The eleventh series of Thomas & Friends first aired in September 2007. The series was narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Soon after the episodes aired, the DVD Engines and Escapades was released, bringing the total number of episodes this series to twenty-six.
|Screenshot||UK title (top)|
US title (bottom)
|Written by||Original UK release date||Episode number #|
|Thomas and the Storyteller||Abi Grant||3 September 2007||#01|
|Thomas shows a famous storyteller around, but keeps making detours to help the others.|
Emily and the Garbage
|Wayne Jackman||3 September 2007||#02|
|Emily is teased for working with Whiff, but soon learns how useful Whiff is.|
|Dream On||Neil Richards||4 September 2007||#03|
|Thomas thinks he can be faster, shiner, and stronger than Spencer.|
|Dirty Work||Wayne Jackman||4 September 2007||#04|
|James gets ready to be the star of the show.|
|Hector the Horrid!||Simon Spencer||5 September 2007||#05|
|An aggressive coal hopper scares the engines, but Thomas learns of his secret fear.|
|Gordon and the Engineer|
Gordon and the Mechanic
|Paul Larson||5 September 2007||#06|
|A case of mistaken identity almost causes the engines to be stranded.|
|Thomas and the Spaceship||Sharon Miller||6 September 2007||#07|
|Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky.|
|Henry's Lucky Day||Paul Larson||6 September 2007||#08|
|Edward takes Henry's so-called "lucky trucks" and Henry goes looking for them.|
|Thomas and the Lighthouse||Abi Grant||7 September 2007||#09|
|Thomas neglects his instructions when the engines become excited about a fair.|
|Thomas and the Big Bang||Abi Grant||7 September 2007||#10|
|Thomas plays tricks on the narrow gauge engines.|
|Smoke and Mirrors||Neil Richards||8 September 2007||#11|
|Thomas confuses some deliveries for a magic show.|
|Thomas Sets Sail||Sharon Miller||8 September 2007||#12|
|Thomas loses control while pulling a yacht.|
|Don't be Silly, Billy||Sharon Miller||9 September 2007||#13|
|New engine Billy ignores Thomas' advice and as a result runs out of coal and water.|
|Edward and the Mail||Paul Larson||9 September 2007||#14|
|Edward is chosen to pull the mail, but does not know how to do the job.|
|Hide and Peep||Simon Spencer||10 September 2007||#15|
|Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at the Docks.|
|Toby's Triumph||Abi Grant||10 September 2007||#16|
|Toby is chosen to take Allicia Botti to a concert, but is worried he will mess up.|
|Thomas and the Runaway Car||Sharon Miller||11 September 2007||#17|
|A runaway car causes trouble for Thomas.|
|Thomas in Trouble||Wayne Jackman||11 September 2007||#18|
|Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he is fully maintained.|
|Thomas and the Stinky Cheese||Paul Larson||12 September 2007||#19|
|Thomas tries to avoid Diesel, 'Arry, and Bert while taking some stinky cheese.|
|Percy and the Left Luggage|
Percy and the Baggage
|Abi Grant||12 September 2007||#20|
|Percy neglects his more important job, collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage, in favour of his other more fun jobs.|
|Skarloey Storms Through||Neil Richards||9 January 2008||#21|
|Skarloey faces his fears when he has to rescue some lambs during a storm.|
|Cool Truckings||Paul Larson||10 January 2008||#22|
|Madge almost has an accident in the snow while transporting Duncan to the Transfer Yards.|
|Wash Behind Your Buffers||Paul Larson||11 January 2008||#23|
|Madge tells Skarloey and Rheneas to keep clean for a concert, but cannot keep clean herself.|
|Duncan Does it All||Wayne Jackman||13 January 2008||#24|
|Duncan does the other engines' jobs for a change, but causes several muddles.|
|Sir Handel in Charge||Simon Spencer||14 January 2008||#25|
|Sir Handel tells the others what to do in Mr. Percival's absence, with disastrous results.|
|Ding-a-Ling||Sharon Miller||15 January 2008||#26|
|Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's bicycle.|
|Screenshot||Title||Composers||Original release date|
|The Narrow Gauge Engines||Ed Welch||22nd October 2007 (UK; DVD)|
|Engine Roll Call||Ed Welch||3rd September 2007 (UK)|
- Donald and Douglas
- Bill and Ben
- 'Arry and Bert
- Sir Handel
- Peter Sam
- Mighty Mac
- Annie and Clarabel
- Troublesome Trucks
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Farmer McColl
- Allicia Botti
- The Duke of Boxford
- Mr. Percival
- The Storyteller
- The Dockyard Manager
- The Dairy Manager
- The Ffarquhar Policeman
- The Maron Stationmaster
- The Wellsworth Stationmaster
- Some Workmen
- The Signalman
- The School Choir (vocalizes)
- Dowager Hatt (not named in US narration)
- Cyril the Fogman (not named)
- Harvey (does not speak)
- Henrietta (does not speak)
- Jeremy (does not speak)
- Lady Hatt (does not speak)
- Jem Cole (does not speak)
- Refreshment Lady (does not speak)
- Sodor Brass Band (do not speak)
- The Mayor of Sodor (does not speak)
- The Duchess of Boxford (does not speak)
- Kuffy the Clown (does not speak)
- Murdoch (cameo)
- Neville (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- Big Mickey (cameo)
- Stephen Hatt (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (cameo)
- Lord Callan (cameo)
- Mrs. Percival (cameo)
- Two Members of the Railway Board (cameo)
- The Baker (cameo)
- "Dusty" Dave (cameo)
- Alice (cameo)
- The Lighthouse Keeper (mentioned)
- The Coaling Plant Manager (mentioned)
- Mr. Jolly (mentioned)
- Harold (deleted scene/appears in the Island of Sodor opening sequence)
- Trevor (appears in the "Island of Sodor" opening sequence)
Half Hour Format
When series 11 aired on PBS Kids, Nick Jr. and Treehouse TV, each broadcast featured 2 episodes from Series 11, a segment called Fun Times with our Friends dedicated to one of the engines on Sodor and past animated learning segments and songs from series 8, 9 and 10 were used.
- Thomas and the Storyteller
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Jeremy
- Song: There's Always Something New
- Fun Times with our Friends - Edward
- Learning Segment - Guess the Engine - Thomas, Henry and Toby
- Emily's Rubbish/Emily and the Garbage
Hopes and Dreams
- Dream On
- Learning Segment - Dot to Dot - Toby
- Learning Segment - Toby's New Shed
- Fun Times with our Friends - Henry
- Learning Segment - Happy or Sad?
- Dirty Work
- Hector the Horrid
- Learning Segment: What Does Harold See?
- Song: Surprises
- Fun Times with our Friends - James
- Learning Segment: Which Whistle Suits Thomas?
- Gordon and the Engineer/Gordon and the Mechanic
- Thomas and the Spaceship
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Edward
- Learning Segment: What Does Toby See?
- Fun Times with our Friends - Diesel
- Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - James
- Henry's Lucky Day
Sight and Sound
- Thomas and the Lighthouse
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Emily
- Song: Sounds (Alternate Cut)
- Fun Times with our Friends - Percy
- Learning Segment: Who's Under the Coal Dust - Emily
- Thomas and the Big Bang
Being on Time
- Smoke and Mirrors
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Thomas
- Learning Segment: Henry Huffs out of the Station
- Fun Times with our Friends - Thomas
- Learning Segment: Job Destinations
- Thomas Sets Sail
- Don't be Silly, Billy
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - James
- Song: Patience
- Fun Times with our Friends - Toby
- Learning Segment: Clever Percy
- Edward and the Mail
Fun and Games
- Hide and Peep
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Percy
- Song: Party Time (Alternate Cut)
- Fun Times with our Friends - Gordon
- Learning Segment: Painting James
- Toby's Triumph
Pushing and Pulling
- Thomas and the Runaway Car
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine - Gordon
- Learning Segment: Percy Puffs out of the Station
- Fun Times with our Friends - The Narrow Gauge Engines
- Learning Segment: Getting to the Washdown
- Thomas in Trouble
- Thomas and the Stinky Cheese
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Gordon
- Song: Navigation
- Fun Times with our Friends - Emily
- Learning Segment: Percy's Treasure
- Percy and the Left Luggage/Percy and the Baggage
- Learning Segment: Guess the Engine: Edward
- Learning Segment: Being Repainted
- Fun Times with our Friends - James
- Learning Segment: Fixing the Engine
- Cool Truckings
Doing Your Best
- Skarloey Storms Through
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - James
- Song: The Narrow Gauge Engines
- Fun Times with our Friends - Gordon
- Learning Segment: Mavis as a Steam Engine
- Duncan Does it All
- Sir Handel in Charge
- Learning Segment: Dot to Dot - Emily
- Song: Buffer Up and Share
- Fun Times with our Friends - Thomas
- Learning Segment: Sharing Trucks
- Wash Behind Your Buffers
- This was the last series of a few things:
- Sharon Miller's last series as script editor.
- The last series to exclusively use resin faces for models.
- The last series to have Steve Asquith as the head writer.
- The last series shot in 50fps (converted to 60fps for NTSC regions).
- The last until the seventeenth series to include 26 episodes.
- The last to premiere on Nick Jr. in the UK.
- This was also the first series of a few things as well:
- The first series filmed digitally in 1080i high definition and on Sony Cybershot HD.
- Christopher Skala's first series as executive producer.
- The first series to have the Engine Roll Call in the intro as the title music.
- The first series to feature the new version of Hit Entertainment at the end of the episodes.
- The first series in which Trevor, Harold and George do not appear since their introductions in the second and fourth series, although Harold does appear in a deleted scene from Wash Behind Your Buffers.
- The first series to have the funnel change on the roll call ending.
- The first series since the sixth where Mavis speaks in more than one episode.
- When this series aired on PBS Kids Sprout, several episodes used the intros from the eighth or twelfth series. This also applies to several episodes that were released on several US DVDs.
- This marks the only series to have episodes written by Neil Richards.
- The only series to feature the 2007 HiT series at the end of the episodes.
- When Dirty Work, Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Spaceship, Don't be Silly, Billy and Hide and Peep were released on DVD, some of the scenes were changed compared to the half hour TV airings on PBS Kids and Nick Jr..
- This series was never shown on Norwegian television. Instead, it was released directly to DVD.
- In Australia, all twenty-six episodes were compiled on The Complete Eleventh Series before airing on television. The series finally aired on ABC2 from 9 September 2011, between Series 13 and 14.
- The US dubs of Hector the Horrid, Thomas and the Big Bang, Don't be Silly, Billy and Percy and the Baggage were only shown on television, and to date, not released on home video in any form yet.
- This was originally going to be the last series narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. The Great Discovery has been narrated by Pierce Brosnan, but he was going to narrate Series 12 in the UK and US but left for unknown reasons which meant Michael Angelis and Michael Brandon came back.
- This season later re-aired on the Milkshake! block from 22nd October 2007 to 16th November 2007 to tie in with the remaining six episodes which shortly aired from 9th January to 15th January 2008.
- Throughout this series, Michael Brandon gave Henry a southern accent in the US dub.