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Series 23 of Thomas & Friends began airing on 18 May 2019 in the US, and 2 September 2019 in the UK.


Mattel has green-lit a new series and several specials for Thomas & Friends that will premiere in 2019. Production has begun on the 23rd series that will consist of 20 x 11-minute episodes as well as three 20-minute specials following the recent revamp of the series.

The series is once again, split into two halves: one half with Thomas travelling around the world, and one half taking place on the Island of Sodor. Along with more episodes set in the previously visited China, India and Australia, Thomas will also visit two new countries, Italy and Brazil.


Screenshot UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by Original UK release date Episode number #
FreetheRoadspromoFree the RoadsMichael White2 September 201901
Bulgy thinks that people should travel by bus instead of rail, until he learns that having so many passengers is not easy for the buses on their own.
CrowningAroundPromo2Crowning AroundCamille Ucan & Rose Johnson3 September 201902
Rajiv learns that he can be really useful with or without his crown.
ChucklesomeTrucksPromoChucklesome TrucksDavey Moore4 September 201903
Rebecca defies expectations when she works with the Troublesome Trucks and has a very amusing day.
TheOtherBigEnginepromo2The Other Big EngineDavey Moore5 September 201904
Thomas meets another big blue engine in Brazil that reminds him of Gordon.
HeartofGoldpromo3Heart of GoldMichael White6 September 201905
Toby doesn't feel useful working at Ulfstead Castle but soon proves some rude passengers wrong when he saves the crown.
Batucadapromo2BatucadaDavey Moore9 September 201906
Thomas finds a way to take part in the Brazilian carnival music.
GordonGetstheGigglespromo2Gordon Gets the GigglesBecky Overton10 September 201907
Gordon becomes worried when he gets a serious case of the giggles.
ThomasMakesaMistakepromoThomas Makes a MistakeCamille Ucan & Rose Johnson11 September 201908
Thomas causes confusion and delay by not seeking help when he makes a mistake.
DieselDoRightpromoDiesel Do RightDavey Moore12 September 201909
Diesel plays a trick on Rebecca to try to get the other engines in trouble for a change.
GrudgeMatchpromoGrudge MatchDavey Moore13 September 201910
Raul wants to beat Thomas in a game, but his competitive nature soon gets him into trouble.
SteamTeamtotheRescuePromoSteam Team to the RescueDavey Moore19 October 201911
The steam engines must work overtime to unload cargo from the docks when a series of accidents put all of the diesel engines out of action.
PanickyPercyPromoPanicky PercyCamille Ucan & Rose Johnson16 December 201912
Percy causes confusion and delay by panicking over nothing.
AllTracksLeadtoRomepromoAll Tracks Lead to RomeBecky Overton21 December 201913
Thomas is keen to prove to his new friend Gina that he is an expert in all things Italian, until he gets lost down an old mine.
MinesofMysterypromoMines of MysteryBecky Overton22 December 201914
Thomas wants to impress his friends by finding an amazing discovery; it's not long before his wish is granted, although not in the way he had expected.
LaidBackShanepromoLaid Back ShaneCamille Ucan & Rose JohnsonTBATBA
Shane has too much fun to stop and refuel until he runs out of coal and is stranded in the desert.
WishYouWereHerepromoWish You Were HereCamille Ucan & Rose JohnsonTBATBA
Thomas misses his best friend, Percy, while working on the Chinese railway.
DieselGlowsAwaypromoDiesel Glows AwayDavey MooreTBATBA
When Diesel hides from the other engines, his plans backfire and he gets a surprise.
OutofSitepromoOut of SiteMichael WhiteTBATBA
Brenda learns that it's important to work as a team and not just care about her own jobs.
FirstDayonSodorpromoFirst Day on Sodor!Becky OvertonTBATBA
Darcy makes some mistakes on her first day, but she soon makes up for it when everyone sees what she can really do.
LorenzosSolopromoLorenzo's SoloBecky OvertonTBATBA
Lorenzo takes Dame Bella Canto to the music festival.
TooLoudThomaspromoToo Loud, Thomas!Becky OvertonTBATBA
Thomas loses his voice and he must find a new way to pass on his.
DeepTroublePromoDeep TroubleMichael WhiteTBATBA
Max and Monty's antics on a construction site get them into trouble.
RangersoftheRailspromoRangers of the RailsDavey MooreTBATBA
Emily takes the Sodor Rangers camping but gets derailed.


Characters Introduced


UK and AUS


  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Diesel, and Max
  • Rob Rackstraw as James and Monty
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Nicola Stapleton as Rosie
  • Steven Kynman as Paxton
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Tina Desai as Ashima
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Federico Trujillo as Raul
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Tim Bain as Aiden
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • David Menkin as Jack
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Monica Lopera as Gabriela
  • Gabriel Porras as Emerson and Fernando
  • Francisco Labbe as Gustavo
  • Laura Cucurullo as Cassia
  • Chipo Chung as Hong-Mei
  • Siu-see Hung as An An
  • Windson Liong as Yin-Long
  • Anna Francolini as Gina, children, and passengers
  • Vincenzo Nicoli as a worker
  • Antonio Magro as Stefano
  • Montserrat Lombard as Mia and passengers


  • This is Andrew Brenner's final series as head writer, and the second time he has not written any epsiodes for the series since he became head writer, the first time being series 21.
  • This series marks Jenny Packard's first appearance in full CGI.
  • This is the first series in which Henrietta does not appear.
  • Harriet Kershaw, Federico Trujillo, Monica Lopera, Francisco Labbe, Laura Cucurullo, Anna Francolini, Vincenzo Nicoli, Antonio Magro, Flaminia Cinque and Montserrat Lombard join the voice cast.


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