The tenth series of Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in September 2006. There are twenty-eight episodes in this series and all were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US.


Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
FollowThatFlour17Follow that FlourSharon Miller4 September 2006#01
Thomas takes a truck of flour, which James was meant to take.
ASmoothRide8A Smooth RideSimon Nicholson4 September 2006#02
Sir Handel returns from the quarry, but is afraid he will be sent back when he starts bumping.
ThomasandtheJetPlane13Thomas and the Jet PlaneAbi Grant5 September 2006#03
Thomas meets a jet plane named Jeremy.
PercyandtheFunfairPercy and the Funfair
Percy and the Carnival
Abi Grant5 September 2006#04
Percy is given the assignment of delivering coal while his friends get to help with a funfair.
TheGreenController49The Green ControllerSharon Miller6 September 2006#05
Lady Hatt appoints Percy to give the engines orders as the Fat Controller has lost his voice, but Percy only causes confusion.
DuncanDropsaClanger61Duncan Drops a ClangerPaul Larson6 September 2006#06
Duncan transports a church bell, but due to his carelessness, loses it for a bit.
Thomas'TrickyTree59Thomas' Tricky TreeSharon Miller7 September 2006#07
Thomas searches the wharf for a Christmas tree, but neglects to take the narrow-gauge engines' advice.
Toby'sAfternoonOff69Toby's Afternoon OffMarc Seal7 September 2006#08
Toby wants to visit the farm after finishing his jobs, but is given more work to do.
It'sGoodtobeGordon50It's Good to be GordonAbi Grant8 September 2006#09
Gordon takes Henry's coal to make him go faster, leaving Henry to break down.
SeeingtheSights26Seeing the SightsWayne Jackman8 September 2006#10
Thomas races from place to place and leaves passengers behind at each stop.
FearlessFreddie5Fearless FreddieSimon Nicholson9 September 2006#11
Freddie realises he is aging after resorting to cheating in a race with Skarloey and Rheneas.
Toby'sNewShed74Toby's New ShedSimon Nicholson9 September 2006#12
Toby is upset when the birds roosting in his shed are made homeless when his shed is renovated. Thomas puts things right.
EdwardStrikesOut29Edward Strikes OutSharon Miller10 September 2006#13
Edward prejudices a new crane called Rocky, but eats his words after Rocky helps Gordon after an accident.
ToppedOffThomas15Topped Off ThomasSharon Miller10 September 2006#14
While racing Spencer, Thomas blows the Fat Controller's top hat away and is told to find it again.
WhichWayNow25Which Way Now?James Mason11 September 2006#15
Rusty rushes workmen so he can take the Fat Controller around the Skarloey Railway.
ThomasandtheShootingStar59Thomas and the Shooting StarAbi Grant11 September 2006#16
Thomas gets lost while searching for a shooting star.
BigStrongHenry75Big Strong HenrySimon Nicholson12 September 2006#17
Henry tries to prove he is the strongest engine on the railway.
StickyToffeeThomas60Sticky Toffee Thomas
Sticky Taffy Thomas
Paul Larson12 September 2006#18
Thomas wants to wear a costume for the costume party.
WharfandPeace73Wharf and PeaceAbi Grant13 September 2006#19
Skarloey is startled at the wharf and is too scared to return.
Thomas'FrostyFriend76Thomas' Frosty FriendSharon Miller13 September 2006#20
A snowman-shaped balloon attaches itself to Thomas' rear buffers.
EmilyandtheSpecialCoaches30Emily and the Special Coaches
Emily and the Special Cars
James Mason14 September 2006#21
Gordon is getting new coaches for setting a speed record, but Diesel thinks he is special too and out of spite steals them.
ThomasAndTheColours17Thomas and the Colours
Thomas and the Colors
Marc Seal14 September 2006#22
Thomas tries to convince James to give him the job of pulling the Sodor football team.
ThomasAndTheBirthdayMail52Thomas and the Birthday MailJames Mason15 September 2006#23
Thomas is annoyed when a tank engine, Rosie, harasses and follows him.
Duncan'sBluff61Duncan's BluffPaul Larson15 September 2006#24
Duncan cheats in a race with James.
MissingTrucks41Missing Trucks
Missing Cars
Wayne Jackman16 September 2006#25
Rheneas' good deed of helping Skarloey causes trouble.
ThomasandtheTreasure75Thomas and the TreasureMarc Seal16 September 2006#26
Thomas goes looking for treasure, following clues told by Salty.
JamestheSecondBest64James the Second BestPaul Larson17 September 2006#27
James is upset when Edward is chosen to appear on a railway poster.
ThomasandSkarloey'sBigDayOut60Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day OutPaul Larson17 September 2006#28
Thomas takes Skarloey to the Works, but delays to show him the sights and disaster strikes.


Screenshot Title Composers Original release date
DoingitRight2Doing it RightEd Welch3 September 2006 (US)
Whatever job you're doing,
Make sure you're doing it right...
HenryAndTheWishingTree64Favourite PlaceEd Welch13 September 2006 (UK)
Everybody needs to have their favourite place
Somewhere that they like to be...
HisforHaroldH is for HaroldEd Welch7 September 2006 (UK)
'F' is for friendship, and flying and free.
'G' is for good, as good friends ought to be...
SeeingtheSights26NavigationEd Welch11 September 2006 (UK)
When to stop and when to go
These are things you have to know...
Thomas'DayOff6There's Always Something NewEd Welch9 September 2006 (UK)
There's always somewhere new to go
And something new to see...
CallingAllEngines!169ResponsibilityEd Welch17 September 2006 (UK)
What makes an engine happy?
What makes an engine sad?...
ThomasGetsItRight19StrengthEd Welch15 September 2006 (UK)
You've got to have strength, strength to make the wheels go round
Strength, strength to lift things off the ground...


Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

In the tenth series airing on Nick Jr. in the UK, PBS in the US and Treehouse in Canada, two tenth series episodes were paired along with a segment called "Sodor's Special Places" involving one of the locations on the Island of Sodor. In the US, they started adding the opening when Thomas' crew gets him ready for another days work and an ending when Thomas' crew cleans him after a days work in the PBS airings as it was used in the UK during the ninth series airings on Nick Jr. in 2005.

Being Reliable




Special Days

Old and New

  • Fearless Freddie 
  • Song: There's Always Something New 
  • Sodor's Special Places: The Quarry
  • Learning Segment: Toby's New Shed
  • Toby's New Shed



Big and Small

Favourite Places

The Way I See It





  • This series, along with the twentieth are the only series to have twenty-eight episodes, which makes them the longest series in the show's history. Additionally, the tenth series was the first to deviate from the standard twenty-six episodes per series.
  • Thomas appears in twenty-seven of the twenty-eight episodes in this series, more than any other series in episodes produced by HiT Entertainment and the whole model series.
  • This is the last series of a few things:
    • The last series filmed in 576i standard definition and on DigiBeta.
    • Jocelyn Stevenson's last series as executive producer.
    • The last series to have episodes written by Marc Seal and James Mason.
    • The last series shown in fullscreen (4:3) in France.
  • Thomas was the main character in almost half of the episodes, thirteen out of twenty-eight to be exact, making this the second most "Thomas-themed" series, right after the thirteenth series.
  • In the first airing of this series on the international channel, JimJam TV, only twenty-six episodes aired.
  • This series was the first of several things: 
    • The first series in which 'Arry and Bert do not appear since their introduction in the fifth series, although they do appear in music videos from this series.
    • The first series to feature Spencer in his silver livery.
    • The first series to have episodes written by Wayne Jackman.
    • The first series not to have any of its episodes released on VHS in the US.
    • The first series narrated by Alexandru Rusu in Romania since the seventh series.
  • This series marks the return of Sir Handel since his debut in the fourth series and the Chinese Dragon since its debut in the third series. Duck also made a brief appearance in a music video.
  • This is the only series which Simon Nicholson wrote episodes for since the sixth series.
  • Most of the recent broadcasts on Nick Jr. have episodes or interactive segments either out of sync or with crossed over audio.
  • According to Abi Grant's website, Bulstrode was originally intended to have a large scale model built for the wharf set. Due to budget constraints, however, this never happened.
  • A large-scale model of James was built for when he interacts with the Narrow Gauge Engines.
  • The US dubs of the following episodes have currently only been shown on television and have yet to appear on home video in North America:
    • Thomas and the Jet Plane
    • Duncan Drops a Clanger
    • It's Good to be Gordon
    • Fearless Freddie
    • Toby's New Shed
    • Sticky Taffy Thomas
    • Which Way Now?
    • Thomas and the Shooting Star
    • Topped Off Thomas
    • Wharf and Peace
    • Emily and the Special Cars
    • James the Second Best
  • Apart from Strength and There's Always Something New, most songs made during this series have currently only been shown on television in the US and have yet to appear on home video in North America:
    • Doing It Right
    • Favorite Place
    • H is for Harold
    • Navigation
    • Responsibility
  • Both the eighth and ninth series aired on Channel 5's Milkshake! block after this season

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