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"Please stop! I'd rather be back with the chatterbox engines!"
— Murdoch
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Peace and Quiet
Director(s)

David Mitton

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Writer(s)

Paul Larson

Narrator

Michael Angelis
(UK/US)
Michael Brandon
(US)

Air date

October 28th,
2003 (UK)
March 2nd,
2004 (US)
November 3rd,
2004 (AUS)

Previous episode

The Runaway
Elephant

Next episode

Fergus Breaks
the Rules
/
Thomas and the
Search for Fergus

Peace and Quiet is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season.

Plot

Sir Topham Hatt brings in a big engine named Murdoch to help with the heavy workload. Murdoch is annoyed by Harvey and Salty's chatter and is relieved when he gets to take a goods train through the countryside. But he gets no happiness there when he is stopped by some sheep on the line. After Toby brings a farmer to shoo away the sheep, Murdoch appreciates the resulting quiet. When he returns to the sheds, he happily listens to one of Salty's tales.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • Stock footage from Fish is used.
  • In a still picture, Arthur is not in the shed next to Harvey, Salty, and Murdoch.
  • A faceless Bulstrode model can be seen in the second scene of the episode.
  • In a deleted scene at Wellsworth, something white can be seen behind the station.
  • This episode might have been filmed around the same time as Gordon and Spencer as in a deleted scene, Gordon, Clarabel, and Cyril are at Wellsworth in the same positions as they were in the aforementioned episode.
  • Salty says, "Have you worked Marseille?" Marseille is a city in southern France known for its large harbour.
  • In Japan, this episode is called "Calm after the Sheep".
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Duck until the twelfth season, excluding a stock footage cameo in Not So Hasty Puddings.

Goofs

  • When Murdoch puffs into the coaling plant, Duck is shunting trucks. In the next scene, Duck is on another line and Percy has disappeared.
  • After Murdoch passes Percy and Duck, he has the train he pulls the next day.
  • When Murdoch is about to depart from Brendam, his eyes look strange.
  • The narrator says "The farmer and his dog went to work", but the farmer has two dogs.
  • Murdoch could have just whistled at the sheep to get them out of his way.
  • When Murdoch tells Harvey and Salty off, Harvey does not have a face.
  • Near the end when Murdoch was smiling about Salty's story, his eyes went odd for a second.
  • The number of the few black sheep amongst the flock keeps changing.
  • When Murdoch returns the shed in the last scene Emily is there too, but in the last two shots she has disappeared.

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