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
Release
Original network Five
Original release 1 March (2011-03-01) – 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12)
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 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 U.K. audiences, while Michael Brandon narrates the episodes for the U.S. audiences.

Episodes[edit]

Total # Title Directed by Written by Original air date (in the U.K.) TV order
349 1 "Gordon and Ferdinand" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01) 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.
350 2 "Toby and Bash" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01) 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.
351 3 "Emily and Dash" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 2 March 2011 (2011-03-02) 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?
352 4 "Percy's New Friends" Greg Tiernan Gerard Foster 2 March 2011 (2011-03-02) 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.
353 5 "Edward the Hero" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 3 March 2011 (2011-03-03) 803b
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.
354 6 "James to the Rescue" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 3 March 2011 (2011-03-03) 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.
355 7 "Happy Hiro" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04) 804b
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.
356 8 "Up, Up and Away!" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 4 March 2011 (2011-03-04) 804b
Thomas and Percy are chosen to deliver a giant balloon. But Percy thinks it would be done a lot easier if the balloon carried the engine with it. So Percy is tied to the balloon and whisked into the sky by the wind but soon Percy is in trouble when he does know how to lower the balloon or himself to the ground.
357 9 "Henry's Happy Coal" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 5 March 2011 (2011-03-05) 805a
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.
358 10 "Let It Snow" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 5 March 2011 (2011-03-05) 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.
359 11 "Surprise, Surprise" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 8 March 2011 (2011-03-08) 806a
Thomas must help his friends be repaired in time for the Christmas party. He decides to get all of his friends that needs help, to the Sodor Steamworks to get fixed, and finally gets the idea that they can have the Christmas Party at the Steamworks.
360 12 "Spencer the Grand" Greg Tiernan Jessica Sandys Clarke 8 March 2011 (2011-03-08) 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.
361 13 "Stop That Bus!" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 9 March 2011 (2011-03-09) 807a
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.
362 14 "Stuck on You" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 9 March 2011 (2011-03-09) 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, witch suddenly makes Thomas get stuck to the magnet. Eventually they try to figure out a way to use the magnet probably.
363 15 "Big Belle" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 10 March 2011 (2011-03-10) 808a
A new engine called Belle attempts to befriend Toby when she discovers that they have something in common. However, her bolshy behaviour overwhelms Toby.
364 16 "Kevin the Steamie" Greg Tiernan Laurie Israel and Rachel Ruderman 10 March 2011 (2011-03-10) 808b
When Kevin is left in charge of the Steamworks, he decides to use the space to practise his shunting skills with disastrous results.
365 17 "Wonky Whistle" Greg Tiernan Neil Ben 11 March 2011 (2011-03-11) 809a
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.
366 18 "Percy the Snowman" Greg Tiernan Lizzie Ennever 11 March 2011 (2011-03-11) 809b
Thomas is charged with the important task of transporting the Fat Controller to the town square to switch on the Christmas lights.
367 19 "Tree Trouble" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12) 810b
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?
368 20 "Fiery Flynn" Greg Tiernan Sharon Miller 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12) 810b
A new enthusiastic fire truck called Flynn tries to impress the Diesels with his bravado, but his actions have potentially disastrous consequences, starting with that he ignores the Rescue manager's message of witch blue engine who has a fire. First Flynn goes to Edward, but it is not him who is on fire, and he later arrives by Gordon and his express, but it isn't him either. Finally Flynn reaches the Dieselworks, where he finds Thomas; which is the blue engine on fire.

Voices[edit]

Rupert Degas (Butch UK only and Dart, Bertie and Flynn in both the UK and US) joined the voice cast. Degas originally voiced Diesel 10 in Misty Island Rescue, but was replaced by Matt Wilkinson.

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

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