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{{Infobox Episode
 
{{Infobox Episode
 
|title1=The Afternoon Tea Express
 
|title1=The Afternoon Tea Express
|image1=File:TheAfternoonTeaExpress50.png
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|image1=File:TheAfternoonTeaExpresspromo.jpg
 
|writer=[[Laura Beaumont]] & [[Paul Larson]]
 
|writer=[[Laura Beaumont]] & [[Paul Larson]]
 
|director=[[David Baas]]
 
|director=[[David Baas]]
|producer=[[Ian McCue]] & [[Halim Jabbour]] {{Note|[[HiT Entertainment]]}}<br>[[Robert Anderson]] {{Note|[[Jam Filled Toronto|Arc Productions]]}}
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|producer=
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* [[Ian McCue]] & [[Halim Jabbour]] {{Note|[[HiT Entertainment]]}}
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* [[Robert Anderson]] {{Note|[[Jam Filled Toronto|Arc Productions]]}}
 
|narrator=[[Mark Moraghan]]
 
|narrator=[[Mark Moraghan]]
|season=[[Season 17|17]]
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|series=[[Series 17|17]]
|season_no=17.26
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|series_no=17.23
|number=414
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|number=411
|released=22 October 2013 {{Note|AUS}}<br>17 November 2013 {{Note|JPN}}<br>27 March 2014 {{Note|HUN}}<br>6 July 2014 {{Note|UK}}<br>6 November 2014 {{Note|US}}<br>30 April 2015 {{Note|GER}}<br>5 October 2016 {{Note|KOR}}
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|released=
|previous=[[Thomas' Shortcut]]
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* 22 October 2013 {{Note|AUS}}
|next=[[Old Reliable Edward]]
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* 17 November 2013 {{Note|JPN}}
}}{{Quote|The visitors will wait a long time for their afternoon tea if Stephen is given the job!"<br>"I'll have you know they used to call me the Rocket, because I was so speedy!"<br>"Ha! Compared to a horse and cart, maybe!|Spencer and Stephen}}
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* 27 March 2014 {{Note|HUN}}
'''The Afternoon Tea Express''' is the twenty-sixth episode of the [[Season 17|seventeenth season]].
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* 6 July 2014 {{Note|UK}}
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* 6 November 2014 {{Note|US}}
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* 30 April 2015 {{Note|GER}}
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* 5 October 2016 {{Note|KOR}}
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|previous=[[Gone Fishing (episode)|Gone Fishing]]
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|next=[[The Smelly Kipper]]}}
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{{Quote|The visitors will wait a long time for their afternoon tea if Stephen is given the job!"<br>"I'll have you know they used to call me the Rocket, because I was so speedy!"<br>"Ha! Compared to a horse and cart, maybe!|Spencer and Stephen}}
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'''The Afternoon Tea Express''' is the twenty-third episode of the [[Series 17|seventeenth series]].
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen is cross, but is soon steaming around Sodor picking up all the ingredients. But soon, Gordon puffs up behind him, and tells him to hurry up. He then pushes Stephen quickly along the rails up to the junction to Ulfstead Castle. Spencer is surprised to see Stephen back so soon.
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Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen is cross but is soon steaming around Sodor picking up all the ingredients. But soon, Gordon puffs up behind him and tells him to hurry up. He then pushes Stephen quickly along the rails up to the junction to Ulfstead Castle. Spencer is surprised to see Stephen back so soon.
   
Stephen pretends to have been really fast. Over the next few days, Stephen is pushed by, Thomas, James and Emily, making him super fast. But when he is collecting jam for the Earl, Lady Hatt and the Fat Controller, none of the engines are there to push him. However, he finds Spencer, who pushes him the fastest up to the castle. But he goes so fast, he can't stop and biffs into the buffers at Ulfstead Castle, making the four barrels of jam fly all over the Earl, Lady Hatt and the Fat Controller.
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Stephen pretends to have been really fast. Over the next few days, Stephen is pushed by, Thomas, James and Emily making him super fast. But when he is collecting jam for the Earl, Lady Hatt, and the Fat Controller, none of the engines is there to help push him. However, he finds Spencer, who pushes him the fastest up to the castle. But he goes so fast, he cannot stop and biffs into the buffers at Ulfstead Castle, making the four barrels of jam fly all over the Earl, Lady Hatt and the Fat Controller.
   
 
After he apologises, he takes the visitors to the castle on a tour of Sodor whilst getting more jam, and realises that going slow is not that bad after all.
 
After he apologises, he takes the visitors to the castle on a tour of Sodor whilst getting more jam, and realises that going slow is not that bad after all.
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* [[Lady Hatt]]
 
* [[Lady Hatt]]
 
* [[Sir Robert Norramby]]
 
* [[Sir Robert Norramby]]
* [[Thomas]] (''does not speak'')
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* [[Thomas]] {{Does not speak}}
* [[James]] (''does not speak'')
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* [[James]] {{Does not speak}}
* [[Emily]] (''does not speak'')
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* [[Emily]] {{Does not speak}}
* [[The Duke and Duchess of Boxford]] (''do not speak'')
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* [[The Duke and Duchess of Boxford]] {{Do not speak}}
* [[Millie]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Millie]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Annie and Clarabel]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Annie and Clarabel]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Cranky]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Cranky]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Big Mickey]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Dairy Manager|The Dairy Manager]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Dairy Manager|The Dairy Manager]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Bakers|The Bakers]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Sodor Bakery#The Two Bakers|The Two Bakers]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Second Teacher|The Teacher]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Teacher|The Teacher]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Bird Watcher|The Bird Watcher]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Bird Watcher|The Bird Watcher]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#Dowager Hatt's Friends|Dowager Hatt's Friends]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#Dowager Hatt's Friends|Dowager Hatt's Friends]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Blond-haired Boy|The Blond-haired Boy]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Blond-haired Boy|The Blond-haired Boy]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Welsh Bird Watcher|The Welsh Bird Watcher]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Welsh Bird Watcher|The Welsh Bird Watcher]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#Barrow Football Fan|Barrow Football Fan]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Great Railway Show Judge|The Great Railway Show Judge]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Great Railway Show Judge|The Great Railway Show Judge]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Puppet Show Entertainers|The Female Puppet Show Entertainer]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Puppet Show Entertainers|The Female Puppet Show Entertainer]] {{Cameo}}
* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Schoolchildren|A Schoolgirl]] (''cameo'')
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* [[Minor Human Characters in the Television Series#The Schoolchildren|A Schoolgirl]] {{Cameo}}
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* [[Big Mickey]] {{Note|faceless, cameo}}
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===UK===
 
===UK===
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* [[Keith Wickham]] as Gordon and the Fat Controller
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* [[Matt Wilkinson]] as Spencer
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* [[Bob Golding]] as Stephen
 
* [[Teresa Gallagher]] as Lady Hatt
 
* [[Teresa Gallagher]] as Lady Hatt
* [[Bob Golding]] as Stephen
 
 
* [[Mike Grady]] as Sir Robert Norramby
 
* [[Mike Grady]] as Sir Robert Norramby
* [[Keith Wickham]] as Gordon and the Fat Controller
 
* [[Matt Wilkinson]] as Spencer
 
   
 
===US===
 
===US===
* Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt
 
* Bob Golding as Stephen
 
* Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
 
 
* [[Kerry Shale]] as Gordon and Sir Topham Hatt
 
* [[Kerry Shale]] as Gordon and Sir Topham Hatt
 
* [[Glenn Wrage]] as Spencer
 
* [[Glenn Wrage]] as Spencer
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* Bob Golding as Stephen
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* Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt
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* Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth season.
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* Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth series.
* This episode marks the last of several things:
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* This episode marks Spencer's only appearance in the seventeenth series.
** The final episode narrated by [[Kalle Øby]] in Norway.
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* This episode marks the last of two things:
** The final episode directed by [[David Baas]].
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** Lady Hatt's last speaking role until the [[Series 20|twentieth series]] episode, [[Engine of the Future]].
** Lady Hatt's last speaking role until the [[Season 20|twentieth season]] episode, [[Engine of the Future]].
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** The last appearance of the Sodor Bakery until the episode, [[All in Vain]].
** The last appearance of the Sodor Bakery until the aforementioned season episode, [[All in Vain]].
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* This is the first episode to feature Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt in the US.
   
 
==Goofs==
 
==Goofs==
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* When the narrator is talking about Stephen getting pushed by other engines, he says "The next day" even though Stephen's runs are weekly.
 
* When the narrator is talking about Stephen getting pushed by other engines, he says "The next day" even though Stephen's runs are weekly.
 
* When the barrels of jam fly onto the platform at Ulfstead Castle, the narrator says that the barrels "smashed to the ground." However, the barrels never broke, they remained completely intact.
 
* When the barrels of jam fly onto the platform at Ulfstead Castle, the narrator says that the barrels "smashed to the ground." However, the barrels never broke, they remained completely intact.
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* There is a scene where Lady Hatt is not covered in jam.
   
 
==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
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|CHI=下午茶特快车
 
|CHI=下午茶特快车
 
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}}
 
 
==Home Media Releases==
 
==Home Media Releases==
 
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===GER===
 
* [[The Ghost-Express]]
 
* [[The Ghost-Express]]
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[[es:El Express del Té de la Tarde]]
 
[[es:El Express del Té de la Tarde]]
 
[[pl:Herbatkowy Ekspres]]
 
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[[ru:Послеобеденное чаепитие]]
 
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[[Category:Theatrical releases]]

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“The visitors will wait a long time for their afternoon tea if Stephen is given the job!"
"I'll have you know they used to call me the Rocket, because I was so speedy!"
"Ha! Compared to a horse and cart, maybe!”
―Spencer and Stephen

The Afternoon Tea Express is the twenty-third episode of the seventeenth series.

Plot

Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen is cross but is soon steaming around Sodor picking up all the ingredients. But soon, Gordon puffs up behind him and tells him to hurry up. He then pushes Stephen quickly along the rails up to the junction to Ulfstead Castle. Spencer is surprised to see Stephen back so soon.

Stephen pretends to have been really fast. Over the next few days, Stephen is pushed by, Thomas, James and Emily making him super fast. But when he is collecting jam for the Earl, Lady Hatt, and the Fat Controller, none of the engines is there to help push him. However, he finds Spencer, who pushes him the fastest up to the castle. But he goes so fast, he cannot stop and biffs into the buffers at Ulfstead Castle, making the four barrels of jam fly all over the Earl, Lady Hatt and the Fat Controller.

After he apologises, he takes the visitors to the castle on a tour of Sodor whilst getting more jam, and realises that going slow is not that bad after all.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK

US

  • Kerry Shale as Gordon and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer
  • Bob Golding as Stephen
  • Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby

Trivia

  • Going by production order, this is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth series.
  • This episode marks Spencer's only appearance in the seventeenth series.
  • This episode marks the last of two things:
  • This is the first episode to feature Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt in the US.

Goofs

  • Stephen has his old, black funnel. Although, a rare picture shows him with his correct white funnel.
  • The open-topped carriage constantly changes height throughout the episode.
  • Stephen's trucks swap places during his journey.
  • When Stephen and Gordon go over the camera, Gordon seems to be pulling less than six carriages when in the next few shots he has six carriages.
  • When the narrator is talking about Stephen getting pushed by other engines, he says "The next day" even though Stephen's runs are weekly.
  • When the barrels of jam fly onto the platform at Ulfstead Castle, the narrator says that the barrels "smashed to the ground." However, the barrels never broke, they remained completely intact.
  • There is a scene where Lady Hatt is not covered in jam.

Merchandise

In Other Languages

Language Title
Chinese 下午茶特快车
Czech Expres odpoledního čaje
Dutch Thee met een Sneltreinvaart
French L'Express Du Goûter des Elfes
German Die Kaffeefahrt
Greek Το απογευματινό εξπρές του τσαγιού
Hebrew רכבת של שעת התה
Hungarian A délutáni tea expressz
Italian L'Espresso del Tè delle Cinque
Japanese アフタヌーンティーきゅうこう
Korean 티타임 특급열차
Latvian Pēcpusdienā tēja express
Norwegian Ettermiddagsteekspressen
Polish Herbatkowy ekspres
Portuguese O Expresso do Chá da tarde
Romanian Ceaiul de După-Amiază
Russian Послеобеденное чаепитие
Spanish El Expreso del Té de la Tarde
Thai รถด่วนน้ำชายามบ่าย
Ukrainian Експрес-Підвечірок

Home Media Releases


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