FANDOM


Thomas & Friends Storytime is a podcast series featuring Thomas & Friends stories narrated by Mark Moraghan. Stories featured include adaptations of episodes of the television series as well as books such as Thomas and the Beanstalk. There are 46 episodes in total.[1]

Thomas and the Monkey Palace

Thomas and the Monkey Palace is a sneak peek episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 8th April 2020.

Description

Thomas is pulling a cargo load of coconuts when he discovers an old palace and encounters some cheeky monkeys.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

UK

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Nikhil Parmar as Rajiv
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Charubala

Trivia

  • This story marks the only time Charubala was mentioned by Mark Moraghan.


Steamie Stafford

Steamie Stafford is the first episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 12th May 2020.

Description

Stafford doesn’t run on coal and water like the steam engines. Instead, he runs off a battery, which is very quiet. So when Stafford overhears some children saying he doesn’t sound like a proper engine, he asks Thomas and Percy to teach him how to make the same chuffing sounds they do.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

UK

  • Ben Small as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Percy, Stafford and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Matt Wilkinson as Farmer McColl and Headkeeper Jack
  • Teresa Gallagher as the Children

Video


Thomas and the Beanstalk

Thomas and the Beanstalk is the second episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 12th May 2020.

Description

Thomas tells his friends the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" before bedtime. The next day, while carrying a load of beans, Thomas has an accident and dreams about riding up a giant beanstalk to a land of giants high above the clouds.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

UK

  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Matt Wilkinson as Diesel 10 and Farmer McColl
  • Rachael Miller as the Golden Steam Engine
  • Rob Rackstraw as the Giant

Trivia

  • Farmer McColl appears in this episode, despite not appearing in the actual book that this episode is based off of.
    • Additionally Matt Wilkinson voices him in the US dub instead of William Hope.

Video


The Story of Thomas the Tank Engine

The Story of Thomas the Tank Engine is the third episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 12th May 2020.

Description

Thomas works every day in the yard collecting coaches for the big engines. But the little tank engine has big dreams of pulling coaches on his very own branch line.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Video


Happy Birthday Thomas!

Happy Birthday Thomas! is the fourth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 12th May 2020.

Description

When Bertie won't race with Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt sends him to the Steamworks, Thomas thinks he's not a Really Useful Engine anymore. But little does he know that Sir Topham Hatt and the rest of his friends are planning a surprise party to celebrate his birthday!

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This story is based on the book Happy Birthday, but with a few differences:
    • Gordon and Emily do not speak.
    • Sir Topham Hatt is the one who says "Don't forget that it's a surprise, so you mustn't tell Thomas" instead of Emily.

Video


Kevin's Cranky Friend

Kevin's Cranky Friend is the fifth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 19th May 2020.

Description

Cranky the Crane is very busy down at Brendam Docks, so Sir Topham Hatt decides to send Kevin from the Steamworks to help him. But Cranky doesn’t want any help, and Kevin has to work extra hard to prove he can be Really Useful.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

UK

Video


The Story of Percy the Small Engine

The Story of Percy the Small Engine is the sixth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 26th May 2020.

Description

The big engines are causing trouble when they refuse to come out of their sheds, so Sir Topham Hatt enlists the help of a small green engine named Percy.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Video


The Story of Rebecca the Happy Engine

The Story of Rebecca the Happy Engine is the seventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 2nd June 2020.

Description

Yellow tender engine Rebecca is new to the Island of Sodor and works very hard to fit in. Rebecca is worried that unlike the other engines, there is nothing special about her, but her new friends soon help her discover her unique qualities.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Video


Big World! Big Adventures!

Big World! Big Adventures! is the eighth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 9th June 2020.

Description

Thomas embarks on an ambitious trip around the world and discovers magnificent new sights and cultures, as well as making friends with a fun Kenyan engine named Nia.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This is the longest episode of the Storytime podcast series to date, with a duration of 33 minutes and 50 seconds.
  • The events of The Great Race are mentioned.

Goofs

  • The line "Suddenly, Ace hears another sound and panics!" is told in present tense rather than past tense like the rest of the story.

Video


The Story of Nia the Helpful Engine

The Story of Nia the Helpful Engine is the ninth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 16th June 2020.

Description

Nia is a helpful and resourceful engine who is good at solving difficult problems. In this episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime, she soon learns that even helpful engines sometimes need to ask for help.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

Goofs

  • Nia is said to have trouble finding the right platform at Vicarstown when it was actually Knapford.

Video


Marion and the Dinosaurs

Marion and the Dinosaurs is the tenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 23rd June 2020.

Description

When Marion the Steam Shovel sees a long line of dinosaurs, she thinks it must be a dream! But then the dinosaurs return, and Marion is chased all the way up to the castle.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

UK

  • Ben Small as Thomas
  • Bob Golding as Stephen
  • Olivia Colman as Marion
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby

Trivia

Video


The Story of Gordon the Big Engine

The Story of Gordon the Big Engine is the eleventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 30th June 2020.

Description

Gordon is known for taking things too seriously, but one day he can't stop laughing and is worried Sir Topham Hatt will think he is a silly engine. In this episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime, Gordon soon learns that sometimes having fun is ok.

Characters

Locations

Trivia


The Story of Diesel the Diesel Engine

The Story of Diesel the Diesel Engine is the twelfth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 7th July 2020.

Description

When a new diesel engine called Diesel arrives on the island of Sodor, he thinks he is far too modern and special to be told what to do by an old steam engine. But when he gets into trouble, he soon realizes that it helps to listen.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the story of "Pop Goes the Diesel".
  • The ending is heavily modified and alternate from Diesel's original backstory:
    • Diesel listens to and follows Duck's advice after the incident, instead of telling lies about Duck to the trucks to get Duck sent away.
    • Diesel is allowed to stay on the North Western Railway, rather than being sent packing after being found out he was making up lies about Duck.
  • This is the first episode of the Storytime podcast not to include Thomas in any way.

Goofs

  • Diesel is said to have red buffers. It is likely they were referring to his bufferbeams.


Who's Geoffrey?

Who's Geoffrey? is the thirteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 14th July 2020.

Description

Thomas causes a small accident by being silly and he is so embarrassed that he blames it on someone else… an imaginary engine called Geoffrey. Follow along as Thomas learns an important life lesson about telling the truth.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US


The Story of Emily the Clever Engine

The Story of Emily the Clever Engine is the fourteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 21st July 2020.

Description

Emily's first day on Sodor doesn't start well when she takes Thomas' coaches by mistake. But when Emily saves Thomas from a possible crash, the other engines all see that Emily is both brave and clever.

Characters

Locations

Trivia


Toad and the Whale

Toad and the Whale is the fiftheenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 28th July 2020.

Description

When Oliver’s brake van, Toad, spots a stranded whale on the beach, they alert the Search and Rescue Centre. Everyone must work together to help save the whale.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US


The Story of Toby the Tram Engine

The Story of Toby the Tram Engine is the sixteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 4th August 2020.

Description

Sir Topham Hatt's new tram engine Toby is not fancy-looking like the other steam engines; he is brown and square. In this week's storytime, he soon proves that it's what's on the inside that counts when he bravely saves King Godred's crown.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the stories of Toby and the Stout Gentleman, Thomas in Trouble and Heart of Gold.
  • It is revealed that Toby and Henrietta originally worked on the Mainland, which is a likely nod to the Railway Series.


The Story of James the Funny Engine

The Story of James the Funny Engine is the seventeenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 11th August 2020.

Description

James is so proud of his new shiny red paintwork. He believes it makes him the smartest, funniest, and most useful engine on the railway. But when James plays a trick on Gordon, he soon learns that not all jokes are funny.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the stories of Thomas and the Breakdown Train and No Joke for James.
  • There are a few differences from the orignal episodes:
    • James is said to take his trucks to the Docks.
    • The inspector is said to come from the Mainland.
    • James is told off by Sir Topham Hatt at Maron rather than Elsbridge. Additionally, James meets the inspector there rather than Brendam Docks.


Not So Slow Coaches

Not So Slow Coaches is the eighteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was first released on 18th August 2020.

Description

Annie and Clarabel are always complaining to Thomas about going too fast. In today's storytime, when Annie and Clarabel find themselves coupled to Caitlin by mistake, they get a taste of what going fast is really like.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US


The Story of Cranky the Crane

The Story of Cranky the Crane is the nineteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 25th August 2020.

Description

Thomas and Percy enjoy working at Brendam Docks until they meet a new bossy crane called Cranky, who is mean and rude to them, and calls the two little engines bugs! When an accident knocks Cranky to the ground, it is the two little engines who come to his rescue.

Characters

Locations


Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the story of Cranky Bugs.
  • There are some differences from the original episode:
    • Gordon is the one who tells Thomas and Percy to see things from Cranky's point of view instead of James.
    • Thomas and Percy initially protest when Sir Topham Hatt tells them off.
    • Only Gordon and James are trapped in the shed, with Henry and Duck being omitted and Gordon taking the latter's line, "We're sure to be safe in this shed."
    • The ship causes Cranky to topple over first before knocking down the shed.
    • Cranky only admits he is at fault after being rescued by Thomas and Percy.


Thomas the Hero

Thomas the Hero is the twentieth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 1st September 2020.

Description

When Thomas sees a vintage plane flying overhead, he is fascinated and follows it to the airfield. There he meets many wonderful planes and learns all about the part they played in the war. Thomas wishes he could be a hero too.

Characters

Locations

Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode was released to tie in with the 81st anniversary of the start of the Second World War.


Rocky Rescue

Rocky Rescue is the twenty-first episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 8th September 2020.

Description

When Rocky, the mobile rescue crane, has an accident, it's up to the other rescue vehicles to save him. But can they learn to work together as a team?

Characters

Locations

Cast

US

Reds vs. Blues

Reds vs Blues is the twenty-second episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 15th September 2020.

Description

The Sodor soccer fans wear blue and cheer for Thomas, while Barrow fans wear red and cheer for James. Soon the two engines are competing with each other in this episode of the Thomas & Friends Storytime podcast.

Characters

Locations

Cast

US


The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain is the twenty-third episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 22nd September 2020.

Description

When Bertie the Bus tells Thomas about the amazing sights on the other side of the mountain, Thomas wants to see for himself. But Thomas can only go where there are tracks and soon gets into trouble in this episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime.

Characters

Locations

Cast

UK

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt and a Signalman
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Steven Kynman as Butch


External Links

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+