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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends 

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This series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.
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Oct 2021

Thomas must keep a promise to Gordon, even though it means forfeiting a race with a competitive Diesel.

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Emily worries she doesn't have a best friend, but, when the other engines help her out of a tricky situation, she realises she's been surrounded by best friends all along.

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Series cast summary:
Michael Angelis ...  Narrator (UK) / ... 336 episodes, 1991-2012
Keith Wickham ...  Gordon (UK) / ... 245 episodes, 2009-2020
Michael Brandon ...  Narrator (US) / ... 239 episodes, 2002-2012
Kerry Shale ...  Gordon (US) / ... 211 episodes, 2009-2020
Teresa Gallagher ...  Annie and Clarabel (UK & US) / ... 186 episodes, 2010-2020
Matt Wilkinson Matt Wilkinson ...  Cranky (UK) / ... 154 episodes, 2009-2020
William Hope ...  Edward (US) / ... 142 episodes, 2010-2020
John Hasler John Hasler ...  Thomas (UK) / ... 139 episodes, 2015-2020
Joseph May ...  Thomas (US) 139 episodes, 2015-2020


The series is set in the fictional island of Sodor, located in the Irish Sea. Sodor is depicted as located in Cumbria, near the historical town of Barrow-in-Furness Thomas the Tank Engine is an anthropomorphic steam locomotive, with a design loosely based on the LB&SCR E2 class (1913-1963). Thomas and his associates work at the North Western Railway, the main standard gauge rail network of Sodor. The series focuses on their work relationship. Written by Dimos I

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As the narrator of the American version, George Carlin was nervous about recording his narration without an audience, so the producers put a stuffed teddy bear in the booth with him. See more »


[repeated line]
Thomas: Well, bust my buffers!
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Crazy Credits

[UK version only] During the fifth season, Michael Angelis (the narrator) is not credited in the opening titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the first two series of "Thomas the Tank Engine" were broadcast in the UK, some of the episodes were linked with a montage of each engine being surrounded by a crowd, with a name plate in front of them. See more »


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my favorite childhood show a very good series
16 March 2011 | by mervclanSee all my reviews

Thomas the tank engine is one of my favorite shows as kid and still is its number 3 of my favorite shows after doctor who and the simpsons I just a really big fan of Thomas as kid used to get the toys and the hornby models used to make up my own storys about them I do a series about them know and got three bachmann Thomas models which are Thomas James and Edward and I am planing to do my own layout with my train models I used to have the dvds of this series I had classic storys of Thomas of season 1 2 3 4 and 5 I also had season 6 and the movie okay the show is about Thomas a talking train who works very hard and finds out about things my favorite characters are Herny Edward Terrence Duck Percy Duke and almost all of the characters this is a great show for kids see you don't have to grow up soon you can be a boy and a girl you can never be old for this show okay some teenagers like ones who think they are really cool are going to be bored with it but if you have been a fan of this series even as a kid you will love it this show is just great and is very well done I give this show a 10 out of 10 very good.

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