional liveaction animation alongside new CGI effects that make the engines’ mouths move as they talk and allow the human characters to walk around their railway world.

In Monday’s episode, it is Mr Percival’s birthday and Sir Handel is going to tell the story of the Man in the Hills. While picking up a load of presents, Thomas finds a mysterious shape in the side of a hill and decides to reorganise Mr Percival’s party.

Tuesday’s instalment is ‘Thomas Puts the Brakes On’. Thomas has been given the job of delivering specially made blocks for the Sodor River Bridge, but things go awry when his brakes begin to fail…

Wednesday’s show, ‘Percy and the Bandstand’, sees Percy charged with taking Lady Hatt to her surprise party at the new bandstand. However, little realising the purpose of her journey, Lady Hatt instructs the engine to take her elsewhere!

In ‘Push Me, Pull You’ on Thursday, the puppet show has arrived on Sodor and Skarloey is determined to pull the special train. However, his refusal to accept help with the heavy trucks causes chaos across the railway.

And rounding off the week’s programmes on Friday is ‘Best Friends’, in which Thomas and Percy have a falling out when the former decides to keep a secret from his pal.

The ever-popular children’s series continues its new run of railway adventures. Based on the original stories written by the Reverend W Awdry, Thomas & Friends invites children into a world of imagination where the exploits of a cheeky little tank engine and his trusty pals reflect all manner of life lessons. This series retains the traditional liveaction animation alongside new CGI effects that make the engines’ mouths move as they talk and allow the human characters to walk around their railway world.

In Monday’s episode, Duncan feels hurt when, instead of a train ride, Mr Percival decides to take the twins for a birthday trip in a hot-air balloon. The upset engine lets the balloon fly away on purpose – but soon regrets his actions.

Tuesday’s instalment is ‘James Works It Out’. James ignores Hector the truck’s advice and sets off in the middle of some bad winter weather. But when he gets stuck in a snow drift, James soon wishes he had listened to Hector.

In ‘Tram Trouble’ on Wednesday, Toby is given the job of leading the parade at the first Great Waterton festival with a new tram called Flora. But Thomas thinks his friend would rather lead the parade on his own, so he distracts Flora by leading her off across the island.

In ‘Don’t Go Back’ on Thursday, Diesel challenges Thomas to a race backwards around Sodor. Unable to see where they are going, the two engines cause chaos everywhere.

And rounding off the week’s programmes on Friday is ‘Gordon Takes a Short Cut’. Gordon is a very proud engine and thinks he knows the railway better than anyone else. But when he takes a shortcut to the docks, he gets lost and refuses to ask for directions.

The ever-popular children’s series continues its new run of railway adventures. Based on the original stories written by the Reverend W Awdry, Thomas & Friends invites children into a world of imagination where the exploits of a cheeky little tank engine and his trusty pals reflect all manner of life lessons. This series retains the traditional liveaction animation alongside new CGI effects that make the engines’ mouths move as they talk and allow the human characters to walk around their railway world.

In Monday’s episode, a big, brash engine called Hank offers to help Thomas with his chores, only for the little engine to shrug off his assistance. But Thomas comes to regret being so hasty when he cracks a cylinder and needs some help!

Tuesday’s instalment, ‘Toby’s Special Surprise’, sees Toby determined to find something special on the island in order to impress Sir Topham Hatt. But after searching all over Sodor without success, he runs out of coal and must call for help.

In ‘Excellent Emily’ on Wednesday, success goes to straight to Emily’s head after the Fat Controller praises her. But she soon runs into trouble when given an important job to do. Her friends try to advise her on the best course to take, but Excellent Emily thinks she knows best – until her efforts end in disaster.

In ‘Push Me, Pull You’ on Thursday, a puppet show arrives on Sodor and Skarloey asks the Fat Controller if he can pull the special train. The trucks are very heavy, but instead of accepting Rheneas’s offer of help, Skarloey challenges him to a tug of war with the trucks.

And rounding off the week’s programmes on Friday is ‘Saved You!’. When a Sodor fireman is to be presented with a medal for bravery, Thomas decides to be a hero too. He tries to prove himself but causes havoc and disaster wherever he goes. Can he make amends?

The ever-popular children’s series returns this week for a new run of railway adventures with an enhanced look. Based on the original stories written over 60 years ago by the Reverend W Awdry, Thomas & Friends invites children into a world of imagination where the exploits of a cheeky little tank engine and his vehicular pals reflect all manner of life lessons. The series retains the traditional live-action animation of the past alongside new CGI effects that make the engines’ mouths move as they talk and allow the human characters to walk around their railway world.

In Monday’s episode, a photograph of the engines is to be taken for a big billboard, but all hell breaks loose when Diesel accidentally rolls in front of the camera and obscures Thomas!

Tuesday’s instalment, ‘Steady Eddie’, sees Edward chosen to deliver a new brass water wheel to the water works. However, there is trouble ahead when the proud engine decides to take the scenic route in order to show his friends his valuable load…

In ‘Rosie’s Funfair Special’ on Wednesday, it is carnival time on Sodor and Rosie is hoping to pull the special coaches. But when the job is given to Emily, Rosie decides to show her worth by attempting to shift the funfair herself…

In ‘Mountain Marvel’ on Thursday, the famous storyteller Miss Marvel is coming to the island to share her tale of Proteus the mystical engine. In an effort to finish his jobs in time for the story, Peter Sam takes a shortcut and crashes into a statue, inadvertently bringing the legend to life!

And rounding off the week’s programmes on Friday is ‘Henry Gets It Wrong’. When the Sodor Wishing Tree is damaged in a storm, Henry makes every effort to prevent some woodsmen from reaching it and chopping it down. However, little does he know that the woodsmen have actually come to repair the tree…

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duncan does it all (24/26)

The popular children’s animation continues this morning with some more railway adventures for the cheeky little tank engine. In this series, Thomas and his friends venture across the island of Sodor to a range of new locations. Along with some old favourites, a number of new characters make their debut, including Whiff the rubbish engine and a big, black truck named Hector the Horrid!

In this morning’s episode, Duncan becomes fed up with his straw deliveries, so he decides to try some of the other engines’ jobs instead. But he soon finds himself easily distracted…

In Monday’s episode, ‘Sir Handel in Charge’, the Thin Controller charges Sir Handel with preparing a train full of logs for Thomas to collect. But Sir Handel spends so long looking for the best engines to help him that the train still isn’t ready when Thomas arrives. Can his friends pitch in to help?

The last episode of the current run is ‘Thomas and the Big Bang’ on Tuesday. While at the Wharf, Thomas uses his new whistle to make the narrow-gauge engines jump. Soon all the other engines are blowing their whistles and causing chaos across the Wharf…

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dirty work (18/26)

The popular children’s animation continues this morning with some more railway adventures for the cheeky little tank engine. In this series, Thomas and his friends venture across the island of Sodor to a range of new locations. Along with some old favourites, a number of new characters make their debut, including Whiff the rubbish engine and a big, black truck named Hector the Horrid!

In this morning’s episode, James is given the important job of taking the mayor of Sodor to the Festival of Lights at the Scottish Castle, so he tries his very best not to get dirty…

In Monday’s episode, ‘Percy and the Left Luggage’, Percy is given four jobs: collecting holiday mail, delivering lights for the town hall, taking children to a summer party and, most importantly of all, taking Dowager Hatt’s luggage to the airport before her plane leaves. However, he has so much fun doing the first three jobs that he leaves the final job to the very last minute!

Tuesday’s instalment is ‘Thomas and the Stinky Cheese’. When Thomas is given the job of transporting a load of smelly cheese across the island, he accidentally crashes into Bert and creates a stinky mess.

Wednesday’s edition, ‘Skarloey Storms Through’, sees a storm come to the hills of Sodor. The narrow gauge engines are called to help bring the sheep to safety, but Skarloey is frightened of the lightning and hides. Will he regain his courage in time to save the flock?

On Thursday, ‘Cool Truckings’ finds Duncan unable to travel on the narrow gauge tracks because of snow. Madge the snub-nose lorry takes him by road and the two have a great time until a dangerous skid leaves them hanging over the edge of a steep valley…

And rounding off the week’s episodes on Friday is ‘Wash Behind your Buffers’. On the day of the country show and engine rally in the hills, the engineers work hard to ensure all the engines are gleaming clean. However, Madge is in such a hurry when taking the brass band up the hill that she splashes everyone with mud!

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hector the horrid (7/26)

The popular children’s animation continues its new series this morning. Along with some old favourites, a number of new characters will make their debut, including Whiff the rubbish engine and a big, black truck named Hector the Horrid!

This morningthere is a double bill, beginning with ‘Hector the Horrid.’ Thomas meets a big grumpy truck called Hector the Horrid who roars at him and scares Rosie. When Thomas decides that he has had enough, he knocks Hector flying off the track –but then discovers the real reason behind Hector’s unfriendly behaviour. Following this is ‘Don’t Be Silly Billy’, in which Thomas is given the task of showing new engine Billy what to do. Billy calls Thomas a bossy engine and races away –but soon realises that he should have listened to Thomas.

Tomorrow’s episode,‘Toby’s Triumph’ sees Toby entrusted with a special job: taking opera singer Alicia Botti to a special concert. Toby is so worried about getting something wrong that he makes lots of mistakes –until he realises that he will get the job done perfectly if he calms down.

Tuesday’s episode is ‘Thomas and the Runaway Car’, in which Thomas is chosen to deliver the Fat Controller’s brand new car to the Sodor Show. When Gordon challenges him to a race, Thomas is so determined to win that he doesn’t wait for the workmen to couple up the car’s flatbed properly –and the car ends up heading down Gordon’s Hill without him!

On Wednesday, in ‘Edward and the Mail’, Edward is given the job of delivering the post. He wants to ask for help but worries that he will look silly, so ends up making a series of errors…

Thursday’s episode is ‘Thomas and the Big Bang’. At the Wharf, Thomas uses his new whistle to make the narrow gauge engines jump. Soon, everyone is joining in the fun!

Rounding off the week’s episodes on Fridayis ‘Thomas in Trouble’. Thomas is at the fitter’s yard before a special job taking the school choir to a concert. When James teases him, Thomas wants to prove that he is OK and puffs away to collect the choir before his final inspection. But then nasty noises start coming from Thomas’s engine…

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