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Terence "Terry" Permane was the Director of Photography of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and TUGS. He worked on the show from 1984-2008.


He began work in 1984 when Thomas' production was started. And, he designed and developed the Periscope Lens System, a 35mm camera to shoot Thomas, with David Mitton.

He was Director of Photography on all series until the eleventh series, also took photographs of each and every scene of Thomas which were used in books, magazines, and other merchandise.

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