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“Mole hills! Hundreds of them! It looks like a giant currant bun (chocolate chip cookie in the US dub), only green!”

Thomas and the Moles, originally titled Buster 1, Moles 0, is a Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode, released on Thomas' Trusty Friends.


Thomas and the Pack have been sent to the football field to clear debris from the car park after a bad storm, but there is no work for Buster and he feels left out. However, when the work is complete, Miss Jenny discovers mole hills on the field and sends Thomas to pick up Buster to flatten the mole hills, which he does successfully.


The moles also speak.



  • A working title or the original title for this episode was Buster 1, Moles 0, although that title is listed on Virgin TV Anytime's website.
  • Stock footage from the seventh season episode, Toby's Windmill is used. In the first shot, Toby's eye movement is different and he hits the fallen fence.
  • When Buster is flattening the mole hills, some of the same scenes are used twice. However, some are mirrored.
  • One of the miniature moles (production made) was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.
  • This Jack and the Sodor Construction Company episode marked the only of several things:
    • The only episode written by Jan Needle.
    • The only episode where Toby appears, using stock footage.


  • The current title is misleading as the episode is mainly focused on Buster, as he was the one who deals with the mole hills, which means the working title is “Buster and the Moles.”
  • In the shots with Kelly, Monty and Buster, Buster's eyes are wonky.
  • When Buster watches Kelly, Monty and Miss Jenny leave the yard, he appears to have a piece of tape on his front.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Dutch Thomas en de Moles
German Thomas und die Maulwürfe

Home Media Releases


UK DVD Boxsets

US DVD Boxsets

AUS DVD Boxsets