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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. Each story is released weekly on Tuesdays. There are 46 stories in total in the first series.[1]

All episodes were written by Ian McCue and feature music by Chris Renshaw, including brand new scores for the stories adapted from Series 17 through 24.

A second series was announced sometime in April 2021, with Chris Renshaw returning as composer.[2] The first episode of the second series was released on 11 May 2021.

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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.

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  • 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.
  • Unlike the original episode:
    • The worker at the coconut stand is not present.
    • Thomas is said to pull more than one truck of coconuts, which is quite contrary to the original episode, where he pulled only one truck of coconuts.


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.

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  • 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

Trivia

  • The US dub of this episode was released on the 75th Anniversary of the Railway Series.

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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.

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  • 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

  • Unlike the original book:
    • James does not speak.
    • Farmer McColl makes an appearance. Additionally, Matt Wilkinson voices him in the US dub instead of William Hope.

Goofs

  • Judy and Jerome are incorrectly referred to as "rescue engines."

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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.

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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!

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This story is based on the book Happy Birthday.
  • Unlike the original book:
    • 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.
    • Thomas' party takes place at Vicarstown rather than Knapford Station.

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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.

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  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Victor does not speak.
    • Henry and James are not present.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the first series episodes, Trouble in the Shed and Percy Runs Away.
  • Unlike the original episodes:
    • Thomas, Henry and James do not speak.
    • Sir Topham Hatt tells the three big engines that they all must work together to make sure their railway is a good one, and that if they won't be really useful, he would find someone who will. This line was never said in the original episode.
    • The signalman speaks after noticing Percy racing backwards along the line.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the twenty-second series episodes, Confusion Without Delay and What Rebecca Does.
    • Additionally, this episode has the events of the latter taking place during the events of the former.
  • Unlike the original episodes:
    • Thomas, Percy, Harvey, Emily and Nia do not speak.
    • James, Duck, Porter, Diesel, Salty, Victor and Kevin are not acknowledged, neither are Wellsworth, Brendam Docks, or the Steamworks.
    • Flying Scotsman tell Rebecca to give him his passengers back when they first meet.
    • Rebecca does not go to the Steamworks to ask Victor and Kevin to add some "unique" features to her.

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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.

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  • 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.
  • Unlike the original special:
    • Kwaku is not acknowledged, thus the scene where he and Nia talk to each other is not present.
    • Annie, Clarabel, and many other speaking characters in the special do not speak.
    • Carly is only mentioned and does not physically appear.
    • International characters such as Sam, Carlos and the American Diesels are not acknowledged.

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.
  • On the picture, Nia’s teeth are colored gray instead of white.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the twenty-second series episodes, Forever and Ever and Counting on Nia and the twenty-third series episode, Rangers of the Rails.
    • In this episode, the events of Rangers of the Rails takes place between the events of Forever and Ever and Counting on Nia.
  • The events of Big World! Big Adventures! are mentioned.
  • Unlike the original episodes:
    • Thomas, Edward and Henry do not appear, although they are mentioned.
    • Emily does not speak.
    • James, Percy, Toby, Rebecca, Salty, Philip, Marion, Rocky and Carly are not acknowledged.

Goofs

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

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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.

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

Trivia

  • The events of Tale of the Brave are mentioned.
  • From this episode onwards, the narrator says the titles of both the series and the respective episode, as well as listing the main characters in the story.
  • This is the first podcast episode based on a television series episode taking place on Sodor that does not include Keith Wickham as part of the voice cast.
  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Samson does not speak.
    • Toby is not present.
    • The scene where Marion gets scared by the dinosaurs a second time takes place at night rather than daytime.

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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.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the second series episode, Pop Goes the Diesel.
  • The ending is heavily modified from the original story: in this version, Duck is not present when Diesel makes his mistake and thus Diesel does not swear revenge on Duck for letting him embarrass himself. Diesel is left to listen to Duck's advice and is later allowed to stay on the North Western Railway, rather than being sent away.
  • 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.

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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.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Clarabel does not speak.
    • Henry is not present.
    • Thomas leaves without telling Sir Topham Hatt that Geoffrey is hiding in Henry's Tunnel.

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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.

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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.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Duck is not present.
    • Flynn does not speak.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the first series episodes, Toby and the Stout Gentleman and Thomas in Trouble and the twenty-series episode, Heart of Gold.
  • It is revealed that Toby and Henrietta originally worked on the Mainland, which is a likely nod to the Railway Series.
  • Unlike the original episodes:
    • Glynn, Henrietta, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, and the crown thieves do not speak.
    • Millie is the one who tells Toby that what he does at Ulfstead Castle is more important than what he looks like instead of Glynn.
    • Stephen is not acknowledged or mentioned.

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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.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the first series episode, Thomas and the Breakdown Train and the third series episode No Joke for James.
  • Unlike the original 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 at Maron rather than Brendam Docks.

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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.

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  • Ben Small as Thomas
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Matt Wilkinson as Charlie
  • Rebecca O'Mara as Caitlin
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • Jonathan Forbes as Connor

Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Mavis is not present.
    • The scene where Thomas stops at Dryaw and suddenly remembers his job of taking trucks to the Quarry is not acknowledged.

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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.

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Trivia

  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This episode is based on the events of the fifth series episode, Cranky Bugs.
  • Unlike 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 are told off by Sir Topham Hatt at Knapford Station rather than Brendam Docks.
    • 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. He also apologises directly to Thomas and Percy instead of asking Sir Topham Hatt to tell them this.

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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.

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  • 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.
  • Unlike the original book:
    • Percy does not speak.
    • The scene with Thomas and Mitchell on the Mainland is not acknowledged.


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?

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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.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode, Edward is not present.

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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.

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

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Thomas and the Dinosaurs

Thomas and the Dinosaurs is the twenty-fourth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 29nd September 2020.

Description

Thomas the Tank Engine isn’t afraid of anything … or is he? When dinosaurs are spotted on the Island of Sodor, it’s another engine who turns out to be the bravest of all.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.

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Sidney Sings

Sidney Sings is the twenty-fifth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 6th October 2020.

Description

Sidney, the diesel, is given a special job. When he worries he might forget to do it, Thomas helps him make up a song to remember.

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Thomas and the Gingerbread Train

Thomas and the Gingerbread Train is the twenty-sixth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 13th October 2020.

Description

It's Sir Topham Hatt's birthday, and Thomas has asked the baker to create a special gingerbread train as a gift. But the Gingerbread Train comes to life and, terrified of being eaten, escapes down the track.

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Trivia

  • This episode’s plot is a reference to the story of The Gingerbread Man.
  • Several biffing and braking sound effects from Series 4-7 can be heard throughout the episode.


Henry in the Dark

Henry in the Dark is the twenty-seventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 20th October 2020.

Description

When Henry gets repainted at the Steamworks, he doesn't realize its with the wrong paint. But as it gets dark, Henry starts to glow, and Thomas, James, and Gordon are convinced they've seen a ghost train.

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Thomas and the Runaway Pumpkins

Thomas and the Runaway Pumpkins is the twenty-eighth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 27th October 2020.

Description

It's Halloween on the Island of Sodor, but all the pumpkins have gone missing. But never fear – Thomas the Tank Engine is here to help his friends get the festivities back on track!

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  • The story was told by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • To date, this is the only episode of Series 1 not to be released in the UK.
  • This episode is based on the book of the same name, but with a few differences:
    • Thomas and Percy are the only engines to appear (and speak) in this episode.
    • Edward, Henry, James and Emily are absent, although the latter two's whistles can be heard near the end.
    • Dowager Hatt is also not acknowledged.


Thomas and the Steam Troll

Thomas and the Steam Troll is the twenty-ninth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 3rd November 2020.

Description

Reg tells Thomas the fairy tale of a Steam Troll who lives under the old bridge near the yard. Thomas laughs at Reg's story, but when he arrives at the bridge, he is shocked to see a giant Steam Troll blocking his way across the bridge.

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  • The plot is a reference to The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
  • Emily reveals that Clause 2A of the North Western Railway Code states that "Any object placed deliberately or accidentally on the tracks could be very dangerous, and more importantly, cause confusion and delay."


The Missing Christmas Decorations

The Missing Christmas Decorations is the thirtieth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 10th November 2020.

Description

When the Steamies’ Christmas decorations go missing from Tidmouth Sheds, it's Percy that discovers who is stealing them. The Steamies team up to get the decorations back.

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  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Edward and Dart do not speak.
    • Diesel has no dialogue apart from laughter.


Thomas and the Big Bad Storm

Thomas and the Big Bad Storm is the thirty-first episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 17th November 2020.

Description

When the three little engines, Thomas, Emily, and James, are given a chance to have their very own sheds built, they each choose different ways to make them. But then a Big Bad Storm arrives and tries to huff and puff and blow their houses down.

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  • The plot is directly based on the story of The Three Little Pigs.


Christmas in the Air

Christmas in the Air is the thirty-second episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 24th November 2020.

Description

On Christmas Eve, Thomas the Tank Engine sees his engine friends with all sorts of special deliveries. Where are they all going? Thomas wonders.

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  • The story is told entirely by Mark Moraghan with no other voice actors.
  • This marks the first time Crosby is mentioned by name since the seventeenth series episode Gordon Runs Dry.
  • Unlike the original book:
    • Emily's cranberry sauce comes from a couple named Mr. and Mrs. Pickles instead of cooks from a nearby inn.
    • Thomas meets Rebecca at Crosby instead of Harwick.
    • Thomas does not meet Toby carrying oranges between meeting Rebecca and Nia.


Last Train for Christmas

Last Train for Christmas is the thirty-third episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 1st December 2020.

Description

It is a snowy Christmas Eve, and a lot of passengers are coming home to Sodor for the holidays. But the snow keeps falling and threatens to keep everyone from getting home in time for Christmas. Soon all the engines have to work together to save the holiday.

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  • Unlike the original episode:
    • James, Duck, and Oliver do not speak, nor are they mentioned.
    • The scene at Wellsworth with the final Slip Coach overrunning the platform is not present.


Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa is the thirty-fourth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 8th December 2020.

Description

Christmas is fast approaching. Percy and Harold help each other to get the children's letters to Santa in time.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Toby does not speak, nor is mentioned.
    • Thomas' dialogue to Percy at Tidmouth Sheds is shortened.
    • The flashback of Percy and Harold's race from the second series episode Percy and Harold is not present.
  • This is the first television series episode-based podcast episode that takes place on Sodor, but does not feature Keith Wickham as part of the voice cast in the US dub.


Thomas and the Fairy God Engine

Thomas and the Fairy God Engine is the thirty-fifth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 15th December 2020.

Description

It's the King's locomotive ball, and all the engines on Sodor are invited to dress up and join a grand parade. But Thomas has too much work to do and ends up covered in dirt and soot. It will take a spark of magic from a Fairy God Engine to ensure Thomas goes to the ball.

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  • The plot is a reference to Cinderella.
  • Gordon dressing up as the Shooting Star and James dressing up as the Rail Rocket for the ball are references to the special The Great Race and the twenty-fourth series episode James the Super Engine, respectively.
  • Apart from cheering and other various exclamations, Emily and Rebecca have no dialogue.


Santa's Little Engine

Santa's Little Engine is the thirty-sixth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 22nd December 2020.

Description

It's Christmas time on Sodor, and Sir Topham Hatt is dressed as Santa for the fair. But when his sleigh slips down the hill, with him still in it, it's up to Thomas to save the day.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode, Cranky does not speak.

Goofs

  • In the US dub, Thomas has his UK voice at the end, most likely due to Keith Wickham's recording of Sir Topham Hatt being used for the same dub of this episode.


Kangaroo Christmas

Kangaroo Christmas is the thirty-seventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 29th December 2020.

Description

Thomas is shocked to learn that Christmas in Australia is actually in summer. He goes on an adventure to reunite a baby kangaroo with its mother and learns the importance of family at Christmas.

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Thomas' Animal Ark

Thomas' Animal Ark is the thirty-eighth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 29th December 2020.

Description

The boiler at the Animal Park breaks down at Christmas, so Thomas and his friends need to find a way to keep the animals warm.

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  • Unlike in the original episode, Rebecca is not acknowledged by the narration; the scene where she warns Thomas about the snowdrift is not present.
  • The events of the twenty-second series episode Trusty Trunky are mentioned.


Terence Breaks the Ice

Terence Breaks the Ice is the thirty-ninth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 5th January 2021.

Description

Terence the tractor shows off to Thomas that he can go anywhere. But when Terence falls through a frozen pond, it is Thomas who has to save him.

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  • Thomas has his UK voice in the US dub when he says "Are you okay?"


The Beast of Sodor

The Beast of Sodor is the fortieth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 19th January 2021.

Description

Spencer delights in teasing a worried Henry about the abominable snowman in today's childrens' story. But when they meet a man covered from head to toe in snow, it is Spencer who is the most frightened of all.

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  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Percy, James, and Rocky are all absent from the narration, as is the scene where Rocky rescues James.
    • In the US narration, Spencer gasps when he first sees Sir Topham Hatt covered in snow and mistakes him for the Abominable Snowman. This was not heard in the original episode.
  • Sir Topham Hatt's car has a different horn sound in this episode.


New Crane on the Dock

New Crane on the Dock is the forty-first episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 26th January 2021.

Description

When a new crane, Carly, joins the docks, she and Cranky both try to outdo each other, causing confusion and delay.

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  • The cover incorrectly lists the episode's title as "New Crane on the Block."


Thomas and the Dragon

Thomas and the Dragon is the forty-second episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 2nd February 2021.

Description

Thomas gets worried when he's given the honour of bringing a dragon to the Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Luke's New Friend

Luke's New Friend is the forty-third episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on the 9th February 2021.

Description

One day at the Blue Mountain Quarry, Luke finds a scared young deer. The other engines warn Luke that the quarry is no place for an animal, but when Luke remembers how he scared he was when he first arrived on Sodor he's determined to help the deer feel safe.

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Trivia

  • The events of Blue Mountain Mystery are mentioned.
  • This is the second episode of the Storytime podcast not to feature Thomas in any way. The first was The Story of Diesel the Diesel Engine.


Banjo and the Bushfire

Banjo and the Bushfire is the forty-fourth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime. It was released on 16th February 2021.

Description

Thomas helps rescue a koala from a bushfire in the Australian rainforest.

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Trivia

  • This is the first time Cairns is mentioned by name, as well as the only time Ranger Jill is mentioned by Mark Moraghan.
  • Unlike the original episode:
    • The scene where Thomas panics over having a crocodile in his cab is not present.
    • Cairns, the station where Thomas and Ranger Jill takes the animals to be safe, is acknowledged as being located near the coast, as indicated by the seagull and other seaside-related sound effects. However, there was no ocean or seagulls near Cairns in the original episode.


Diesel and the Ducklings

Diesel and the Ducklings is the forty-fifth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime and the final episode of the first series. It was released on the 23rd February 2021.

Description

When Diesel's kind to some cute little ducklings, he's worried he'll be teased by the other engines. But he soon learns that his friends like him for simply being him.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Gordon does not speak.
    • Edward, James and Emily are not present, nor are the scenes where Diesel teases Emily and rolls slowly along in front of James and Gordon.

Goofs

  • Just like in The Story of Diesel the Diesel Engine, Diesel in incorrectly said to have red buffers, although it is still likely that they were referring to his bufferbeams.


A World of Animals

A World of Animals is a compilation release featuring previously-released content. It was released on 16th March 2021.

Description

Explore a world of animals with Thomas and his friends in this podcast compilation of stories.

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Dizzy Diesels

Dizzy Diesels is a compilation release featuring previously-released content. It was released on 6th April 2021.

Description

Learn about Diesel's first day on Sodor. Sing along with Sidney as he gets himself in a spin and worries he'll forget what his job was. And see Diesel go all dizzy over some cute little springtime ducklings.

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Railway Celebrations

Railway Celebrations is a compilation release featuring previously-released content. It was released on 6th April 2021.

Description

Kids can get in on the party-time fun with this compilation of celebratory Thomas & Friends podcast stories, including a surprise birthday party, a special Chinese New Year celebration, and a royal ball featuring a visit from a magical friend.

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Thomas' Animal Friends

Thomas' Animal Friends is the first episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the forty-sixth episode in total. It was first released on 11th May 2021.

Description

Thomas’ day gets wild when he’s asked to help at the Sodor Animal Park only to find the park’s new monkey residents have escaped! After Thomas rescues them and brings them to the Animal Park, Sir Topham Hatt has an exotic idea to help promote the new monkey habitat, which leaves Thomas feeling embarrassed.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Cranky does not speak.
    • Carly is not acknowledged by the narration.
  • The events of the twenty-fourth series episode, Shankar's Makeover are mentioned.
  • This is the first episode of the podcast series to be based on an episode of the twenty-fourth series.

Best Engine Ever

Best Engine Ever is the second episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the forty-seventh episode in total. It was first released on 14th May 2021.

Description

Steam engines Emily and Caitlin discover you don’t have to be the “best” to be a valuable member of the team.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Caitlin and Connor are said to be racing to Knapford.
    • The scene at Tidmouth Sheds is not acknowledged in the narration, and thus, Gordon, James, and Percy do not speak.
  • This is the first episode to be released on a Saturday rather than a Tuesday.

James the Super Engine

James the Super Engine is the third episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the forty-eighth episode in total. It was first released on 25th May 2021.


Description

James discovers his secret super-engine hero identity: The Rail Rocket!

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • The beginning of this episode takes place at Knapford rather than Vicarstown.
    • The scene at Brendam Docks is not acknowledged by the narration. Thus, Salty is not acknowledged either.
  • This is the first time the Fenland Track is mentioned by name since the fifteenth series episode, James to the Rescue.

Thomas the Wooden Engine

Thomas the Wooden Engine is the fourth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the forty-ninth episode in total. It was first released on 1st June 2021.

Description

A toymaker, a wooden train, and a little bit of magic come together.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Diesel
  • The Other Diesel
  • The Fairy
  • The Toymaker
  • Funfair Ride Operator
  • The Crane Driver (does not speak)
  • The Hooker Duck Store Owner (does not speak)

Locations

  • The Toymaker's Workshop
  • The Forest
  • The Funfair

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Trivia

  • This episode's plot is based on to the fairytale, Pinocchio.
  • Thomas having a number one on his cab as opposed to his side tank might be a reference to Wilbert Awdry's model of Thomas he made for his son, Christopher Awdry.


Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant

Nia and the Unfriendly Elephant is the fifth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fiftieth episode in total. It was first released on 8th June 2021.

Description

Nia faces an unusual challenge: an elephant who doesn't like steam engines! Can she deliver the animal to its new home at the Sodor Animal Park?

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  • In the US dub, Belle has her UK voice when she says "No, I haven't." This also occurs when she says "I think it's working."

Thomas and the Royal Engine

Thomas and the Royal Engine is the sixth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-first episode in total. It was first released on 15th June 2021.

Description

Thomas and Sir Topham Hatt travel to London for a royal rail request, get lost in the unfamiliar land, and meet a very important new engine friend.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Dowager Hatt does not speak.
    • Emily and Bulgy are not acknowledged.
    • The scene where Thomas reunites with Beresford en route to London is not acknowledged, thus Beresford himself is not acknowledged.
    • Duchess does not accuse Thomas of stealing her coach.
    • Thomas does not leave his fireman behind at the Second Mainland Station, thus Sir Topham Hatt does not take over as Thomas' fireman for the remainder of the journey to London.
    • Buckingham Palace is not mentioned.

Thomas & Percy Stick Together

Thomas & Percy Stick Together is the seventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-second episode in total. It was first released on 22nd June 2021.

Description

Things get sticky when Thomas and Percy go racing and chasing on the tracks and get stuck together. Can the engines get the day's deliveries done on time?

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Trivia

  • This is the first episode to be a completely original story rather being based off an episode from the television series or a fairytale adaptation.
  • This episode marks the Ffarquhar Quarry Manager's first speaking role in a television series-based production.

Chucklesome Trucks

Chucklesome Trucks is the eighth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-third episode in total. It was first released on 29th June 2021.

Description

Hilarity ensues when Rebecca has to work with the Troublesome Trucks to make her deliveries on Sodor.

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Goofs

  • Winston is incorrectly referred to as a railcar.

Chases and Races

Chases and Races is a compilation release featuring previously-released content. It was released on 6th July 2021.

Description

Kids are in for high-speed hilarity in this compilation of funny Thomas & Friends™ podcast stories, which feature a friendly competition between Thomas and James, a speedy discovery for Annie and Clarabel, and a runaway gingerbread train chase across Sodor!

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Thomas and the Baby Tiger Rescue

Thomas and the Baby Tiger Rescue is the ninth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-fourth episode in total. It was first released on 13th July 2021.

Description

In this action-packed mystery, a baby tiger becomes lost on the island of Sodor and it’s up to Thomas and his friends to reunite mother and baby.

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Skiff and the Mermaid

Skiff and the Mermaid is the tenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-fifth episode in total. It was first released on 20th July 2021.

Description

Skiff and Sir Topham Hatt hit the high seas in search of a mythical mermaid.

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Trivia

  • The events of the nineteenth series episode, Toad and the Whale are mentioned.
  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Thomas is referred to by name.
    • The scene of Duck talking to Toad about Skiff and Sir Topham Hatt is not acknowledged.

Emily's Best Friend

Emily's Best Friend is the eleventh episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-sixth episode in total. It was first released on 27th July 2021.

Description

Emily discovers what being a best friend is all about.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Gordon and Rebecca do not speak.
    • The scene of Emily witnessing Gordon and Rebecca at Knapford is not acknowledged.
    • Reg is not acknowledged.

Goofs

  • Rebecca has Emily's whistle sound.

Thomas and the Seven Tiny Engines

Thomas and the Seven Tiny Engines is the twelfth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-seventh episode in total. It was first released on 3rd August 2021.

Description

Thomas gets lost on a journey to collect cargo and meets 7 tiny mining engines in a faraway railyard. Can these new friends help Thomas get back to Sodor?

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Trivia

  • This episode's plot is based on the fairytale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks

Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks retitled as Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Cars in the US, is the thirteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-eighth episode in total. It was first released on 10th August 2021.


Description

A heatwave hits Sodor and the blazing sun causes the railway’s tracks to bend and buckle!

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Annie and Clarabel are referred to by name.
    • Whiff does not speak.
    • Most of the scenes with Sir Topham Hatt and his new hat are not acknowledged.
    • The goat near Farmer Trotter's Pig Farm, where the buckled tracks are located, is not acknowledged.

Goofs

  • Whiff is incorrectly referred to as a "scrapyard engine." It is actually Scruff who brings scrap to Crocks Scrap Yard.
  • Although the narrator acknowledges Flynn having a siren at the beginning of this episode, he does not acknowledge him having a horn.

Trains, Planes and Rescues

Trains, Planes and Rescues is a compilation release featuring previously-released content. It was released on 17th August 2021.

Description

In this compilation of Thomas & Friends™ podcast stories, kids can discover Sodor’s sights beyond the rails, from soaring through the skies, to exploring the other side of the mountain, and meeting some helpful new friends.

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School of Duck

School of Duck is the fourteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the fifty-ninth episode in total. It was first released on 31st August 2021.

Description

A terrible storm destroys the classroom at Harwick School, prompting Duck the tank engine to find a creative solution for the school children.

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Trivia

  • Unlike the original episode:
    • Duck is already at Knapford before Daisy arrives.
    • Gordon is not acknowledged, thus the scene where Duck attempts to ask him if he could borrow his express coaches is not acknowledged either.

Thomas and the Three Cranes

Thomas and the Three Cranes is the fifteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the sixtieth episode in total. It was first released on 14th September 2021.

Description

When an accident at the docks leaves Thomas feeling guilty, the No. 1 engine embarks on a noble quest to make things right.

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Trivia

  • This episode marks Proteus' first appearance since The Magic Lamp and his speaking role in a television series-based production.
  • Although she does not live at Brendam Docks, Cassia is said to appear to Thomas alongside Cranky and Carly, while Big Mickey - who does live at Brendam Docks - is nowhere to be seen, nor is acknowledged.
  • Rob Rackstraw voices Cranky in the UK dub instead of Matt Wilkinson. Additionally, Rachael Miller voices Carly and Cassia instead of Lucy Montgomery and Laura Cucurullo respectively.
  • The voice given to Proteus is very similar to Skarloey's voice.
  • The recently-released Trains & Cranes Super Tower set may be based off this episode, given how Cranky, Carly and Cassia all appear together in the story.
  • The episode’s title is likely based off of the fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, albeit not actually being based off of said fairytale itself.

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The Inventor's Spectacular Bridge

The Inventor's Spectacular Bridge is the sixteenth episode of Thomas & Friends Storytime's second series and the sixty-first episode in total. It was first released on 21st September 2021.

Description

A railway bridge collapses, trapping Toby and Henrietta! Can Inventor Ruth help save the day?

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