Thomas & Friends (series 9)

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Thomas & Friends (series 9)
Thomas and Friends DVD Cover - Series 9.jpg
DVD cover art
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original channel Five
Original release 4 September 2005 –
25 November 2005
Series chronology
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Series 8 (2004)
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 ninth Series of this show, which was first broadcast in 2005. This series was narrated by Michael Angelis for the UK audiences, while Michael Brandon narrated the episodes for the US audiences.

Some episodes in this series have two titles: the original titles from the UK broadcasts are shown on top, while the American-adapted titles are shown underneath.


Starting in this series for the half-hour episodes, at the beginning of each show, the characters' numbers would appear on each cab starting from Henry to Edward to Thomas as the countdown, the workmen would then get Thomas ready for the new day and Thomas' driver would signal the workmen that Thomas is ready by blowing Thomas' whistle and Thomas would start his adventures. Towards the end of each show, the countdown would begin again, Thomas would return to the station (since it is late), the workmen would get Thomas ready for tomorrow, and Thomas would go to sleep with a white sleeping cap with blue stripes on his funnel. In later seasons in the US, the opening was shortened to accommodate a plug for Lego's Duplo line of toys. Sharon Miller began serving as script editor for this series.

30-minute episode version[edit]

The format of 30-minute episode version was unchanged from Series 8 (2004).


# Total UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Directed by Written by Original air date TV order
1 209 "Percy and the Oil Painting" Steve Asquith Abi Grant 4 September 2005 201a
Percy shows an artist around Sodor to inspire his next painting, "The Spirit of Sodor", but the artist does not think any of Percy's places are special.
2 210 "Thomas and the Rainbow" Steve Asquith Abi Grant 4 September 2005 201b
Edward tells Thomas about the rainbow he just saw, and he spends his trip trying to find the end of the rainbow to see what is magical there. But he also ignores what he should be doing.
3 211 "Thomas' Milkshake Muddle" Steve Asquith Marc Seal 11 September 2005 202a
Thomas has to take milk churns for cakes and ice cream to the bakery, but he completely forgets about going slowly as he races Emily, making it almost butter.
4 212 "Mighty Mac" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 11 September 2005 202b
A new double-boilered engine named Mighty and Mac (Mighty Mac) arrives. They argue about their path on the way to the campsite, and wind up lost.
5 213 "Molly's Special, Special" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 18 September 2005 203a
To help a new engine named Molly feel special, Thomas has her empty trucks covered to make the others think she is pulling a very important load.
6 214 "Respect for Gordon" Steve Asquith James Mason 18 September 2005 203b
Gordon has a rattling firebox that the engines are teasing him for. So, he demands more respect, which only makes them respect him less.
7 215 "Thomas and the Birthday Picnic" Steve Asquith Sharon Miller 25 September 2005 204a
Thomas is given the job of taking the Fat Controller, his wife and his visiting mother for a birthday picnic, but his ideas for picnic spots do not work out.
8 216 "Tuneful Toots" Steve Asquith Sharon Miller 25 September 2005 204b
Rusty is excited about taking the brass band on a tour of the Island before a big concert. But he has so much fun, he winds up going too far and running out of diesel oil.
9 217 "Thomas and the Toy Shop"
"Thomas and the Toy Workshop"
Steve Asquith James Mason 2 October 2005 205a
Thomas has to take on the job of delivering the last load of toys to the toy shop and picking up the children, which Henry thinks is too much for him.
10 218 "Rheneas and the Dinosaur" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 2 October 2005 205b
When a dinosaur skeleton is discovered, Skarloey and Rheneas want to deliver it. But Skarloey is not careful enough, so Rheneas sets out to pull the dinosaur alone.
11 219 "Thomas and the New Engine" Steve Asquith Marc Seal 9 October 2005 206a
Thomas sees Neville, a new steam engine, with 'Arry and Bert, and starts a rumour that they are friends. The engines get so wrapped-up avoiding Neville that Thomas forgets to warn him about a broken bridge.
12 220 "Toby Feels Left Out" Steve Asquith Simon A. Brown 9 October 2005 206b
The engines are all getting repaints for the grand opening of a museum – all except Toby, who is now under the belief that he is being put in the museum.
13 221 "Thomas Tries His Best" Steve Asquith James Mason 16 October 2005 207a
Thomas is worried that if he waits too long for Farmer McColl and his chickens, he will not make it in time to see the carnival. When he finally leaves, he goes very fast with the chickens.
14 222 "The Magic Lamp" Steve Asquith Sharon Miller 16 October 2005 207b
Peter Sam thinks Skarloey's story about Proteus and his magic lamp is rubbish, until he actually encounters some of the clues from the story.
15 223 "Thomas and the Statue" Steve Asquith Marc Seal 21 October 2005 208a
When a statue to represent the Sodor Railway arrives, Thomas thinks it is of himself, and his newly-enlarged ego aggravates the other engines.
16 224 "Henry and the Flagpole" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 21 October 2005 208b
Salty accidentally runs over the flagpole that Henry was supposed to deliver. And if he cannot find a replacement, they might cut down his favourite tree to use instead.
17 225 "Emily Knows Best" Steve Asquith Marc Seal 28 October 2005 209a
Emily wants to prove to Toby that she is fit to be a queen by telling Percy of an easier route. But it might just worsen her reputation, since Mavis is now headed straight for Percy.
18 226 "Thomas' Day Off" Steve Asquith Sharon Miller 28 October 2005 209b
Dennis is a lazy diesel engine that just arrived, and he does not want to work on his first day, so he tricks Thomas on his day off from all his hard work.
19 227 "Thomas' New Trucks" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 4 November 2005 210a
Thomas and James are both given new sets of trucks, and they have a competition on who can keep their trucks clean the longest. But Thomas' trucks want to be dirty.
20 228 "Duncan and the Old Mine" Steve Asquith James Mason 4 November 2005 210b
Duncan is desperate for adventure, so he heads down a disused track. It leads to a mineshaft, and he accidentally knocks its roof down as he enters, trapping himself.
21 229 "Bold and Brave" Steve Asquith James Mason 11 November 2005 211a
Diesel warns Thomas of the "Curse of the Cliffs", just before he is supposed to cross the cliff. But Diesel has also scared Ben with a story that turned out false.
22 230 "Skarloey the Brave" Steve Asquith Paul Larson 11 November 2005 211b
Skarloey runs away when some trucks rampage down the incline. He wants to prove that he can be brave, so he gets himself pulled up the steep incline.
23 231 "Saving Edward" Steve Asquith James Mason 18 November 2005 212a
Edward starts to wheeze steam when he works, and fears that the Fat Controller will scrap him. Thomas tries to cover for him, but might just worsen the situation.
24 232 "Thomas and the Golden Eagle" Steve Asquith Abi Grant 18 November 2005 212b
Thomas and Percy strike a deal to help each other with their jobs so that they can both finish early and see a golden eagle. But Thomas gets too eager and forgets to do his part.
25 233 "Keeping Up with James" Steve Asquith Abi Grant 25 November 2005 213a
The Fat Controller is going to choose a reliable engine to pull the Presents Train, and James does not think working with Edward will get him to finish first. Instead, he rushes and lowers his chance.
26 234 "Flour Power" Steve Asquith Abi Grant 25 November 2005 213b
Thomas has to work with Diesel on Halloween, and he is up to his old tricks. But later, at the flour mill, Thomas gets him back with his own spook.



Recurring character cast[edit]