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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.

Episodes

Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
ThomasandtheStorytellerpromoThomas and the StorytellerAbi Grant3 September 2007#01
Thomas shows a famous storyteller around, but keeps making detours to help the others.
Emily'sRubbishpromoEmily's Rubbish
Emily and the Garbage
Wayne Jackman3 September 2007#02
Emily is teased for working with Whiff, but soon learns how useful Whiff is.
DreamOnpromoDream OnNeil Richards4 September 2007#03
Thomas thinks he can be faster, shiner, and stronger than Spencer.
DirtyWork(Season11)promoDirty WorkWayne Jackman4 September 2007#04
James gets ready to be the star of the show.
HectortheHorrid!promoHector the Horrid!Simon Spencer5 September 2007#05
An aggressive coal hopper scares the engines, but Thomas learns of his secret fear.
GordonandtheEngineerpromoGordon and the Engineer
Gordon and the Mechanic
Paul Larson5 September 2007#06
A case of mistaken identity almost causes the engines to be stranded.
ThomasandtheSpaceshippromoThomas and the SpaceshipSharon Miller6 September 2007#07
Thomas and Percy are certain they have seen a spaceship in the sky.
Henry'sLuckyDaypromoHenry's Lucky DayPaul Larson6 September 2007#08
Edward takes Henry's so-called "lucky trucks" and Henry goes looking for them.
ThomasandtheLighthousepromoThomas and the LighthouseAbi Grant7 September 2007#09
Thomas neglects his instructions when the engines become excited about a fair.
ThomasandtheBigBangpromoThomas and the Big BangAbi Grant7 September 2007#10
Thomas plays tricks on the narrow gauge engines.
SmokeandMirrorspromoSmoke and MirrorsNeil Richards8 September 2007#11
Thomas confuses some deliveries for a magic show.
ThomasSetsSailpromoThomas Sets SailSharon Miller8 September 2007#12
Thomas loses control while pulling a yacht.
Don'tBeSilly,BillypromoDon't be Silly, BillySharon Miller9 September 2007#13
New engine Billy ignores Thomas' advice and as a result runs out of coal and water.
EdwardandtheMailpromoEdward and the MailPaul Larson9 September 2007#14
Edward is chosen to pull the mail, but does not know how to do the job.
HideandPeeppromoHide and PeepSimon Spencer10 September 2007#15
Thomas cheats at a game of "hide and peep" with Percy at the Docks.
Toby'sTriumphpromoToby's TriumphAbi Grant10 September 2007#16
Toby is chosen to take Allicia Botti to a concert, but is worried he will mess up.
ThomasandtheRunawayCarpromoThomas and the Runaway CarSharon Miller11 September 2007#17
A runaway car causes trouble for Thomas.
ThomasinTrouble(Season11)promoThomas in TroubleWayne Jackman11 September 2007#18
Thomas leaves the fitter's yard to pick up a choir before he is fully maintained.
ThomasandtheStinkyCheesepromoThomas and the Stinky CheesePaul Larson12 September 2007#19
Thomas tries to avoid Diesel, 'Arry, and Bert while taking some stinky cheese.
PercyandtheLeftLuggagepromoPercy and the Left Luggage
Percy and the Baggage
Abi Grant12 September 2007#20
Percy neglects his more important job, collecting Dowager Hatt's luggage, in favour of his other more fun jobs.
SkarloeyStormsThroughpromoSkarloey Storms ThroughNeil Richards9 January 2008#21
Skarloey faces his fears when he has to rescue some lambs during a storm.
CoolTruckingspromoCool TruckingsPaul Larson10 January 2008#22
Madge almost has an accident in the snow while transporting Duncan to the Transfer Yards.
WashBehindYourBufferspromoWash Behind Your BuffersPaul Larson11 January 2008#23
Madge tells Skarloey and Rheneas to keep clean for a concert, but cannot keep clean herself.
DuncanDoesitAllpromoDuncan Does it AllWayne Jackman13 January 2008#24
Duncan does the other engines' jobs for a change, but causes several muddles.
SirHandelinChargepromoSir Handel in ChargeSimon Spencer14 January 2008#25
Sir Handel tells the others what to do in Mr. Percival's absence, with disastrous results.
Ding-A-LingpromoDing-a-LingSharon Miller15 January 2008#26
Freddie tries to find a bell for Mr. Percival's bicycle.

Songs

Characters

Characters Introduced

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.

New Friends

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

The Unexpected

Believing

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

Experience

  • 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

Pushing and Pulling

Directions

  • 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

Variety

  • Ding-a-Ling
  • 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

Team Work

  • 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

Trivia

  • 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 feature the Engine Roll Call lyrics incorporated into the theme song.
    • 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 since the sixth in which Thomas does not appear in the series finale.
    • The first series to have the funnel change on the roll call ending.
  • 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.
  • 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, episodes from this series were released on The Best of Thomas and Friends - Volume 2 and 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 oringally 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 even later in 2007 to tie in with the remaining six episodes  

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