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Terence "Terry" Permane was in charge of photography and operating the cameras for Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and TUGS. Over the years of working on Thomas, he developed some specialized techniques and equipment for filming the models, such as the Periscope Lens System. It was due in main part to him that Thomas was filmed using a 35mm camera. Terry is also the person who took photographs of each and every scene of Thomas which were used in books, magazines, and other merchandise.

He began work when the show began in 1984, but was replaced for the Jack and the Sodor Construction Company mini-series by Nigel Permane. He then returned and continued from the seventh season to the eleventh season.