The fifteenth series of Thomas & Friends first aired during March 2011 in the UK and between April and June in the US. This series has a total of twenty episodes, all of which were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Mark Moraghan later re-narrated two episodes in 2013.


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US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
GordonandFerdinandpromoGordon and FerdinandSharon Miller1 March 2011#01
Gordon is embarrassed to be seen with Ferdinand while delivering the Lion of Sodor.
TobyandBashpromoToby and BashSharon Miller2 March 2011#02
Toby tries to find Bash a home on Sodor, but Bash misses his friends on Misty Island.
EmilyandDashpromoEmily and DashSharon Miller3 March 2011#03
Emily has to escort Dash to a steam fair but thoughtlessly leaves him behind.
Percy'sNewFriendspromoPercy's New FriendsGerard Foster4 March 2011#04
After his friends say they are too busy to play, Percy decides to make friends with the animals on Sodor.
EdwardtheHeropromoEdward the HeroSharon Miller7 March 2011#05
Edward wants to be a hero like Harold.
JamestotheRescuepromoJames to the RescueSharon Miller8 March 2011#06
James refuses to work with Toby as the rescue engine, but soon regrets his decision.
HappyHiroHappy HiroSharon Miller9 March 2011#07
Hiro is feeling homesick, so Thomas tries to cheer him up by taking him to Misty Island.
UpUpandAwaypromoUp, Up and Away!Sharon Miller10 March 2011#08
Thomas and Percy deliver Mr. Bubbles' giant balloon.
Henry'sHappyCoalpromoHenry's Happy CoalSharon Miller11 March 2011#09
'Arry and Bert tease Henry about using special coal.
LetitSnow32Let it SnowSharon Miller14 March 2011#10
While collecting logs for an animal shelter, Thomas sings the Misty Island Snow Song in hopes of making it snow.
SurpriseSurprisepromoSurprise, SurpriseSharon Miller15 March 2011#11
Thomas tries to hold a Christmas party at the Sodor Steamworks for his friends but does not tell Victor.
SpencertheGrandpromoSpencer the GrandJessica Sandys Clarke16 March 2011#12
Spencer disobeys orders and tries to puff to the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House in the fog.
StopThatBuspromoStop That Bus!Sharon Miller17 March 2011#13
Thomas takes Bertie on a tour, but Bertie has to pick up Dowager Hatt and her friends.
StuckonYoupromoStuck on YouSharon Miller18 March 2011#14
Thomas and Butch do not listen to Victor's instructions, so they do not know how to work Butch's new magnet.
BigBellepromoBig BelleSharon Miller21 March 2011#15
Belle's attempts to be friends with Toby only frighten the steam tram away.
KevintheSteamiepromoKevin the SteamieLaurie Israel
Rachel Ruderman
22 March 2011#16
Kevin practices shunting so that he can take part in Thomas and Percy's game.
WonkyWhistlepromoWonky WhistleNeil Ben23 March 2011#17
Thomas rushes off before his whistle can be properly fixed and scares Farmer McColl's animals.
PercytheSnowmanpromoPercy the SnowmanLizzie Ennever24 March 2011#18
Thomas promises to take a depressed Percy to pick up Sir Topham Hatt, but while Thomas is finishing his jobs, he only succeeds in covering Percy in snow.
TreeTroublepromoTree TroubleSharon Miller25 March 2011#19
The diesels and Thomas compete to find the best Christmas tree for the Steamworks and Dieselworks.
FieryFlynnpromoFiery FlynnSharon Miller28 March 2011#20
Flynn tries to impress the diesels with his bravado with potentially disastrous results.



Characters Introduced

Half Hour Format

When series 15 aired on PBS in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, each broadcast airs two episodes, a song and a Down at the Station segment.

Exciting Friends

  • Gordon and Ferdinand
  • Song: All You Need
  • Down at the Station: Engines
  • Toby and Bash

Kindness with Friends

  • Percy's New Friends
  • Song: All You Need
  • Down at the Station: The Railway Line
  • Emily and Dash

Learning Together

  • James to the Rescue
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Down at the Station: The Steam Engine
  • Happy Hiro

Happy Engines

  • Henry's Happy Coal
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Down at the Station: Coal
  • Edward the Hero

Fun in the Snow

Helping Each Other

  • Stop that Bus!
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Down at the Station: Passengers
  • Spencer the Grand

Laughing Together

  • Big Belle
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas!
  • Down at the Station: Water
  • Stuck on You

Slow Down!

  • Wonky Whistle
  • Song: Hear the Engines Coming
  • Down at the Station: Going Backwards
  • Up, Up and Away!

Special Times

  • Surprise, Surprise
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Down at the Station: The Driver
  • Tree Trouble

Being Useful

  • Kevin the Steamie
  • Song: Hear the Engines Coming
  • Down at the Station: Fireman
  • Fiery Flynn


UK, AUS and NZ

  • Ben Small as Thomas, Toby and Ferdinand
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Rosie, Belle, Mavis, Lady Hatt and the Ginger-haired Boy
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Whiff, Dash, Salty, Den, Harold, Captain, the Fat Controller, Dowager Hatt, Mr. Bubbles and the Railway Coal Inspector
  • Matt Wilkinson as Spencer, Stanley, Charlie, Bash, Victor, Cranky, Kevin, Farmer McColl, the Duke of Boxford, the Maithwaite Stationmaster and the Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Manager
  • Rupert Degas as Den (Fiery Flynn only), Dart, Flynn, Bertie and Butch
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Kerry Shale as Diesel, 'Arry, Bert and Norman
  • William Hope as the Steamworks Worker and the Farm Hands (uncredited)

US and CAN


  • Nitrogen Studios began production on this series in November 2009.[1]
  • This series was supposed to be shown after Day of the Diesels, but was brought forwards for unknown reasons.
  • This series marks the first of a few things:
    • Butch's first speaking role in the television series.
    • Trevor's first episodic appearance in full CGI.
    • Arlesdale End, Castle Loch, the Norramby Fishing Village and Wellsworth's first appearances in full CGI.
    • The first and only series to have Rupert Degas as Butch in the UK. Matt Wilkinson later took over this role in the sixteenth series.
    • The first series to have Rupert Degas as part of the voice cast.
    • The first series to have an episode written by Gerard Foster.
    • The first series, with Series 20 being the second, not to have Thomas' name titled in any of the episodes.
  • This is also the only series of a few things:
    • The only series to date, where Thomas, Gordon and Percy have more roles than the rest of the Steam Team.
    • The only series to date where Annie and Clarabel are never referred to by name.
    • The only series to have episodes written by Laurie Israel, Rachel Ruderman, Neil Ben, and Lizzie Ennever.
    • The only series to date where Sir Topham Hatt's Car does not appear.
  • This series marks the last of a few things:
  • This is the second series of two things:
    • The second series since Series 8 not to introduce any new engines.
    • The second series since Series 12 where James speaks in only two episodes.
  • Percy's whistle now budges up and down whenever he uses it.
  • Jules de Jongh is credited in the UK credits despite none of her characters speaking in that dub.
  • On Netflix UK, this series was listed as being Series 13. The mistake was later corrected.
  • In Finland, this series was shown on the website MTV Juniori before airing on television.

Behind the Scenes


Character Models

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