Wilbert Awdry (1911–1997)

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Wilbert Awdry was born on June 15, 1911 in Romsey, Hampshire, England as Wilbert Vere Awdry. He was a writer, known for Thomas & Friends (1984), The Railway Series and Thomas: The Trainz Adventures (2013). He was married to Margaret Awdry. He died on March 21, 1997. See full bio »

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(1984-2020)
(2014-2021)
(1989-1991)

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 2021 Thomas & Friends (railway series) (announced)
  The Railway Series (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot ... (as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2020-2021 Thomas & Friends Storytime (TV Mini Series) (railway series - 72 episodes)
- The Christmas Coffeepot (2021) ... (railway series - as Reverend W. Awdry)
- A Cranky Christmas (2021) ... (railway series - as Reverend W. Awdry)
- Percy and the Enormous Pumpkin (2021) ... (railway series - as Reverend W. Awdry)
- Flatbeds of Fear (2021) ... (railway series - as Reverend W. Awdry)
- Two Wheels Good (2021) ... (railway series - as Reverend W. Awdry)
  Thomas: The Trainz Adventures (TV Series) (based on The Railway Series by - 29 episodes, 2014 - 2021) (based on the original story by - 3 episodes, 2016)
- Really Useful Coach (2021) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W.Awdry)
- Scrapes and Scratches (2021) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W.Awdry)
- Mistaken Identities (2021) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W.Awdry)
- Henry's Record (2021) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W.Awdry)
- Battle of the Buses (2021) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W.Awdry)
 2021 Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go! (TV Series) (based on the railway series by - 4 episodes)
- Counting Cows (2021) ... (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Biggest Adventure Club (2021) ... (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
- Thomas Blasts Off (2021) ... (based on the railway series by)
- A Thomas Promise (2021) ... (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 2021 Thomas & Friends: The Sodor Springtime Parade (TV Mini Series short) (railway series - 2 episodes)
- Percy's Rainbow Surprise! (2021) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- The Hunt for Springtime Clues (2021) ... (railway series - uncredited)
  Thomas & Friends (TV Series) (1 episode, 2017) (railway series - 506 episodes, 1984 - 2020) (original story - 51 episodes, 1984 - 2017) (based on the railway series by - 30 episodes, 2002 - 2020) (characters - 29 episodes, 1984 - 1995) (based on The Railway Series by - 9 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (books - 1 episode, 2010) (based on The railway series by - 1 episode, 1992)
- Thomas and the Inventor's Workshop (2020) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Gordon and Rebecca, Coming Through! (2020) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev W Awdry)
- Yong Bao and the Tiger (2020) ... (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev W Awdry)
- James the Super Engine (2020) ... (based on the railway series by - as the Rev. W. Awdry)
- Thomas' Animal Friends (2020) ... (based on The Railway Series by)
  Thomas & Friends: Learning with Thomas (TV Mini Series) (railway series - 13 episodes, 2020) (based on the railway series by - 2 episodes, 2020)
- Thomas & Percy Learn About Opposites Song (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas & Percy Learn About Different Vehicles - Song (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas & Percy Learn About Emotions - Song (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas & Percy Learn About Bedtime Routine Song (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas & Percy Learn About Mixing Colours Song (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2020 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Magical Birthday Wishes (TV Mini Series) (railway series - 13 episodes)
- Thomas and the Birthday Surprise (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas and the Elephant (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas the Rubber Band (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas and the Lighthouse (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas the Rescue Engine (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2020 Thomas and the Magic Railroad: 20th Anniversary Celebration (Video) (based on the railway series - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 2020 The Sad Story of Henry - 75th Anniversary Special (Video short) (based on The Railway Series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 2020 Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery (based on the railway series by - as the Rev. W. Awdry)
 2020 Thomas & Friends: Meet the Characters! (TV Mini Series) (based on the railway series by - 1 episode)
- Duchess (2020) ... (based on the railway series by)
 2020 Thomas & Friends: Reading with Friends (TV Mini Series short) (railway series - 3 episodes)
- "Thomas and the Dinosaurs" Read by Peter Andre (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- "Thomas the Tank Engine" Read by Harry Judd (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- "Happy Birthday" Read by Spencer Matthews (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2010-2020 The Best of Thomas & Friends Clips (US) (TV Series) (railway series - 427 episodes)
- Dinosaurs on Sodor (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Rough and Tough Diesel (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Hugo the Engine of the Future (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Forgetful Sidney - Diesel Engines (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas Takes the Spotlight + More Stories (2020) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2019 Thomas & Friends: Digs & Discoveries (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Here Comes the Steam Team! (Video short) (as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2017-2018 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Aussie Football Adventure (TV Series short) (railway series - 7 episodes)
- Thomas and the Premiership Cup (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas' Adventure in Adelaide (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas and the Brownlow Medal (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas Goes to the AFL Grand Final! (2017) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Thomas Coaches His First Game of Footy! (2017) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Global Friends! (TV Mini Series) (railway series - 16 episodes)
- Thomas' Colourful Engine Friends (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Toby the Wise Rescue Engine (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Henry the Happy Sturdy Engine (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Really Useful Thomas! (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Emily the Earnest Energetic Engine (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: On the Go With Thomas (Video) (railway series - as The Rev W Awdry)
 2013-2018 Thomas & Friends: Clips (UK) (TV Series) (railway series - 187 episodes)
- Thomas the Tank Engine Compilation (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Fun with Thomas the Tank Engine - Compilation (2018) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Gator's Light Problems (2017) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- Gator Returns to Sodor (2017) ... (railway series - uncredited)
- The Very Important Passenger (2017) ... (railway series - uncredited)
 2018 Thomas & Friends: Danger at the Docks (Video) (railway series - as The Rev W Awdry)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Holiday Collection (Video) (railway series - as The Rev W Awdry)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Christmas on Sodor (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2017 The Railways of Crotoonia: Tillie to the Rescue (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Team Up with Thomas (Video) (segments "Useful Railway", "Mike's Whistle", uncredited) / (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Extraordinary Engines (Video) (as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2017 Thomas & Friends: Tales from the Rails (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Full Steam to the Rescue! (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Tinsel on the Tracks (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (based on the railway series by - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Bubbling Boilers (Short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2016 Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015-2016 Thomas & Friends: YouTube Tour (TV Series) (original story - 10 episodes)
- Mr. Perkins' Storytime: Trouble in the Shed (2016) ... (original story - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Mr. Perkins' Storytime: Sir Topham Hatt's Engines (2016) ... (original story - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Mr. Perkins' Storytime: Thomas, Terence and the Snow (2016) ... (original story - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Mr. Perkins' Storytime: Percy and Harold (2015) ... (original story - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Mr. Perkins' Storytime: Thomas & Bertie (2015) ... (original story - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Talk to You (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Tales on the Rails (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Carol (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 70 Years of Friendship (Documentary short) (characters created by - uncredited)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures (Video) (segment ": "Thomas the Tank Engines", as Rev. W. Awdry) / (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures (Video) (segment ": "Toby's Tightrope", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Fantastic Friends (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins (Video) (based on the railway series by - as The Rev W Awdry) / (original story - uncredited)
 2015 Thomas & Friends: Dinos and Discoveries (Video) (segment "The Three Railway Engines", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Signals Crossed (Video) (segment "Tank Engine Thomas Again", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (Video) (segment ": "Henry the Green Engine", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Engines to the Rescue (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Tobias and the Half-Pariah (book "Toby the Tram Engine" - as the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks (Video) (segments "Duck and the Diesel Engine", "Tramway Engines", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas & Friends: Spills and Thrills (Video) (segment "Thomas the Tank Engine", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2014 Thomas and My Little Pony (TV Series) (characters)
 2013 Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way (Video) (segment "The Little Old Engine", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2013 Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine (Video) (segment ": "Henry the Green Engine", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2013 Thomas & Friends: Animals Aboard! (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2013 Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2013 Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief (Video) (segment "Thomas the Tank Engine", as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery (based on the railway series by - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2012 Thomas: The Trainz Adventures - Shorts (TV Mini Series) (based on The Railway Series by)
 2012 Thomas & Friends: Up, Up and Away! (Video) (based on the railway series by - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2011 Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2010 Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2010 Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories (Video) (as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2010 Thomas & Friends: The Best of Thomas (Video) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2009 Thomas & Friends: Splish, Splash, Splosh! (TV Movie) (railway series - as The Rev W Awdry)
 2009 Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (Video) (based on the railway series by - as the Rev. W. Awdry)
 2009 Thomas & Friends: Percy and the Bandstand (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2008 Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery - The Movie (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2008 Thomas & Friends: Mud Glorious Mud (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2006 Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (TV Mini Series) (railway series - 13 episodes)
- Thomas' Trusty Friends (2006) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Thomas and the Moles (2006) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Tortoise and the Hare (2006) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Percy Helps Out (2006) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- Mud Glorious Mud (2006) ... (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2006 Thomas & Friends: On Site with Thomas and Other Adventures (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2005 Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines! (Video) (based on the Railway Stories by - as The Rev W Awdry)
 2005 Thomas & Friends: Percy Saves the Day & Other Adventures (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (based on the railway series by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 1997 Thomas and Friends: Hop on Board (Short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
 1995 Bookmark (TV Series) (original books written by - 1 episode)
- The Thomas the Tank Engine Man (1995) ... (original books written by)
 1994 Thomas & Friends: James Goes Buzz Buzz (Video short) (railway series - as Rev. W. Awdry)
  Shining Time Station (TV Series) ("The Railway Series" by - 3 episodes, 1989) (based on 'The Railway Series' by - 1 episode, 1991) (based on - 1 episode, 1991)
- Crackpot (1991) ... (based on 'The Railway Series' by - as the Rev W. Awdry)
- Win, Lose or Draw (1991) ... (based on - as The Rev. W. Awsry)
- Pitching in and Helping Out (1989) ... ("The Railway Series" by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
- Does It Bite? (1989) ... ("The Railway Series" by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
- A Place Unlike Any Other (1989) ... ("The Railway Series" by - as The Rev. W. Awdry)
 1970-1972 Jackanory (TV Series) (book - 10 episodes)
- The Railway Stories: Edward the Blue Engine (1972) ... (book - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Railway Stories: Percy the Small Engine (1972) ... (book - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Railway Stories: Troublesome Engines (1972) ... (book - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Railway Stories: James the Red Engine (1972) ... (book - as Rev. W. Awdry)
- The Railway Stories: Tank Engine Thomas Again (1972) ... (book - as Rev. W. Awdry)
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Rev. W. Awdry | Reverend W. Awdry | the Rev W. Awdry | the Rev W Awdry | the Rev. W. Awdry | the Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry | The Rev .W. Awdry | The Rev W Awdry | The Rev. W Awdry | The Rev. W. Awdry | The Rev. W. Awsry | The Rev. W.Awdry | The Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

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Margaret Awdry  (her death)  (3 children)
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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1996 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to children's literature. See more »

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