Thomas & Friends (series 15)

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Thomas & Friends (series 15)
Thomas and Friends - Series 15 DVD.jpg
Official cover art for the series 15 DVD
Country of origin United Kingdom, Canada
No. of episodes 20
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 5
Original run 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01) – 28 March 2011 (2011-03-28)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 2 7 July 2014 (2014-07-07)[1]
Series chronology
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Series 14 (2010)
List of Thomas & Friends episodes

Thomas & Friends (previously known as Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends) is a children's television series about the engines and other characters working on the railways of the Island of Sodor, and is based on The Railway Series books written by the Rev. W. Awdry.

This was Christopher Skala's last series as executive producer.

This article lists and details episodes from the fifteenth series of the show, which was first broadcast in 2011. This series was narrated by Michael Angelis for the UK audiences, although Michael Brandon narrates the episodes for the US audiences.

Episodes[edit]

# Total UK/US title Directed by Written by Original air date (in the U.K.) TV order
1 362 "Gordon and Ferdinand" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 1 March 2011 801a
The Fat Controller gives Ferdinand the honour of helping Gordon take the Lion of Sodor to the summerhouse. Gordon, however, gets very jealous, which causes a nasty accident on the track
2 363 "Toby and Bash" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 2 March 2011 801b
Bash is rewarded by the Fat Controller for being a Really Useful Engine. His prize is to spend the day with Toby. Bash enjoys himself so much that Toby thinks his friend would like to live on Sodor. Together, the pair set out to find Bash the perfect new home
3 364 "Emily and Dash" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 3 March 2011 802b
Emily is given the job of looking after Dash on a trip to the steam fair. Dash shows Emily how to make special tweeting noises with his whistle, but he does it so often, he runs out of fuel and gets stuck. Emily thoughtlessly goes on to the fair without him. Will she remember her job and come back?
4 365 "Percy's New Friends" Greg Tiernan Gerard Foster 4 March 2011 802a
Percy wants to make friends with the wild animals on Sodor, but they are frightened of him and run away. Percy realises that if he is gentle and quiet rather than fast and loud, he will stop scaring them - and he is soon covered in friendly animals.
5 366 "Edward the Hero" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 7 March 2011 804b
Edward is given a special job to do, so he decides that he needs to become a hero like Harold. He soon discovers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
6 367 "James to the Rescue" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 8 March 2011 803a
James rejects Toby's help and refuses to work as part of a team when Gordon needs rescuing. However, James soon has to swallow his pride and ask Toby to assist him.
7 368 "Happy Hiro" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 9 March 2011 803b
Thomas tries to cheer Hiro up when he sees that he does not look very happy. Hiro tells Thomas he is sad because he misses his home, so Thomas takes him on a trip to forget his woes.
8 369 "Up, Up and Away!" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 10 March 2011 808b
Thomas and Percy are chosen to deliver a giant balloon. The wind on the coast track whips the balloon into the sky. Thomas and Percy wait for the balloon, but Gordon tells them it will not fly back, so the engines have to find another way of replacing it.
9 370 "Henry's Happy Coal" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 11 March 2011 804a
Henry is given the special task of taking a very important visitor around on a tour, but finds himself teased about the special coal he has to use.
10 371 "Let It Snow" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 14 March 2011 805a
Gordon and Thomas collect logs for an animal shelter and sing a song about snow in the hope that they can make snow clouds appear.
11 372 "Surprise, Surprise" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 15 March 2011 809a
Thomas must help his friends be repaired in time for the Christmas party.
12 373 "Spencer the Grand" Greg Tiernan Jessica Sandys Clarke 16 March 2011 806b
It is a very foggy day and the engines are asked to stay put until the weather clears. However, Spencer and Percy do not heed the warning.
13 374 "Stop That Bus!" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 17 March 2011 806a
Thomas feels sorry for Bertie, so he takes him on a tour. Bertie then realises that he needs to go and collect a group of people and cannot be late.
14 375 "Stuck on You" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 18 March 2011 807b
Thomas meets Butch, who has a magnet attached to his crane arm. However, he and Butch do not listen to Victor about how to use the magnet.
15 376 "Big Belle" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 21 March 2011 807a
A new engine called Belle attempts to befriend Toby when she discovers that they have something in common. However, her bolshy behaviour overwhelms Toby.
16 377 "Kevin the Steamie" Greg Tiernan Laurie Israel and Rachel Ruderman 22 March 2011 109b
When Kevin is left in charge of the Steamworks, he decides to use the space to practise his shunting skills with disastrous results!
17 378 "Wonky Whistle" Greg Tiernan Neil Ben 23 March 2011 808a
Thomas' whistle is broken, so he goes to the Steamworks to have it repaired. However, he rushes off on a delivery before it is properly fixed.
18 379 "Percy the Snowman" Greg Tiernan Lizzie Ennever 24 March 2011 805b
Thomas is charged with the important task of transporting the Fat Controller to the town square to switch on the Christmas lights.
19 380 "Tree Trouble" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 25 March 2011 809b
The steam engines compete against the diesels to find the best Christmas tree in Sodor. Can the trains transport the trees back to town in one piece?
20 381 "Fiery Flynn" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 28 March 2011 805b
A new enthusiastic fire truck called Flynn tries to impress the Diesels with his bravado, but his actions have potentially disastrous consequences.

Voices[edit]

Once again, all voice actors returned to voice the characters. Rupert Degas joined the voice cast. Degas originally voiced Diesel 10 in Misty Island Rescue, but was replaced by Matt Wilkinson for unknown reasons.

Actor Region Role(s)
Michael Angelis UK The Narrator
Michael Brandon US Diesel, Mr. Bubbles, and The Narrator
Martin Sherman US Thomas and Percy
Ben Small UK Thomas, Toby, and Ferdinand
US Stanley
David Bedella US Victor
Rupert Degas UK Butch
UK/US Dart, Bertie, and Flynn
Teresa Gallagher UK Emily, Rosie, Mavis, Lady Hatt, and the Small Boy
UK/US Belle
William Hope US Edward, Toby, Whiff, Bash, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, and the Maithwaite Stationmaster
Togo Igawa UK/US Hiro
Jules de Jongh US Emily, Rosie, Mavis, Lady Hatt, and the Small Boy
Kerry Shale US Henry, Gordon, James, Dash, Harold, Kevin, Sir Topham Hatt, and the Railway Coal Inspector
UK Diesel
UK/US 'Arry and Bert
Keith Wickham UK Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, Harold, Mr. Bubbles, the Fat Controller, and the Railway Coal Inspector
UK/US Salty, Den, Captain, and Dowager Hatt
Matt Wilkinson UK Spencer, Stanley, Charlie, Victor, Bash, Cranky, Kevin, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, the Maithwaite Stationmaster, and The Sodor Search & Rescue Centre Manager
Glenn Wrage US Spencer, Charlie, Ferdinand, Rocky, Cranky, Butch, and The Sodor Search & Rescue Centre Manager

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