Thomas' Alphabet Story

One spring morning, Thomas and Percy stop at the postal depot, to wait for their mail coaches to be loaded up. While they are waiting, Percy tells Thomas that the Fat Controller's grandchildren are having their teenage cousin, Jasmine Hatt visit them for a few months holiday. Thomas asks why Jasmine is coming round, and Percy explains that she is going to help the two younger children with something they are trying to learn. Thomas had never met Jasmine before, and wonder what she's like. So once all the mail is loaded, Thomas whistles hello to Percy, and goes off to the Fat Controller's house to find out what's happening.

When they get there, Thomas' driver goes over and knocks on the front door. The Fat Controller opens the door and is very pleased to see the driver. He then tells him to meet his grandniece, and Jasmine comes over smiling beautifully. But Stephen and Bridget are rubbing their eyes because they are feeling sad. Thomas' driver says tears on a Tuesday won't do at all. And to soothen things up, he gives Stephen and Bridgett each a butterscotch toffee. Then the Fat Controller explains that his two grandchildren are off school with colds, and can't seem to learn their letters at all. Thomas' driver tells the Fat Controller he had an ABC book when he was little, and that it helped. Then he has an idea, and tells Stephen and Bridget they'll make an ABC. In order to do that, he'll get a notebook next time he's at the postal depot, and they'll put a new letter in each day. He also suggests that Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine do the pictures. They are all three happy, as they like drawing.

The next day, Thomas takes his driver to the postal depot, and he buys a red notebook. He even borrows a small tin. When he gets back to the Fat Controller's house, he shows Stephen and Bridget Hatt that there is a little ant in the tin. So on the first page of the notebook, Thomas' driver and writes 'a is for ant'. When Jasmine comes home home, she brings her book of sums, and writes 'a is for addition' in Stephen and Bridget's new book. Then Lady Hatt looks in the larder, and puts some fruit on the table. She writes 'a is for apple and apricot'.

The next day, the Fat Controller and Thomas' driver look at all the drawings in the book, and then ask about b, the next letter in the alphabet. Then Mr. Percival comes up on his bicycle. So the driver writes 'b is for bicycle' and draws a picture of Mr. Percival's bicycle. And while Stephen is helping to clear away the breakfast things, Bridget points out that 'b is for butter'. So Lady Hatt draws the butter in its dish. And before leaving the Hatt's Mansion, Thomas' driver says "Bye! Better be buzzing along." And at teatime, Jasmine draws another picture and writes 'b is for big bad bee.'

The next day, after Stephen and Bridget go back to school, the Fat Controller makes a drawing on the next page, and writes 'c is for cat'. The driver adds that the Fat Controller's cat likes cream, cake and cod. And the Fat Controller even remembers to draw a picture of his car which has just been cleaned, before driving to work.

And so, each day someone adds a new picture to the Fat Controller's grandchildren's ABC, and when Stephen and Bridget get home from school, the first thing they do, is to look at the new letter in Thomas the Tank Engine's ABC.

Farmer McColl calls and draws his sheepdog, and writes 'd is for dog'. And then later, Jasmine draws a dish for Katie's drink. Then the Fat Controller draws the donkey in the top field after coming in from work.

The next day, Stephen and Bridget have eggs and soldiers for breakfast and then write 'e is for eggs and eggcups.' Edward and Emily also ask for their names and pictures in the book, and the Fat controller is only too delighted to allow his grandchildren to accept their requests.

On Saturday, Stephen sees a frog in the pond, and draws it when he and Bridget get home. Then Matt the mobile shop owner calls, and Lady Hatt buys fish fingers, a strawberry flan and some kitchen foil. They even remember to add the Fat Controller to the ABC.

Then Stephen and Bridget ask Farmer Trotter for something beginning with G. So he looks around the yard, and draws one of his geese.

Then on Sunday, it is time for church, where they see Dowager Hatt, and write 'g is for granny'. Then she drops one of her new gloves, and when Stephen picks it up, Dowager Hatt gives him and Bridget a gumdrop each. Gordon even gets a chance to have his picture drawn in the book.

At Sunday school, Jasmine draws the Fat Controller's hat. And Bridget draws a hen that walks into the churchyard. Stephen even remembers to draw a picture of Henry.

On Monday, Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine have ice-cream for tea. Meanwhile the Fat Controller is late home from work, because he has a puncture, and so he has to jack up his car. So he draws his jack in the book.

On Tuesday, there is jam and jelly for tea. And Jem Cole says "Just the job!" And James is more than happy to be drawn in the book, especially since James and the ABC notebook are both red.

On Wednesday, the Hatt's have kippers for tea. Then Thomas' driver calls next morning when Lady Hatt says she just boiled the kettle. So the driver stays for a cup of tea and draws the kettle in the ABC. The Fat Controller explains that his grandchildren are getting on really well, and know all the words in their book so far.

On Friday, Jasmine says she saw a lark on the way to school, and so she draws it. One of Farmer McColl's hens steals the Fat Controller's keys, and he has to climb up a tree, with the farmer's ladder to get them back, then he draws the ladder.

That evening, Thomas goes to watch the lighthouse lantern beam on and off. Then his driver writes 'l is for lighthouse' in the book.

On Saturday, Lady Hatt buys a big melon at the market. Meanwhile Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine are playing in Farmer McColl's barn, when Bridget sees a mouse, and Stephen draws it in the ABC. And Thomas' driver remembers he once had a pet mouse just like the one in the picture.

Later Matt calls again with his mobile shop, and Stephen and Bridget buy some nutty nougat with their weekly pocket money.

on Sunday, it is time for church again. Headmaster Hastings plays the organ. And the Vicar of Wellsworth gives each child an orange.

When it's time for 'P', Percy accepts to have his name and picture put into the book. Then Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine have pie, peas, potatoes and pancakes for dinner. After dinner they play cards. Bridget draws the queen.

It rains on Monday, and at playtime, all the children see a beautiful rainbow in the sky. Stephen and Bridget had taken their ABC to school to show their teacher. So Stephen paints the rainbow in it, using all the paints in the box. They have sausages and sweet corn for school dinner. And Alice draws them for Stephen and Bridget in their ABC.

On Tuesday, Bertie gets stuck in the mud, so Terence has to tow him out. Bridget says 'T for tractor'. 'And t for Thomas the Tank Engine' says the Fat Controller. 'Not forgetting t for Toby' adds Thomas. So his driver draws Thomas and Toby in the ABC, not forgetting Terence the Tractor towing Bertie the Bus.

On Wednesday, it is windy and the Vicar of Wellsworth's umbrella turns inside out. Luckily, Thomas' driver helps him to put it right again. So he draws the umbrella in the ABC.

There is a bring-and-buy sale on Thursday at the village hall. Dowager Hatt buys a valuable vase. Mr. Percival buys a watch with a wobbly winder, which he promises himself to mend. And he willingly draws the watch in the book.

Then Thomas and his driver go to watch the windmill's sails spin round. Then he draws the windmill in the book.

On Friday, Stephen plays music on a xylophone at school. He then says he can play it and draw it, but is unable to spell the word. So his teacher helps him.

On Saturday, the Hatts all go to the seaside for a treat. Then they go to see the lions and tigers at the Sodor Animal Park. Jasmine says 'Y is for yellow on the giraffe's neck.' And now Stephen and Bridget know how to end their ABC. So they write 'z for zebra in the zoo.'

Words in the ABC book

  • A:
    • Ant
    • Add
    • Apple
    • Apricot
  • B:
    • Bike
    • Butter
    • Big Bad Bee
  • C:
    • Cat
    • Cream
    • Cake
    • Cod
    • Car
    • Coal
  • D:
    • Dog
    • Dish
    • Donkey
  • E:
    • Egg
    • Eggcup
    • Edward
    • Emily
  • F:
    • Frog
    • Fish Fingers
    • Flan
    • Foil
    • Fat Controller
  • G:
    • Goose
    • Goat
    • Granny
    • Glove
    • Gumdrop
    • Gordon
  • H:
    • Hat
    • Hen
    • Henry
  • I:
    • Ice-Cream
  • J:
    • Jack
    • Jam
    • Jelly
    • Just the Job
    • James
  • K:
    • Kipper
    • Kettle
  • L:
    • Lark
    • Ladder
    • Lighthouse
  • M:
    • Melon
    • Mouse
  • N:
    • Nutty Nougat
  • O:
    • Organ
    • Orange
  • P:
    • Percy
    • Pie
    • Peas
    • Potatoes
    • Pancakes
  • Q:
    • Queen
  • R:
    • Rainbow
  • S:
    • Sausages
    • Sweetcorn
  • T:
    • Tractor
    • Thomas
    • Toby
  • U:
    • Umbrella
  • V:
    • Vase
  • W:
    • Watch
    • Windmill
    • Water
    • Whistle
  • X:
    • Xylophone
  • Y:
    • Yellow
    • Yacht
  • Z:
    • Zebra
    • Zoo


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Sir Topham Hatt/The Fat Controller
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Jem Cole
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Headmaster Hastings
  • Mr. Percival
  • Alice
  • Farmer Trotter
  • Duck (cameo)
  • Donald and Douglas (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Rosie (cameo)
  • Stanley (cameo)
  • Hiro (cameo)
  • Charlie (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Stafford (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)

New Characters

  • Jasmine Hatt
  • Matt the Mobile Shop Owner


UK and AUS

  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Mr. Percival and Thomas' driver
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Rob Rackstraw as Toby
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Lady Hatt, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, Jasmine Hatt and Alice
  • Tom Stourton as Terence
  • Tim Whitnall as The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Christoper Raland as Jem Cole
  • Matt Wilkinson as Farmer McColl, Farmer Trotter and Matt the Mobile Shop Owner
  • Mike Grady as Headmaster Hastings
  • Steven Kynman as Thomas' fireman


  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Farmer McColl and Thomas' driver
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Mr. Percival and Farmer Trotter
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy and Jem Cole
  • Jule de Jongh as Emily
  • Tom Stourton as Terence
  • Keith Wickham as Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt and Dowager Hatt
  • Teresa Gallagher as Lady Hatt, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, Jasmine Hatt and Alice
  • Tim Whitnall as The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Mike Grady as Headmaster Hastings
  • Matt Wilkinson as Matt the Mobile Shop Owner
  • Steven Kynman as Thomas' fireman


  • Most of the words in the ABC book are based on those taked from the 1990 special, Postman Pat's ABC Story. The only word taken from the Postman Pat version which isn't in the Thomas version is 'gun' as it was removed from the 1994 edition of the Postman Pat story due to complaints from parents. The only four words that are original in the Thomas version are car, coal, goat, lighthouse, windmill, whistle, water, yacht and zebra.
  • This special would mark the first appearance of Headmaster Hastings in CGI. This is also the second time he has played the organ, the first being Season 6's Faulty Whistles.

Thomas' Counting Story

Assistant Writer


It is a bright new day, and Thomas and his driver are calling at the Hatt's mansion. When the driver says "Good morning", he hears a rather cross voice say "We can't, we can't". It is Stephen and Bridget Hatt's voices. So the driver asks what it is that the two youngsters can't do. The Fat Controller explains about their counting business. Stephen and Bridget had managed their ABC, now it's their 1-20 that's the bother. Their teacher said they must know all their numbers up to 20 before Easter. And the drivers has to agree that he'd be sunk if he couldn't count. Then he wonders how they can help Stephen and Bridget. Jasmine Hatt says they can make another book. The three children will make the pictures, and then the driver can put the words. Thomas' driver thinks it's a good idea and promises to bring a new book on Monday.

The driver doesn't forget, and brings a new blue notebook first thing on Monday morning. He writes "One to Twenty with Thomas the Tank Engine" on the front cover with his felt pen. Then at the top of the first page, he write the number one and draws a picture of Thomas next to it. He then writes 'The Fat Controller has one beautiful cat, one lovely long nose and one top hat which he once dropped down Farmer McColl's well.' He leaves a space after each sentence, and Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine draw the pictures. The driver gives Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine a sweet each before he leaves.

The next day, Thomas' driver calls again, and writes in the blue notebook, the number two. He draws a picture of Edward, and writes 'The Fat Controller has two sharp eyes for reading the newspaper and two big feet that once fell over his cat'. He even writes 'Thomas has two coaches called Annie and Clarabel'.

Wednesday is a little harder. It is time for three, Henry's number. So Thomas' driver tries to remember what he saw yesterday. Then he remembers he saw three naughty hens who tried to steal the driver's sandwiches, three of Farmer McColl's sheep climbing over a wall, and three men going up a hill.

On Thursday, it is raining. So the driver writes in Gordon's number, four, and writes 'four umbrellas in the post office, four wet wheels on the Fat Controller's car and four parcels for Thomas to deliver'.

It is sunny again on Friday. Thomas' driver writes in the book, five, and draws a picture of James to go with it. Then he has to work out what goes in five. And he decided on five fingers on Stephen's hand (if you count the thumb), five ducks swimming on the pond, and five buttons on Bridget's dress. Then the Fat Controller points out that they're halfway to ten.

On Saturday, the Sodor Football Team are playing Barrow. Stephen and Bridget are hoping their side wins. So Thomas' driver writes in the blue notebook, six, and does Percy's picture. Then he writes in 'six goals for Sodor, six buses with supporters all lined up at the grand, and six silver cups in the clubhouse'. Later Stephen and Bridget give six cheers to Sodor. And the driver gives another six to the Fat Controller's grandchildren for learning their numbers.

The next day is Sunday, and they saw Thomas' driver in church. Stephen and Bridget had brought their numbers book with them, to show the Vicar of Wellsworth's. After the service, the driver wonders if the Vicar would like to put something in the book today. So the Vicar gazes round the church and writes seven. He even remembers to draw a picture of Toby. He then adds in 'seven candles in the church, seven bells in the tower and seven bats in the belfry'.

A new week comes round with Monday morning. And so does Thomas with a new load of passengers. His driver calls at the Hatt mansion, and writes eight. He even draws a picture of Duck. Then he writes 'eight legs on two cows, eight cakes in the cake tin, and eight clocks in Dowager Hatt's kitchen'. Some time after, Jasmine says there are now seven cakes, because she ate one.

Thomas' driver is late on Tuesday, but he sees Stephen and Bridget at school. Their teacher is ever so pleased. He tells the driver that the two children now know all their numbers up to eight, and that they've brought their numbers book to show him, and he thinks it's great. The driver then explains that they mustn't miss today's number, and asks if he can use the teacher's blackboard, to which the teacher agrees. So the driver writes nine, and draws a picture of Donald. Then he writes 'nine children in the school, nine pens on the teacher's desk, and nine pictures on the wall'. Stephen and Bridget copy all this into their book and make some pictures to go with them.

It is very windy on Wednesday, and Thomas and his driver are almost blown away. So the driver puts in the book, ten, along with a picture of Douglas, then writes 'ten trees blown down today, ten bottles of homemade wine in Mr. Percival's pantry, and ten saws in Jem Cole's workshop'. And now they are halfway to twenty.

On Thursday, as Thomas is collecting Annie and Clarabel from a siding, he sees 11 empty coaches on the opposite sidings. He tells his driver, who puts '11 empty coaches in the book', as well as a picture of Oliver. Thomas also reminds him of Jack the Front Loader, who's number 11 in the Sodor Construction Company. So the driver also puts in a picture of Jack.

On Friday, Thomas takes Stephen and Bridget to Farmer Trotter's pig farm after school, where they see 12 pigs. Then Dennis and Norman roll by, with a train of 12 tankers. So Thomas' driver puts in the book 12 pigs, 12 tankers and a picture of Alfie the Excavator,

On Saturday, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt take Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine Hatt to the seaside. While there, they see 13 other kids swimming in the sea. Stephen and Bridget decide to add 13 kids at the seaside in the book. Later that day, the Hatt family meet up with Thomas and his crew again at Knapford, where they notice 13 sacks of potatoes nearby. They decide to add those to the book as well.

On Sunday after church, Stephen, Bridget and Jasmine Hatt meet Charlie at Wellsworth. He tells them a joke involving numbers (Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine). The kids decide to add Charlie to their book. They also notice that there are 14 passengers aboard his train. So they add those to the book as well. Later, Thomas and his driver meet up with Oliver the Excavator, who's happy to be in their book. So Thomas' driver adds Oliver to it.

On Monday, the Hatt family visit the fishing village, where they meet Arthur, who has to deliver 15 trucks of fish around the island. The kids decide to add 15 trucks of fish to the book. Then they meet up with Emily, whose delivering 15 young trees that need to go to the forest to be planted. So the kids decide to add those to the book as well. Later Thomas tells them about Max, a dump truck who's number 15 in the pack. They decide to add him to the book as well.

On Tuesday, the Hatt family travel along Edward's branch line trying to find some things for 16 to add to their book. At the orchard, they see 16 baskets of apples. So the kids add those to the book. And at the docks, they see 16 stacks of bricks on some flatbeds. So they add that to the book as well. That evening, Thomas and his driver tell the kids that they might as well add Max's twin, Monty to the book since he's number 16 in the pack.

On Wednesday, Thomas has to go to the steamworks for a new coat of paint. While there, he and his driver see 17 spare wheels on some flatbeds. So his driver decides to add those to the book, and Thomas also suggests adding Kelly to it since he's number 17 in the pack.

On Thursday, Thomas takes the kids to the dairy, where they see 18 milk churns. Then they go the Farmer McColl's farm and see 18 bales of straw. So they add both the milk churns and the bales of straw to the book as 18. They also add Byron the Bulldozer since he's number 18 in the pack.

On Friday, Sir Topham Hatt has to go to the clay pits for a meeting with the clay pits manager. While there, he notices that there are 19 workmen working at the clay pits. So later, he tells his grandchildren, who add 19 workmen to the book. They also add Ned the Steam Shovel since he's number 19 in the pack.

On Saturday, Thomas is asked to help out at the Blue Mountain Quarry. As he's shunting his trucks over to Owen's platform, he counts all the empty narrow gauge trucks there. He sees that there are 20 empty trucks, and asks his driver to add those to the book, which his driver agrees to do.

Later that Saturday, the driver says that the book is finished. Stephen and Bridget ask if there are anymore numbers, to which the Fat Controller says there are, but that will be enough to be going on with. Sir Topham Hatt's two grandchildren are pleased as they both like numbers now. Sir Topham and Lady Hatt thank the driver for helping, and then the driver gets back to work with Thomas.

​Groups in the 123 Book

  • 1:
    • Thomas
    • Sir Topham Hatt's Cat
    • Sir Topham Hatt's Nose
    • Sir Topham Hatt's Top Hat
  • 2:
    • Edward
    • Sir Topham Hatt's Eyes
    • Sir Topham Hatt's Feet
    • Thomas' Coaches (Annie and Clarabel)
  • 3:
    • Henry
    • Naughty Hens
    • Sheep climbing over a Wall
    • Men going up a hill
  • 4:
    • Gordon
    • Umbrellas in the Post Office
    • Wet Wheels on Sir Topham Hatt's Car
    • Parcels for Thomas to deliver
  • 5:
    • James
    • Fingers on Stephen's Hand (if you count the thumb)
    • Ducks Swimming on the Pond
    • Buttons on Bridget's Dress
  • 6:
    • Percy
    • Goals for Sodor
    • Buses with Supporters all lined up at the Grand
    • Silver Cups in the Clubhouse
  • 7:
    • Toby
    • Candles in the Church
    • Bells in the Tower
    • Bats in the Belfry
  • 8:
    • Duck
    • Legs on Two Cows
    • Cakes in the Caketin (seven after Jasmine eats one)
    • Clocks in Dowager Hatt's Kitchen
  • 9:
    • Donald
    • Children in the School
    • Pens on the Teacher's Desk
    • Pictures on the Wall
  • 10:
    • Douglas
    • Trees Blown Down
    • Bottles of Homemade Wine in Mr. Percival's Pantry
    • Saws in Jem Cole's Workshop
  • 11:
    • Oliver
    • Jack
    • Empty Coaches in the Sidings
  • 12:
    • Alfie
    • Pigs at Farmer Trotter's Farm
    • Tankers
  • 13:
    • Kids Swimming in the Sea
    • Sacks of Potatoes
  • 14:
    • Charlie
    • Oliver (The Pack)
    • Passengers aboard Charlie's train
  • 15:
    • Max
    • Vans of Fish
    • Young Trees that need to go to the Forest to be Planted
  • 16:
    • Monty
    • Baskets of Apples
    • Stacks of Bricks
  • 17:
    • Kelly
    • Spare Wheels in the Steamworks
  • 18:
    • Byron
    • Milk Churns
    • Bales of Straw
  • 19:
    • Ned
    • Workman working at the Clay Pits
  • 20:
    • Empty Trucks at the Blue Mountain Quarry 


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Arthur
  • Charlie
  • Dennis
  • Norman
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Oliver (Pack)
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Jem Cole
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Farmer Trotter
  • Jasmine Hatt
  • Jack (does not speak)
  • Alfie (does not speak)
  • Max and Monty (do not speak)
  • Kelly (does not speak)
  • Byron (does not speak)
  • Ned (does not speak)
  • Rosie (cameo)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Sidney (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Luke (cameo)
  • Henrietta (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)

New Character

  • Bernie Harrison (Stephen and Bridget Hatt's teacher)


UK and AUS

  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • John Hasler as Thomas
  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Arthur, Norman, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt, Dowager Hatt, Mr. Percival and Thomas' driver
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy
  • Rob Rackstraw as Toby and Bernie Harrison
  • Steven Kynman as Duck and Thomas' fireman
  • Joe Mills as Donald, Douglas and Oliver
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Annie, Clarabel, Lady Hatt, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt and Jasmine Hatt
  • Matt Wilkinson as Charlie, Farmer McColl and Farmer Trotter
  • Bob Golding as Dennis
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver (Pack) and The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Christopher Ragland as Jem Cole


  • Mark Moraghan as the Narrator
  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Arthur, Farmer McColl and Thomas' driver
  • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, Mr. Percival and Farmer Trotter
  • Rob Rackstraw as James and Bernie Harrison
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Steven Kynman as Duck and Thomas' fireman
  • Joe Mills as Donald, Douglas and Oliver
  • Jule de Jongh as Emily
  • Matt Wilkinson as Charlie
  • Bob Golding as Dennis
  • Keith Wickham as Norman, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt and Dowager Hatt
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie, Clarabel, Lady Hatt, Stephen Hatt, Bridget Hatt, Jasmine Hatt and Alice
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver (Pack) and The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Christopher Ragland as Jem Cole


  • The first half of groups in the 123 book are based on those in the 1990 special, Postman Pat's 123 Story. Groups 11-20 are originals to the Thomas story, as the Postman Pat version only focused on numbers 1-10.
  • This episode marks the first physical appearance of Stephen and Bridget Hatt's teacher, whose name is revealed to be Mr. Bernie Harrison.