Thomas & Friends (1984– )
"Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" (original title)

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

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Trivia

Three real engines have been featured on the show - Stepney has made a number of appearances, and City of Truro and Flying Scotsman played minor roles in the third season. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »

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Spin-off Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996) See more »

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Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
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Composed by Mike O' Donnell & Junior Campbell
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Amazing!
25 January 2002 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

Thomas the Tank Engine has been around on the television since 1984, and its clear to see why. Everything is made to a great standard of quality, and it offers a sense of originality.

Who would of thought that The Reverend Wilbert Awdry had originally only written these stories as bed time stories for Christopher Awdry, when he was ill. These stories were first written during the 1920's, and when they eventually got published into books, known as The Railway Series, and then onto television.

Although not all the stories are based on The Railway Series lately, they still have the same impact.

I think its safe to say that Thomas and his friends will be around for a very long time to come.


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