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The fifteenth series of Thomas & Friends first aired between April and June in the US. This series has a total of twenty episodes, all of which were narrated by Michael Brandon in the US.

Episodes

  1. Gordon and Ferdinand
  2. Toby and Bash
  3. Emily and Dash
  4. Percy's New Friends
  5. Edward the Hero
  6. James to the Rescue
  7. Happy Hiro
  8. Up, Up and Away!
  9. Henry's Happy Coal
  10. Let it Snow
  11. Surprise, Surprise
  12. Spencer the Grand
  13. Stop That Bus!
  14. Stuck on You
  15. Big Belle
  16. Kevin the Steamie
  17. Wonky Whistle
  18. Percy the Snowman
  19. Tree Trouble
  20. Fiery Flynn

Song

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Spencer
  • Rosie
  • Whiff
  • Stanley
  • Hiro
  • Charlie
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Salty
  • Victor
  • Belle
  • Flynn
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Rocky
  • Bertie
  • Harold
  • Butch
  • Kevin
  • Captain
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • The Duke of Boxford
  • Mr. Bubbles
  • The Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Manager
  • The Maithwaite Stationmaster
  • Workmen
  • The Schoolchildren
  • The Ginger-haired Boy
  • The Blonde-haired Boy
  • Norman (not named)
  • The Duchess of Boxford (does not speak)
  • Scruff (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Big Mickey (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Mr. Percival (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Allicia Botti (cameo)
  • Sodor Brass Band (cameo)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (cameo)
  • The Photographer (cameo)
  • The Railway Inspector (cameo)
  • The Dairy Manager (cameo)
  • The Blond-haired Engineer (cameo)
  • The Bargeman (cameo)
  • The Fireman (cameo)
  • The Knapford Stationmaster (cameo)
  • The Teacher (cameo)
  • The Bird Watcher (cameo)
  • The Tree Specialists (cameo)
  • The Tall Baker (cameo)
  • Sodor United Football Team (cameo)
  • The Laundry Lady (cameo)
  • The Island Inspector (cameo)
  • The Lady with the Big Hat (cameo)
  • Barrow Football Fan (cameo)
  • The Female Puppet Show Entertainer (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (mentioned)
  • Father Christmas (mentioned)
  • Sir Handel (original concept only)
  • Peter Sam (original concept only)
  • Duke (original concept only)

Characters Introduced

  • The Railway Coal Inspector
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends (do not speak)
  • Albert's Wife (cameo)

Half Hour Format

When series 15 aired on PBS in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK, each broadcast airs two episodes, a song and a Down at the Station segment.

Exciting Friends

  • Gordon and Ferdinand
  • Song: All You Need
  • Down at the Station: Engines
  • Toby and Bash

Kindness with Friends

  • Percy's New Friends
  • Song: All You Need
  • Down at the Station: The Railway Line
  • Emily and Dash

Learning Together

  • James to the Rescue
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Down at the Station: The Steam Engine
  • Happy Hiro

Happy Engines

  • Henry's Happy Coal
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas
  • Down at the Station: Coal
  • Edward the Hero

Fun in the Snow

  • Let it Snow
  • Song: Thomas, You're the Leader (S13 Version)
  • Down at the Station: Points
  • Percy the Snowman

Helping Each Other

  • Stop that Bus!
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Down at the Station: Passengers
  • Spencer the Grand

Laughing Together

  • Big Belle
  • Song: Go, Go Thomas!
  • Down at the Station: Water
  • Stuck on You

Slow Down!

  • Wonky Whistle
  • Song: Hear the Engines Coming
  • Down at the Station: Going Backwards
  • Up, Up and Away!

Special Times

  • Surprise, Surprise
  • Song: Roll Along
  • Down at the Station: The Driver
  • Tree Trouble

Being Useful

  • Kevin the Steamie
  • Song: Hear the Engines Coming
  • Down at the Station: Fireman
  • Fiery Flynn

Cast

US

  • Martin Sherman as Thomas and Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily, Rosie, Mavis and Lady Hatt
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Whiff, Bash, Rocky, the Duke of Boxford, the Maithwaite Stationmaster, the Steamworks Worker and the Farm Hands
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, James, Dash, 'Arry, Bert, Norman, Harold, Kevin, Sir Topham Hatt, and the Railroad Coal Inspector
  • Keith Wickham as Salty, Den, Captain and Dowager Hatt
  • Ben Small as Stanley
  • Teresa Gallagher as Belle and the Ginger-haired Boy
  • Michael Brandon as Diesel and Mr. Bubbles
  • Rupert Degas as Den (Fiery Flynn only), Dart, Flynn and Bertie
  • Togo Igawa as Hiro
  • David Bedella as Victor
  • Glenn Wrage as Spencer, Charlie, Ferdinand, Cranky, Butch and the Sodor Search and Rescue Center Manager

Trivia

  • Nitrogen Studios began production on this series in November 2009.[1]
  • This series was supposed to be shown after Day of the Diesels, but was brought forwards for unknown reasons.
  • This series marks the first of a few things:
    • Butch's first speaking role in the television series.
    • Trevor's first episodic appearance in full CGI.
    • Arlesdale End, Castle Loch, the Norramby Fishing Village and Wellsworth's first appearances in full CGI.
    • The first and only series to have Rupert Degas as Butch in the UK. Matt Wilkinson later took over this role in the sixteenth series.
    • The first series to have Rupert Degas as part of the voice cast.
    • The first series to have an episode written by Gerard Foster.
    • The first series, with Series 20 being the second, not to have Thomas' name titled in any of the episodes.
    • This is also the only series of two things:
      • The only series to date, where Thomas, Gordon and Percy have more roles than the rest of the Steam Team.
      • The only series to date where Annie and Clarabel are never referred to by name.
      • The only series to have episodes written by Laurie Israel, Rachel Ruderman, Neil Ben, and Lizzie Ennever.
  • This series marks the last of a few things:
    • The last series in which Christopher Skala was executive producer.
    • The last series in which Jo Jordan was creative producer.
    • The last series dubbed in Finnish until the twenty-second series.
    • Also The last series narrated by Aku Laitinen in Finland.
  • This is the second series of one thing:
    • The second series since Series 8 not to introduce any new engines.
  • Percy's whistle now budges up and down whenever he uses it.
  • Jules de Jongh is credited in the UK credits despite none of her characters speaking in that dub.
  • On Netflix UK, this series was listed as being Series 13. The mistake was later corrected.
  • In Finland, this series was shown on the website MTV Juniori before airing on television.
  • This is the second series after Series 12 when James is least prominent, once again speaking in only two episodes.

Behind the Scenes

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