Thomas & Friends (series 16)

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Thomas & Friends (series 16)
Thomas and Friends - Series 16 DVD.png
Official cover art for the series 16 DVD
Country of origin United Kingdom, Canada, United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network Channel 5
Original release 20 February (2012-02-20) –
25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)
Series chronology
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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 article lists and details episodes from the sixteenth series of the show, which was first broadcast in 2012. This series was narrated by Michael Angelis for the U.K. audiences, while Michael Brandon narrates the episodes for the U.S. audiences. This was also their last series.

This was Sharon Miller's last series as head writer, and it was also the last series to feature episodes written by Miller although she continued to work as voice director. This was also the last series to be produced by Nitrogen Studios.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
UK title (top)
Main title (middle)
US title (bottom)
Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateTV Order
3691"Race to the Rescue"Greg TiernanSharon Miller20 February 2012 (2012-02-20)901a
Flynn becomes nervous when he is told he has to run on the road for the first time. Some of the other Sodor Engines call him a wobbling toad, but Flynn figures that he is just as fine on the road as well on the rails.
3702"Ol' Wheezy Wobbles"Greg TiernanSharon Miller20 February 2012 (2012-02-20)901b
Ol' Wheezy has stopped working. The Logging Locos don't know what to do, witch makes Thomas wanting to help them. First he goes to the dieselwoks and asks Dart to come with him to help. After Dart's attempt, he gives up and returns to the works. Thomas then asks Den to come and help, but Den says he wouldn't leave without Dart. But Thomas ignores that fact. Back at Misty Island, Darts attempt also fails. In the end Thomas realise that Den and Dart can manage things when working together.
3713"Express Coming Through"Greg TiernanSharon Miller21 February 2012 (2012-02-21)902b
Dowager Hatt is having a party for some important visitors, and Thomas is chosen to pull the express, which is harder than he expected.
3724"Percy and the Monster of Brendam"Greg TiernanSharon Miller21 February 2012 (2012-02-21)902b
Percy believes one of Salty's tales and looks for "the Monster of Brendam."
3735"Ho Ho Snowman"Greg TiernanSharon Miller22 February 2012 (2012-02-22)903a
Charlie hides behind a snowman and as Henry passes. Charlie pretends to be the former to help Henry appreciate snow.
3746"Flash Bang Wallop!"Greg TiernanJessica Sandys Clarke22 February 2012 (2012-02-22)903a
A photographer wants to take some pictures of the engines for a book, and Thomas wants to be in as many photos as he can, but he ends up causing many of his friends to have accidents, and suddenly the photographer's camera drops onto the tracks and gets smashed. Thomas races to the docks to get the spare camera, and helps his friends on the same time. Eventually, everything is put right again.
3757"Thomas and the Rubbish Train"
"Thomas and the Garbage Train"
Greg TiernanAndrew Viner23 February 2012 (2012-02-23)904b
Thomas helps Whiff pull a train to the waste dump, but ends up causing an accident when he tries to get the job done faster.
3768"Thomas Toots the Crows"Greg TiernanDan and Nuria Wicksman23 February 2012 (2012-02-23)904a
Thomas tries to help keep the crows off Farmer McColl's seeds.
3779"Bust My Buffers!"Greg TiernanSharon Miller24 February 2012 (2012-02-24)905a
Gordon's bufferbeam is broken and he is given a diesel locomotive bufferbeam, much to his dismay.
37810"Percy and the Calliope"Greg TiernanMax Allen24 February 2012 (2012-02-24)905b
Percy tries to save an old calliope from the Smelter's Yard.
37911"Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor"Greg TiernanGerard Foster27 February 2012 (2012-02-27)906a
Thomas helps a famous composer look for inspiration for his new music.
38012"Salty's Surprise"Greg TiernanSharon Miller27 February 2012 (2012-02-27)906b
Edward tries to find Salty a Christmas present after Salty says he has no time for the holidays.
38113"Sodor Surprise Day"Greg TiernanJessica Kedward and Kirsty Peart28 February 2012 (2012-02-28)907a
Thomas tries to get Gordon to have fun on Sodor Surprise Day, but ruins the fireworks Gordon was supposed to collect instead.
38214"Emily's Winter Party Special"Greg TiernanMax Allen28 February 2012 (2012-02-28)907b
Sir Topham Hatt tells Emily that she can pull the Winter Special if she finds his top hat.
38315"Muddy Matters"Greg TiernanMax Allen29 February 2012 (2012-02-29)908a
James gets to take Farmer McCole's sheep to a festival, and finds himself making the decision of going onto muddy tracks or risk the chance on old or alternative tracks. When he realizes he is running late, he takes the chance and takes the easiest way through muddy tracks. The photograph takes the photos the festival, stating that "that's a really useful engine" because James worked hard, even though he got muddy.
38416"Whiff's Wish"Greg TiernanAndy Bernhardt29 February 2012 (2012-02-29)908b
Whiff wishes that he was as grand as Spencer, and tries to implement the advice that Spencer gave him.
38517"Welcome Stafford"Greg TiernanSharon Miller1 March 2012 (2012-03-01)909a
Spencer shows Stafford, the new electric shunting engine, around Sodor, but ignores a warning that Stafford's batteries could run out.
38618"Don't Bother Victor!"Greg TiernanSharon Miller1 March 2012 (2012-03-01)909b
The Thin Controller leaves Peter Sam in charge of the Narrow Gauge Railway, telling him not to bother Victor during his visit.
38719"Happy Birthday Sir!"Greg TiernanSharon Miller25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)910a
Thomas and Winston attempt to restore an open-top carriage for Sir Topham Hatt's birthday.
38820"The Christmas Tree Express"Greg TiernanSharon Miller25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)910b
Toby takes Rheneas to Misty Island to find the perfect Christmas tree.

Characters[edit]

Introduced[edit]

Stafford

The Great Composer

Returned[edit]

Skarloey

Rheneas

Peter Sam

Sir Handel

Rusty

Mr.Percival

Duncan (mentioned until he return in Season 18)

Recurring cast[edit]

Voices[edit]

Steven Kynman (Peter Sam) joined the voice cast.

Togo Igawa did not feature (due to working on other television work), resulting in Hiro having a non-speaking role of appearance throughout this series of episodes. Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon left the voice cast after this series.

William Hope takes over the voice of Bert from Kerry Shale, Ben Small takes over the role of Charlie in the US and Matt Wilkinson takes over the role of Butch the UK from Rupert Degas.

Actor Region Role(s)
Michael Angelis UK The Narrator
Michael Brandon US Diesel and the Narrator
Ben Small UK Thomas, Toby and Ferdinand
US Charlie
UK/US Rheneas
Martin Sherman US Thomas and Percy
Keith Wickham UK Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, the Fat Controller, the Thin Controller, the Mayor of Sodor and the Man at the Fire
UK/US Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Dowager Hatt and the Great Composer
Kerry Shale UK Diesel
US Henry, Gordon, James, Dash, Kevin, Sir Topham Hatt, Mr. Percival, Farmer Trotter, The Photographer and A Tree Specialist
UK/US 'Arry
William Hope US Edward, Toby, Whiff, Bash, Rocky, Farmer McColl, The Man at the Fire, The Duke of Boxford and the Dock Manager
UK/US Bert
Teresa Gallagher UK Emily, Rosie, Mavis, The Duchess of Boxford, the School Boy, Little Girl in the Red Dress, and the Ginger Hair Boy
Jules de Jongh US Emily, Rosie, Mavis, The Duchess of Boxford, the School Boy, Little Girl in the Red Dress, and the Ginger Hair Boy (Emily Winter Party Special)
Matt Wilkinson UK Spencer, Charlie, Bash, Victor, Rocky, Cranky, Butch, Kevin, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, the Photographer and the Dock Manager
UK/US Winston and Rusty
Glenn Wrage US Spencer, Ferdinand, Butch and Cranky
David Bedella Victor and the Mayor of Sodor
Rupert Degas UK/US Dart, Flynn and Bertie
Steven Kynman Peter Sam

References[edit]