Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher during his recovery from measles. From Series one to four, many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.
Where to Watch Thomas & Friends
Below you'll find every episode from all 21 season of Thomas & Friends.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | Starz | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Oct 10, 1984
Thomas & Gordon Thomas the Tank Engine works at the Big Station, fetching coaches for the bigger engines. He keeps teasing Gordon the Big Engine, making him very cross. When the Shunter later accidentally forgets to uncouple Thomas from Gordon's coaches, Gordon decides to be really fast to tire Thomas out.
S01 E02Oct 11, 1984
Edward & Gordon Edward is feeling sad, as all the other engines are bigger and younger than him. But when Gordon gets stuck whilst pulling trucks up a hill, it's Edward to the rescue.
S01 E03Oct 12, 1984
The Sad Story Of Henry (Part 1) Henry the Green Engine doesn't like getting his paint wet - so refuses to come out of the tunnel. The Fat Controller tries everything, including getting Thomas to push Henry out but the big green engine still does not move. In the end, the Fat Controller orders a brick wall be built to block the tunnel entrance, meaning Henry stays in the tunnel forever...
S01 E04Oct 13, 1984
Edward, Gordon & Henry (Part 2) Henry is sad that he is stuck in the tunnel, and Gordon is having fun teasing him whenever he passes. One day Gordon's safety valve bursts just outside the tunnel. Edward is the only other engine available, but the train is too heavy for him. How could the situation possibly be resolved?
S01 E05Oct 16, 1984
Thomas' Train Thomas wants to pull a train instead of just shunting coaches for the big engines, who laugh and say he wouldn't be able to do it. One night Henry is ill, and next morning he still isn't better. He is due to pull the morning train, and when no other engine is available, Thomas has to pull the train. He is so excited, he doesn't notice until too late that he has started before being coupled to the train, leaving his coaches and passengers left stranded at the platform!
S01 E06Oct 17, 1984
Thomas & The Trucks Thomas is bored, and when one night Edward offers to swap duties with him for the next day, Thomas takes up the offer. This involves taking Edward's trucks. However Thomas is not used to trucks...
S01 E07Oct 18, 1984
Thomas & The Breakdown Train Thomas is in the yard shunting when new engine James rushes past with a goods train yelling for help. James has wooden brakes and the trucks are pushing him down the line. The alarm goes - James has crashed into a field of cows. Thomas has to get the Breakdown Train and help James. Afterwards, the Fat Controller gives Thomas a very special reward.
Season 2Amazon Prime | Starz | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 3, 1986
Thomas, Percy & The Coal Thomas boasts of how his blue paintwork looks splendid. But he doesn't look so splendid when he gets covered in coal dust whilst working at the Coal Hopper! Percy laughs at his friend's accident, but it's not long before he has a mishap with coal too!
S02 E02Sep 6, 1986
Cows Old Edward unknowingly loses part of his train due some bothersome cows who break out of their field and cause a coupling to come loose. He feels very cross when Henry and Gordon laugh about it and boast that cows wouldn't bother them. However, they'd reckoned without Bluebell the cow!
S02 E03Sep 8, 1986
Bertie's Chase It's not a good day. Thomas' Fireman doesn't come into work, which means that Thomas can't deliver his passengers, which means that he can't make his connection with Edward, which means that this makes everyone late and cross. Bertie offers to take Thomas' passengers; but he has a field day of it when Edward, tired of waiting, steams away. The chase is on!
S02 E04Sep 10, 1986
Saved From Scrap In a lonely, rusty Scrapyard is poor Trevor the Traction Engine, who is ready to be broken up. He is feeling sorry for himself because he feels that he's too old-fashioned to be Useful. Edward finds Trevor's situation to be a tremendous shame, and is determined to find someone to buy Trevor and save him, but who would "have room for a Traction Engine at home?"
S02 E05Sep 12, 1986
Old Iron Some boys fiddle with James' controls and he trundles off down the line by himself. It is up to Edward to catch up with James and allow James' Fireman jump aboard the runaway engine and stop him.
S02 E06Sep 15, 1986
Thomas & Trevor Trevor is getting bored, but Edward has good news. The Fat Controller wants Trevor to help with his new Harbour. Edward takes Trevor to the Junction, where the Traction Engine meets Thomas. Thomas takes him down to the Harbour, but has his doubts as to how useful Trevor can be since he doesn't run on rails. Thomas is soon pleasantly surprised.
S02 E07Sep 18, 1986
Percy & The Signal Percy has been playing tricks on the bigger engines, such as telling Gordon he is late for his train and telling James he mustn't leave the shed because an Inspector is coming to visit. Gordon and James want their revenge, and so come up with a plan to trick Percy, by brainwashing him with the ludicrous idea of "backing signals"...