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""It makes me proud to be an excavator!""
— Alfie
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A Visit from Thomas
Director(s)

Steve Asquith

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Paul Dawson

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Next episode

Jack Owns Up

A Visit from Thomas is a Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, released on Thomas' Trusty Friends/On Site With Thomas

Plot

Thomas takes the Fat Controller to see the site for the new school the Pack are preparing. After the Fat Controller leaves, Max tells Oliver to hurry up, but he takes no notice. However, his bucket hits something hard buried in the ground. Oliver's operator suggests that it could be important, so the Foreman calls Miss Jenny, who calls the Fat Controller, who calls the Experts. The Experts realise that Oliver has discovered a dinosaur bone. Using his chisel, Oliver digs away more earth to uncover a complete dinosaur skeleton. A photographer takes a picture of Oliver with the dinosaur and the following day, Thomas brings the Fat Controller, who shows the Pack that Oliver is on the front page of the Sodor Times with the headline: "Digger Digs Dino!"

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Locations

Trivia

  • This episode was originally to be titled "Oliversaurus", although that title name is listed on Virgin TV Anywhere's website.
  • Stock footage from Toby's Windmill is used, as is mirrored stock footage from Three Cheers for Thomas.

Goofs

  • When the narrator says "The Fat Controller had given land for the school." the scene is mirrored.
  • The soil from around the dinosaur should have been dug out more carefully.
  • The title is misleading as the plot does not centre around Thomas's visit.
  • The dinosaur skeleton is clearly that of a Triceratops which lived only in North America, so it would be impossible for one to be dug up in Great Britain.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Netherlands Thomas Visits

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