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Deep Trouble is an episode of the twenty-third series.


Max and Monty's antics on a construction site get them into trouble when they ignore the danger warning signs and Monty falls down a mineshaft. Now Max must rely on Darcy (whom the two have teased beforehand) to rescue him.






  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Teresa Gallagher as Brenda
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver
  • David Menkin as Jack
  • Tom Stourton as Alfie
  • Kerry Shale as Max and Harold
  • Rob Rackstraw as Monty
  • Harriet Kershaw as Darcy, Jenny Packard and a Kangaroo
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane


  • Going by production order, this is the eighteenth episode of the twenty-third series.
  • A reference to the first series episode, Down the Mine is made.
  • The fantasy sequence references the myth of being able to tunnel through the centre of the Earth to reach Australia or, to a lesser extent, China.
  • This episode marks Rocky's only appearance in the twenty-third series.
  • This episode marks the first time Shane appears outside of an international episode, albeit in a fantasy sequence.


  • In the aerial shot before Miss Jenny climbs into Max, some of the danger barriers which had previously been knocked over are missing. In the next aerial shot, they have reappeared.
  • In the fantasy sequence, Monty's lights are on and he is clean, but outside of it, he is dirty and his lights are off after falling down the mineshaft.
  • Shane Jacobson was not credited in the UK end credits for voicing Shane.
  • While Thomas is taking Jack and Alfie along his branch line, Thomas' flatbed has rails on it. But when they arrive at the mines, the rails are gone.
  • When Max says "wait your turn Monty" their dumping loads turn dark brown, but in the next scene, they turn grey again.

In Other Languages

Language Title
German Monty in der Klemme
Italian Sprofondato nei Guai
Polish Głębokie Kłopoty
Russian Большие неприятности
Spanish Problemas Profundos

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