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“Hello number one!”
―Nia greeting Thomas by his number.

Counting on Nia is the twenty-fifth episode of the twenty-second series.

Plot

Nia is a really clever engine and knows all sorts of things, including the names of all the stations and how to deal with problems. One day, Sir Topham Hatt asks her to take Thomas' coaches, Annie and Clarabel to pick up passengers at Knapford Station. Unfortunately, she constantly keeps going to the wrong platform until Annie and Clarabel direct her to the right one.

While taking her passengers, Nia goes past some speed limit signs without slowing down and comes off the rails at a digger site. This upsets Nia at the thought of having let The Fat Controller down. When Annie and Clarabel attempt to cheer Nia up, she confesses to them that she can't read numbers (which was why she had trouble getting to the right platform and didn't slow down at the speed limits). With Annie and Clarabel's help, Nia begins learning numbers and starts seeing them all around her. She even beings calling the engines by their numbers.

Characters

Locations

Voice cast

UK

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Philip
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Keith Wickham as Salty and Sir Topham Hatt
  • William Hope as Rocky

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the twenty-sixth episode of the twenty-second series and the series finale of the twenty-second series.[1]
  • This is the last episode written by Lee Pressman before he left the production team to pursue other projects and the last to feature Emily without her Series 23 details.
  • Stock footage from Big World! Big Adventures! was used.
  • This episode marks Charlie, Peter Sam, Duncan and Rocky's only appearances in the twenty-second series.
  • This is the only episode in the twenty-second series where Thomas appears in an episode, but has no dialogue apart from narration. This marks the first time in the series that it ever happens in an episode. This is also the first episode where Annie and Clarabel speak, but not Thomas.
  • From this episode onwards, Skarloey gains a funnel-mounted lamp and regains a brass ring around his funnel since the fifth series episode, Snow.
  • An ad for Misty Island can be seen in Mr. Bubbles' newspaper.

Home Media Releases

UK


In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Contando Com Nia
Czech Na Niu je spoleh
Dutch Iedereen Rekent op Nia
Finnish Nia laskee
German Nia Lernt Schnell
Hebrew לסמוך על ניה
Hungarian Nia számol
Norwegian Regn med Nia
Polish Nia i Liczenie
Russian Весёлый счёт
Spanish Contando con Nia


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