FANDOM


The twentieth season of the television series began airing on 5 September 2016 in the UK and 21 October 2016 in the US.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by

Original UK
release date

Episode number #
SidneySings72 "Sidney Sings" Lee Pressman 5th September 2016 #01
One day, Percy has an accident and the Fat Controller assigns Sidney to deliver a new set of wheels from the docks. Thomas comes up with a song to remind Sidney of his job, but Sidney gets distracted and he ends up going to numerous other places on the island.
Toby'sNewFriend "Toby's New Friend" Andrew Brenner 6th September 2016 #02
Philip sees Toby for the first time and is under the impression that Toby is a diesel boxcab. He tries to befriend him, but Toby finds him too overwhelming. Philip persists however, insisting they have a race to the quarry, believing that friends have to like all of the same things.
HenryGetsTheExpress23 "Henry Gets the Express" Helen Farrall 7th September 2016 #03
When Gordon is late pulling the express Henry is given the job instead and Gordon has to take goods for the rest of the day, causing much annoyance and turmoil for him.
DieselandtheDucklings109 "Diesel and the Ducklings" Lee Pressman 8th September 2016 #04
Diesel struggles to maintain his rough demeanour after he finds some ducklings. Thomas comes across this and blackmails him to behave by threatening to tell 'Arry and Bert about Diesel's ducklings. Diesel tries to be kind, but he becomes split between being threatened by Thomas and looking tough in front of 'Arry and Bert.
BradfordtheBrakeVan "Bradford the Brake Van" Lee Pressman 9th September 2016 #05
The Troublesome Trucks are causing lots of trouble for poor Thomas. Samson's new brake van Bradford arrives from the Mainland and offers to keep them in order. He does so with skill and all of the engines want to travel with him. Things take a turn for the worse though as Bradford constantly urges the engines to strictly follow the rules, causing delays with their trains.
SavingTime40 "Saving Time" Andrew Brenner 21st November 2016 #06
Samson boasts to the other engines that he has been given a unique and important job by going to the Blue Mountain Quarry, only for Thomas to prove him wrong as he has been given the same task. Determined to prove himself special, Samson tries to save time by taking as many trucks as he can to the docks.
RyanandDaisy18 "Ryan and Daisy" Davey Moore 22nd November 2016 #07
The Fat Controller gives Ryan and Daisy new jobs, but Daisy does not feel like taking on the extra work. To get out of it, she manipulates Ryan into taking care of her new responsibilities. Ryan agrees, but has so many jobs at once that it results in confusion and delay.
PoutyJames100 "Pouty James" Andrew Brenner 23rd November 2016 #08
James is showing off too much, so the Fat Controller takes away his coaches, telling him to change his attitude. The others only think he is being sulky. James is shut up in the shed until he promises to behave, though he is being so grumpy about pulling goods trains that he still causes trouble.
BlownAway117 "Blown Away" Helen Farrall 24th November 2016 #09
When a storm arrives on the Little Western, Skiff tries to warn everyone about the storm. Whilst Captain Joe goes off to check on the pirate ship, Skiff's anchor breaks away and the sailboat is sent running down the branch line until he hits a fallen branch. Meanwhile, Duck and Oliver are tasked with bringing all the passengers home safely and Skiff realises it is up to him to save them and the passengers from certain disaster.
TheWaySheDoesIt100 "The Way She Does It" Davey Moore 25th November 2016 #10
The Fat Controller asks Daisy to take special passengers, making her so excited she boasts to other engines about it. Her stubbornness to impress them gets in the way and she does not allow any of her other passengers into her, only to find out her special passengers are puppet show managers and her other passengers were going to it.
MuckingAbout62 "Mucking About" Davey Moore 5th June 2017 #11
Thomas enjoys the competition of Max and Monty but begins to question his friendship as Max and Monty mess about while working, affecting Thomas' work. Edward advises Thomas to ignore them. His suspicions prove correct as Max and Monty dump their waste on the rails, causing Thomas to derail.
CautiousConnor35 "Cautious Connor" Andrew Brenner 6th June 2017 #12
Connor boasts of being a fast engine, but one day, he breaks down on the Island of Sodor and goes to the Steamworks to be repaired. Connor starts to get worried it will happen again if he goes too fast and after that, Connor starts to become the slowest engine on the island. They even start to worry that Connor would never go fast again.
AllinVain82 "All in Vain" Helen Farrall 7th June 2017 #13
James is asked to take the Mayor and the Fat Controller to a party at Callan Castle, but has to do other jobs first and every job he does, he gets dirtier and dirtier. He finally has the chance for a washdown, but James is horrified to find a scratch in his paintwork. He goes to the Steamworks for the scratch to be painted, but leaves before the paint dries and is mortified to find leaves, twigs and dust stuck to his paintwork.
BuckledTracksandBumpyTrucks87 "Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks"
"Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Cars"
Lee Pressman 8th June 2017 #14
One sunny day, the tracks buckle and bend and Dowager Hatt gives the Fat Controller a new hat, which everyone calls a safari hat. The Fat Controller gets sick of everyone teasing him and tries to find a way to get rid of it. Meanwhile, a piece of rubbish from Whiff's trucks falls out and lands on the ground causing a fire. Belle derails due to the buckled rails, meaning a solution has to be found.
TitforTat48 "Tit for Tat" Andrew Brenner 9th June 2017 #15
Based on the story of the same name from Small Railway Engines.

Some visitors come to the island to take photos of engines. They visit the Arlesdale Railway and take pictures of the small engines, but Bert is cross that they will not take pictures of him. As they are driving, they spray Bert with mud and Bert wants to take revenge on them. He devises a plan by giving one of them a soaking ride.

Mike'sWhistle77 "Mike's Whistle" Andrew Brenner 12th June 2017 #16
Based on the story of the same name from Small Railway Engines.

Duck's driver boils an egg in his whistle, which is now clogged and makes a funny noise. The engines tease Duck about his whistle, especially Mike who says engines without whistles are improper engines. Later, he pulls passengers on the line and encounters a cow. He blows his whistle so hard that it flies far away into a field. Mike insists they look for his lost whistle, but the passengers decide to whistle for him instead.

UsefulRailway85 "Useful Railway" Andrew Brenner 13th June 2017 #17
Based on the story of the same name from Small Railway Engines.

Mike is annoyed of always being stuck behind animals, Rex boasts to the small engines about how easy wool deliveries are. The Small Controller gives him the first wool train. Willie the tractor driver accidentally drops his load of wool onto the tracks, which causes Rex to derail.

TheRailcarAndTheCoaches15 "The Railcar and the Coaches" Davey Moore 7th November 2016 (DVD)
29th December 2016 (TV)
#18
Thomas is put on quarry duty and there is little passenger traffic on the Harwick Branch Line, so Daisy takes his passengers. Daisy only belittles Annie and Clarabel as she passes by their shed. One day, she has to use them and the coaches get their own back, though their plan backfired as intended.
LoveMeTender108 "Love Me Tender" Davey Moore 7th November 2016 (DVD)
28th December 2016 (TV)
#19
Donald and Douglas argue with each-other as they clear snow from the tracks. The argument becomes so heated that the two pull in opposite directions, resulting in Douglas' tender breaking away and Douglas being stranded in the snow. Donald soon realises this and hurries to find his twin.
LetterstoSanta99 "Letters to Santa" Helen Farrall 7th November 2016 (DVD)
27th December 2016 (TV)
#20
Percy must deliver Santa's Christmas letters to Vicarstown urgently, but a sack of letters is left behind at Dryaw. Harold tries to take them to Percy, but the little engine only thinks he is only mocking his speed. After a snow heap blocks off a tunnel, Harold takes the mail to Vicarstown instead, but ends up getting stuck on the Mainland afterwards. Percy later finds him and decides to repay Harold for his good deed.
HenryintheDark77 "Henry in the Dark" Lee Pressman 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
24th July 2017 (TV)
#21
Henry is accidentally given some "glow-in-the-dark" paint at the Steamworks and is confused as to why everyone he comes across runs away from him. It is shown that his paint is glowing and laughs at the misunderstanding. When the others tease him for being a scaredy engine, Henry devises a plan to get them back.
ThreeSteamEnginesGruff102 "Three Steam Engines Gruff" Andrew Brenner 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
25th July 2017 (TV)
#22
One night, Percy is frightened by a strange sound from under the bridge at the Watermill. Toby is worried, though Thomas does not believe it to be true, until he too hears the sound. Toby and Percy believe it is a troll telling the story of how three goats had to cross a bridge with a troll under it. All three engines become terrified of passing the bridge until it is revealed the sound was only coming from a cow stuck under the bridge.
EngineoftheFuture57 "Engine of the Future" Andrew Brenner 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
26th July 2017 (TV)
#23
When a rail Zeppelin called Hugo comes to Sodor, everyone at first is very impressed. However, Stephen is concerned they will be replaced by engines like Hugo, making the engines worry about their future. They take their anxiety out on Hugo, making him feel unwelcome.
HugoandtheAirship57 "Hugo and the Airship" Andrew Brenner 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
27th July 2017 (TV)
#24
After word of an airship resembling Hugo spreads, Hugo feels he should be able to fly just like it. He gets some encouragement from Skiff and tries to take off into the sky like an airship on Gordon's Hill, like his non-rail aerial counterpart.
TheMissingBreakdownTrain26 "The Missing Breakdown Train" Davey Moore 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
28th July 2017 (TV)
#25
Judy and Jerome are upset that they are never taken out any more as Rocky is now the official crane of the island. Ryan, who feels sorry for them, takes Judy and Jerome out for a change of scenery. He takes them to Arlesburgh Harbour which they find boring after a while, leading to Duck and Oliver taking them around the island. Eventually, Daisy has an accident and Ryan has to find them.
SkiffandtheMermaid84 "Skiff and the Mermaid" Helen Farrall 3rd April 2017 (DVD)
31st July 2017 (TV)
#26
Skiff hears word of a mermaid statue arriving at a museum at Arlesburgh Harbour, believing it is real. Later on when the Fat Controller and his grandchildren want to have a ride in Skiff, he mistakes a whale's tail in the water for a mermaid and ends up dragging the Fat Controller on him to the sea in search of it. The Fat Controller does not know how to drive him, resulting in the two of them getting stuck on an island at Bluff's Cove.
TheChristmasCoffeepot113 "The Christmas Coffeepot" Helen Farrall 24th October 2016 (DVD) #27
Marion hears a voice behind a tree and assumes the tree is talking. She tries to tell everyone, but nobody believes her. Thomas becomes curious and investigates, only to rediscover Glynn the Coffeepot Engine. He and Percy are worried he will be scrapped, but it turns out he will be restored by the Earl.
OvertheHill82 "Over the Hill" Helen Farrall 24th October 2016 (DVD) #28
Stephen becomes jealous of all the attention Glynn is receiving from the Earl and becomes worried he will become a stationary attraction at his new railway museum. To determine who will be the exhibit, Stephen challenges Glynn to a race.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

Be Good to Your Friends

Patience and Rules

A Time for Sharing

Cast

UK and AUS

  • Mark Moraghan as the narrator
  • John Hasler as Thomas and Rheneas
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Harvey, Whiff, Glynn, Salty, Norman, Sir Handel, Bert, Harold, Captain, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Willie, the Bird Watcher, the Railway Inspectors, the Welsh Bird Watcher, the Grumpy Passenger, the Great Railway Show Judge, the Male Puppet Show Entertainer, the Policeman, the Museum Manager, Franz, the Knapford Stationmaster, the Wellsworth Stationmaster, the Kellsthorpe Road Stationmaster, Some Washdown Workmen, Some Quarry Workers and Some Passengers
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy and Trevor
  • Rob Rackstraw as James (Tit for Tat only), Toby, Donald, Hugo, Flynn, Bradford, Fergus Duncan, the Thin Clergyman, the Welsh Bird Watcher (Mike's Whistle only), Some Quarry Workers, Douglas' Driver and Some Passengers
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter, Ryan, Paxton, Peter Sam, Jack, Mike's Driver and Some Passengers
  • Joe Mills as Douglas, Oliver and Toad
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel, 'Arry and a Workman
  • Matt Wilkinson as Stanley, Rocky, Cranky, Kevin, Captain Joe, Bert's Driver, Rex's Driver and Some Passengers
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Belle, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, Lady Hatt, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, the Duchess of Boxford, the Blond-haired Boy, the Ginger-haired Boy, the Female Puppet Show Entertainer and Some Passengers
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike, Jerome, Max and Oliver the Excavator
  • Jonathan Forbes as Connor
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan, Rex, the Fat Clergyman and Duck's Driver
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Bob Golding as Stephen, Sidney, a Railway Inspector and a Steamworks Worker
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • William Hope as Iron Bert
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip and Monty
  • David Menkin as Porter (Pouty James only)
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Jules de Jongh as Caitlin
  • Christopher Ragland as the Troublesome Trucks

USA and CAN

  • Mark Moraghan as the narrator
  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Whiff, Iron Bert, Rocky and the Blonde-haired Boy
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Diesel, 'Arry, Harold, Max, Kevin, a Signalman and a Dryaw Station Worker
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Donald, Stanley (Saving Time), Hugo, Flynn, Bradford, Monty, Fergus Duncan, the Thin Clergyman, the Welsh Bird Watcher (Mike's Whistle only), Some Quarry Workers, Douglas' Driver and Some Passengers
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy, Trevor and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily, Caitlin, Lady Hatt, the Duchess of Boxford and the Ginger-haired Boy (Pouty James)
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Ryan, Paxton, Peter Sam, Mike's Driver and Passengers
  • Joe Mills as Douglas, Oliver and Toad
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Glynn, Salty, Norman, Sir Handel, Bert, Captain, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Willie, the Bird Watcher, the Railway Inspectors, the Welsh Bird Watcher, the Grumpy Passenger, the Great Railway Show Judge, the Male Puppet Show Entertainer, the Policeman, the Museum Manager, Franz, the Knapford Stationmaster, the Wellsworth Stationmaster, the Kellsthorpe Road Stationmaster, Some Washdown Workmen, Some Quarry Workers and Some Passengers
  • Matt Wilkinson as Captain Joe, Bert's Driver, Rex's Driver and Some Passengers
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle, Annie, Clarabel, Judy, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, the Female Puppet Show Entertainer and Some Passengers
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • David Menkin as Porter and Jack
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike, Jerome and Oliver the Excavator
  • Tom Stourton as Duncan, Rex, the Fat Clergyman and Duck's Driver
  • David Bedella as Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Robert Wilfort as Samson
  • Bob Golding as Stephen, Sidney, a Railway Inspector and a Steamworks Worker
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Jonathan Forbes as Connor
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Skiff
  • John Schwab as Stanley (Pouty James)
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Henrietta
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky
  • John Hasler as Rheneas

Trivia

  • The episodes Cautious Connor, All in Vain, Tit for Tat, Mike's Whistle and Useful Railway were incomplete at the time Arc Productions went bankrupt and finished off by Jam Filled Toronto after Jam Filled Entertainment bought the aforementioned studio. "Jam Filled" is also credited for producing Mucking About and Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks/Cars.
  • This is the second season not to have Thomas' name titled in any of the episodes, the first being the fifteenth season.
  • This is the second season to have 28 episodes, the first being the tenth season.
  • Thomas appears in more episodes this season then any other season, with a total of 28 appearances, considering how many episodes there are in the season.
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman joins the voice cast.
  • This is the first season of multiple things:
    • The first season of the CGI Series not to have any characters returning in CGI.
    • The first season since the fourth to have adaptations of the Railway Series stories.
    • The first season to have music composed by Chris Renshaw after Robert Hartshorne and Peter Hartshorne's contracts ended after production of the nineteenth season and Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.
    • The first season to feature the Skarloey Railway, but not to have any episodes dedicated to them.
    • The first season in which Rosie, Charlie, Timothy, Den, Dart and Reg do not appear since their introductions.
    • The first season since they returned in the seventeenth season in which Bill and Ben do not appear.
    • The first season in which Spencer, Mavis, Skarloey and Luke appear, but do not speak.
    • The first season not to feature the Sodor China Clay Company or Crocks Scrap Yard since their return in Tale of the Brave.
    • The first season to have episodes animated under Arc Productions' new name, Jam Filled Toronto.
    • The first season to feature David Menkin as part of the UK cast.
    • The first season to have two specials take place directly between itself and the immediate following season.
    • The first season since the sixteenth season where Thomas appears in every episode, but does not speak in all of them.
    • The first season since she joined the voice cast in King of the Railway not to have Rebecca O'Mara as part of the voice cast. It is also the first season since he joined the voice cast in the seventeenth season not to have Jonathan Broadbent as part of the voice cast.
  • This is the last season of a few things:

Source

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.