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"Who put this here?"
— Monty crashing into the lightning tree
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A Tale For Thomas
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Paul Larson

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Previous episode

A Happy Day
for Percy

Next episode

Thomas and
the Moles

A Tale for Thomas is a Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, released on Thomas' Trusty Friends.

Plot

Thomas is taking Jack and Alfie to the forest to stop a large old tree from falling after being struck by lightning. But as the machines make their way towards the tree, Max and Monty carelessly race around the forest and crash into the tree, causing it to start falling. Alfie, Oliver and Kelly hold the tree up while Jack goes to Thomas for the props. He returns in time and the tree is saved.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • A working title for this episode was "The Lightning Tree", although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
  • In Germany, this episode is called "A Story For Thomas".
  • This is the first episode on the Australian DVD, Thomas' Trusty Friends but is not first in its original filming.

Goofs

  • When Kelly arrives to help hold up the tree, Oliver shudders for a few seconds.
  • In the close up of Thomas after Jack leaves with the props, there is a small hole above his left buffer, and his lamp appears to be damaged.
  • A brakevan should have been added to Thomas' train.
  • Kelly states that the lightning tree is the tallest in the forest. However, this is inaccurate, as many other trees appear larger in height and in width.
  • It seems illogical that it would take three machines to hold up one tree.
  • The title is misleading, as the plot doesn't center on Thomas being given a story.

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