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|One Good Turn|
September 4th, 1992
Bill and Ben are sent to work in the yard, and as a reward for their hard work, they are allowed to have a go on the turntable.
Unfortunately, Bill is sent onto the same line as Ben, and they end up buffer to buffer. Each blames the other for the incident, and they decide to give each other the silent treatment.
Eventually, Edward and BoCo, at the end of their tether, ask the Fat Controller to intervene.
The Fat Controller decides to give them BoCo's heavy goods train, and Ben claims to be able to pull it himself. When he discovers the train is too heavy for him, the twins realise their mistake and work together to pull the train.
- Sodor China Clay Company
- Brendam Docks
- Sodor River Bridge
- Shunting Yards
- Sodor Trading Co.
- This episode was originally titled "One Good Turn...".
- In Norway, the episode's name is "Bill and Ben on the Turntable". The Italian title is "Bill and Ben Make Peace". The Dutch title is "Everything is Good". In Japan, this episode is called "Bill and Ben Fight". The German title is "Goes Around on the Turntable". The Polish title is "Freaks".
- When Bill and Ben reply "Oh yes sir, of course" to Sir Topham Hatt at the China Clay Works, there is a building in the background on the left hand side of the screen with the word 'Steve' written on it. This could be a reference to the crew member Steve Asquith.
- This episode was adapted from the magazine stories Head On and Pulling Together by Andrew Brenner.
- Ben was meant to be surprised when he sees Bill puffing towards on the same line, but instead he is smiling.
- During the side-on shot of Bill and Ben, Ben's front wobbles and then he suddenly rises briefly. Also, Ben's face is loose at the bottom.
- It is clear during the side shot of Bill and Ben hitting into each other that they are being pushed. Their wheels do not move.
- When Ben pulls up beside BoCo, the film becomes jittery.
- When Ben is pulling the train, his back wheels seem to be derailed.
- When Bill and Ben cross the bridge the second time, a sheep is tipped over.
- In the restored version, Ben is not seen pulling up alongside BoCo.
- When the Fat Controller tells Bill and Ben to go to the yards, the quarry master looks cross.
- When the narrator says, "even kind Edward lost patience," one of the twins runs past Edward on a track right next to him, but in the very next shot, when Edward says, "all this grumbling spreads bad atmosphere in the yard," the track disappears. It reappears when BoCo turns up to tell his plan.
- Brakevans should have been added to Bill and Ben's trains.