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The Classic Series refers to the first seven seasons of the television series. Episodes from these seasons were five minutes and thirty seconds long, including the introduction and credits. Each season also had an amount of twenty-six episodes. The series was created by Britt Allcroft, and was directed by David Mitton.

"The Unaired Pilot"

The Unaired Pilot was the pre-production test episode of the television series. The pilot was based on Down the Mine and had simpler sets, fewer characters, and flatter lighting. Because it was a test pilot, the episode never aired on television and was only viewed in a test screening.

First season

The first season of the television series is the first season of the television series. It aired in the United Kingdom in 1984 and in the United States in 1989. This season was originally narrated by Ringo Starr in both the US and UK, and was later re-narrated by George Carlin for the US.

Characters introduced:

Highlights:

  • The first season to be narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • The only season where all of the episodes are adapted from the Reverend W. Awdry's stories.

Second season

The second season of the television series aired in the United Kingdom in 1986 and in the United States in 1989. This season was originally narrated by Ringo Starr in both the US and UK, and was later re-narrated by George Carlin for the US.

Characters Introduced:

Highlights:

  • The first season to feature stories by Christopher Awdry.
  • The first season to feature a story not adapted from the Railway Series.
  • Final season to be narrated by Ringo Starr.

Third Season

The third season of the television series aired in 1991 in the United Kingdom and United States. This season was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and by George Carlin in the US.

Characters introduced:

Highlights:

  • First season to be narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and George Carlin in the US.
  • Britt Allcroft's first season as producer.
  • First season to have episodes not based off of material by either Awdry.

Fourth season

The fourth season of the television series aired in the United Kingdom in 1994 and in the United States in 1995. It was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and by George Carlin in the US.

Characters introduced:

Highlights:

  • First season to feature the Skarloey Railway.
  • The last TV series production to adapt Railway Series material until The Adventure Begins.
  • George Carlin's last season as narrator.
  • Last season to be featured on Shining Time Station as well as the only season to be featured on Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales.
  • This season introduced the most new characters, to date.

Fifth Season

The fifth season of the television series aired in the United Kingdom in 1998 and the United States in 1999. It was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Alec Baldwin in the US.

Characters Introduced:

Highlights:

  • The first season to have episodes narrated by Alec Baldwin for the US dub.
  • The last season to be filmed in full screen.
  • First season not to include any stories from the Railway Series.

Sixth Season

The sixth season of the television series aired in the United Kingdom in 2002 and in the United States in 2003. It was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Alec Baldwin in the US, with some episodes redubbed by Michael Brandon.

Characters Introduced:

Highlights:

  • The final season to be narrated by Alec Baldwin in the US.
  • The first season featuring episodes re-narrated by Michael Brandon.
  • The first season to feature a full writing staff.
  • The first season to be filmed in widescreen.
  • Although Monty (Max's Twin), Patrick, Nelson and Buster are also part of The Pack, they were not seen until the spin-off series was released on the DVD, Thomas' Trusty Friends.

Seventh Season

The seventh season of the television series aired in the United Kingdom in 2003 and in the United States in 2004. It was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US.

Characters Introduced:

Highlights:

  • The first season to have Michael Brandon as the narrator of the US dub.
  • The last season to use the classic opening titles and theme.

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