Nigel Permane was a camera assistant for Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and TUGS. He was the Director of Photography for Jack and The Pack and the twelfth series. He left the show in 2008 after the twelfth series, when production was moved to CGI at Nitrogen Studios.
- The cancelled character, Nigel, may have been named after him.
- He is the son of Terence Permane, Director of Photography of Series 1 to 11.