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“I know you can't hear me but good night to you too, Percy.”

Wish You Were Here is the fourteenth episode of the twenty-third series.


Thomas misses his best friend, Percy, while working on the Chinese railway.





US and CAN

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Chipo Chung as Hong-Mei
  • Siu-see Hung as An An and a Passenger
  • Windson Liong as Yin-Long and a Passenger
  • Matt Wilkinson as a Wellsworth Station Worker


  • References to the third series episodes Thomas, Percy and the Post Train and Thomas, Percy and the Dragon, the twenty-second series episode Thomas and the Dragon and the movie Tale of the Brave are made in this episode. Also, the advice that Percy tells Thomas was actually the same advice Gator told Percy in said movie.
  • This episode shares the same name as one of the Shining Time Station episode from Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales.
  • This is the only international episode to physically feature any Sodor engines besides Thomas.
  • Apart from Thomas reading the title aloud, this episode does not include any narration.
  • This is the only episode in the twenty-third series set in China, and marks the only appearances of Yong Bao, Hong-Mei, An An and Yin-Long in the twenty-third series (excluding the former's stock footage cameo in Grudge Match). It also marks the only time their voice actors appear in said series.
  • The title is a common postcard quote.
  • This is the last episode where Dan Li voices Yong Bao, as Chris Lew Kum Hoi assumes the role in the next series.
  • This episode marks Hong-Mei, An An and Yin-Long's last appearances, due to their absence in Yong Bao and the Tiger.
  • On the Nick Jr. US airing of this episode, it was paired with Diesel Glows Away.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Gostaria Que Você Estivesse Aqui
Dutch Was Jij Maar Hier
Estonian Oleks sa Ometi Siin
Finnish Toivon Että Olisit Täällä
German Thomas vermisst seinen Freund
Indonesian Kuharap Kau Disini Percy
Italian Amici Lontani
Japanese パーシーにあいたい
Korean 그리운 나의 친구
Latin American Spanish Desearía Que Estuviera Aquí
Latvian Kaut tu būtu šeit
Lithuanian Norėčiau, Kad tu Būtum čia
Polish Szkoda, że Cię Nie Ma
Russian Тоска по другу
Spanish Ojalá Estuviéramos Juntos
Turkish Keşke Burada Olsan

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