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Playtime With Thomas (December 2008) - Full is Pikachufreak's fan-fiction thing to make.

Description

  • Here's the full version of Playtime With Thomas, a DVD released on December 16, 2008. Stories narrated by Michael Brandon included, as well as two songs: Thomas and The Lighthouse, Smoke and Mirrors, Topped Off Thomas, Favorite Places, Thomas Sets Sail, Follow That Flour, Thomas and The Spaceship and Engine Roll Call.

Opening Previews

  1. Warning Screen
  2. HiT Entertainment logo (2007)
  3. Lionsgate logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Making Tracks to Great Destinations logo
  5. Thomas and Friends Season 8-10 intro
  6. Thomas and Friends Island of Sodor opening sequence
  7. First few seconds of Thomas and The Lighthouse

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Created by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Storyteller MICHAEL BRANDON
  • Directed by STEVE ASQUITH
  • PLAYTIME WITH THOMAS

Transcript

  • (We open this DVD with the CGI Thomas passing through the bridge)
  • (When he is gone, the Thomas and Friends logo and the Making Tracks To Great Destinations text appear)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and Friends: Making Tracks To Great Destinations.
  • (We then start with the Season 8-10 intro and we then go to the Island of Sodor opening sequence)
  • Michael Brandon: The Island of Sodor is surrounded by beautiful blue sea. It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches. There are rivers, streams, and lots of trees where the birds sing. There are windmills and a coal mine, and docks are visitors to the island arrived. The island also has lots and lots of railway lines. Who's that puffing down the track?
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Michael Brandon: It's Thomas! Hello, Thomas!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • Thomas: Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor!
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Trevor's whistle toots)
  • (Edward's whistle toots)
  • (A wheesh of steam occurs and we begin Thomas and The Lighthouse)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas and The Lighthouse. It was the Harvest Festival celebration on the Island of Sodor. There was going to be a big fireworks party in the evening. All the engines had special jobs. And they were all very excited. Sir Topham Hatt came to Tidmouth sheds.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas you must take a new lightbulb to the lighthouse.
  • Thomas: Yes, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: The bulb must get to the lighthouse before dark, so that ships at sea can find their way safely home to Sodor. The lightbulb will break easily. You must go slowly and carefully.
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt added. So Thomas puffed quickly away to the warehouse. Thomas started to daydream about the big party. There would be clowns. The choir would be singing. And he'd see the wonderful display of fireworks. Thomas chuffed towards the warehouse. He was very excited. Thomas collected the lightbulb. Then he set off slowly and carefully, as Sir Topham Hatt had told him. Thomas slowed down at every bend...and chuffed carefully through every junction. Thomas stopped at a signal. Emily was there. She was pulling the carousel. She was very excited.
  • Emily: The fireworks are going to start when it gets dark!
  • Michael Brandon: She cried. Thomas wanted to be back in time to see the fireworks. But the lighthouse was on the far side of the island. It was a long way, and it would take a long time to get there. Then an idea flew into Thomas's funnel.
  • Thomas: I'm sure the lightbulb wouldn't break if I went just a little faster.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed. And so, Thomas speeded up, just a little. Thomas puffed along. He saw James at the water tower. James had wagons and wagons and wagons of fireworks.
  • James: This is going to be the biggest firework party ever.
  • Michael Brandon: James whistled happily. Now Thomas wanted to see the fireworks even more.
  • Thomas: I'm sure I can go just a little faster.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed. So Thomas speeded up...just a little more. Thomas chuffed faster still. The bulb started to rattle and shake on his flatbed. Every time Thomas met another engine, he became more and more excited. Henry huffed along with swings and a seesaw.
  • Henry: It's going to be a wonderful party.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Henry. Thomas went a little faster. Then he met Toby with the clown costumes.
  • Toby: See you at the firework party, Thomas.
  • Michael Brandon: He rang. Thomas went a little faster. He saw Percy with cars of children in fancy dress. The children were very excited.
  • Children: See ya, Thomas.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried the children. Now Thomas wanted to be back for the fireworks party more than ever. Before Thomas knew it, he was puffing very fast. Then there was trouble. Harvey was replacing some tracks. Workmen had put a barrier across the track to warn the engines, but Thomas was now going too fast to stop safely. He bashed into the barrier. And the lightbulb broke.
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: The lighthouse will not have its light. And the ships won't be safe at sea.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed quickly back to the warehouse to collect a new lightbulb. He knew now he would be too late to see the fireworks. Thomas had to stop at a signal. Edward was waiting. He was excited.
  • Thomas: I'm off to collect the Chinese dragon.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted. But all Thomas could think about was getting the new lightbulb. With the new lightbulb safely on board, Thomas set off slowly and carefully. He knew he must deliver this bulb safely to the lighthouse. So when Toby passed with the choir practicing their songs...and when Edward passed with the Chinese dragon, Thomas didn't think about the fireworks party at all. Not once. Thomas arrived at the lighthouse just in time. The bulb was quickly unloaded.
  • Lighthouse Keeper: Thank you, Thomas
  • Michael Brandon: Said the lighthouse keeper. And Thomas puffed back to Tidmouth sheds. He knew he had missed the fireworks party completely. Then Thomas came to the top of a hill, and he saw a wonderful sight. The lighthouse beamed brightly. The ships' lights twinkled in the harbor, and the sea reflected the stars. And even though there were no rockets or Catherine wheels, Thomas thought it looked as wonderful as the fireworks.
  • (An engine puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Smoke and Mirrors)
  • Michael Brandon: Smoke and Mirrors. It was the day of the children's midsummer party. Thomas was on his way to Brendam Docks. He was to meet Sir Topham Hatt and the great magician. The great magician was going to do a magic show at the party. Thomas was very excited. As he pulled into the docks, Sir Topham Hatt was waiting with the great magician.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: At the end of the party, the great magician is going to do a big trick.
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Great Magician: I call it the grand finale
  • Michael Brandon: Said the great magician.
  • Great Magician: And I need some very special things for it.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas thought this was very exciting.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You, Thomas, will collect them.
  • Michael Brandon: Added Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And if you do your job well, you can be in the magic show.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas was really excited. He really wanted to be in the magic show. Sir Topham Hatt told Thomas to listen very carefully.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: First, you must go to Maithwaite to pick up a blue box. Then you have to go to Maron Station to pick up "a red carpet. And lastly, you have to go to Knapford to pick up a yellow sheet.
  • Michael Brandon: But Thomas wasn't listening. He was dreaming about being in the magic show.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Can you remember all of that, Thomas?
  • Michael Brandon: Asked Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Thomas: Yes, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas, and he chuffed away. When Thomas arrived at Maithwaite, Elizabeth was making a delivery.
  • Thomas: I'm going to be in a magic show.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas.
  • Thomas: I've come to collect something for the grand finale.
  • Elizabeth: How jolly.
  • Michael Brandon: Steamed Elizabeth. On the platform was a brand-new, bright red phone box.
  • Thomas: That must be it.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas. And it was loaded onto his flatbed.
  • Thomas: Next stop, Maron Station.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted. Thomas puffed into Maron Station. Bertie the Bus was dropping off vacationers.
  • Thomas: Hello, Bertie.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'm going to be in a magic show.
  • Bertie: That's nice.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Bertie.
  • Bertie: What are you doing here?
  • Thomas: I'm here to pick up something for the grand finale.
  • Michael Brandon: On the platform was a stack of yellow beach chairs.
  • Thomas: That must be it.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas. The beach chairs were loaded onto his flatbed and off Thomas chuffed. When Thomas arrived at Knapford Station, Henry was there.
  • Thomas: I'm going to be in a magic show.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas proudly.
  • Henry: That's exciting.
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Henry.
  • Henry: Why have you come to Knapford?
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas couldn't quite remember.
  • Thomas: I have to collect something for the grand finale. Something blue.
  • Henry: Well.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Henry.
  • Henry: There's a big blue flag over there.
  • Thomas: That must be it.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas. The blue flag was soon loaded onto his flatbed, and Thomas puffed off to the party. Thomas was sure the great magician was going to be very pleased with him. Thomas arrived at the party. The children were very excited. They couldn't wait for the magic show to start.
  • Thomas: I have everything you asked for.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas proudly.
  • Thomas: The red phone box, the yellow beach chairs and the big blue flag.
  • Michael Brandon: The great magician was very cross.
  • Great Magician: You have brought all the wrong things. I need my red carpet, my blue box, and my big yellow sheet.
  • Michael Brandon: Said the great magician.
  • Great Magician: Without them, I can't do my grand finale..
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas felt awful. He had been daydreaming about being in the magic show. He hadn't listened properly to Sir Topham Hatt. He'd puffed to all the right places, but he'd picked up all the wrong things.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry.
  • Michael Brandon: He wheeshed sadly.
  • Thomas: I've been a very silly engine.
  • Michael Brandon: The magic show was about to start. Then an idea flew into Thomas's funnel.
  • Thomas: Please, help me unload the flatbed. Then I will pick up all the right things.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas. In no time at all, Thomas was unloaded. Thomas knew he would miss the magic show, but he knew he had to be back in time for the grand finale. First, Thomas went to Maithwaite Station.
  • Thomas: Blue box, blue box.
  • Michael Brandon: He whooshed to himself. And there he saw the big blue box. Thomas was pleased. Soon it was loaded, and Thomas raced off. Next, Thomas chuffed to Maron Station.
  • Thomas: Red carpet, red carpet.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed to himself. And sure enough, there was a red carpet ready to be loaded. Thomas was very happy. Lastly, Thomas steamed into Knapford.
  • Thomas: Yellow sheet, yellow sheet.
  • Michael Brandon: He sang to himself. And there was the big yellow sheet. It was quickly loaded onto Thomas's flatbed, and Thomas raced back to the party. Thomas arrived back just in time for the grand finale. Thomas had missed almost all of the magic show, but he was pleased that he had done his job properly. The great magician began the grand finale.
  • Great Magician: Abracadabra!
  • (Children cheering)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas was amazed. The children clapped and cheered.
  • Great Magician: Shazam!
  • Children: Ooh!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried the children.
  • Great Magician: And now, for my best magic trick!
  • (Children cheering)
  • Michael Brandon: The children laughed and cheered. And Thomas...was the star of the show.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Topped Off Thomas)
  • Michael Brandon: Topped Off Thomas. It was a windy autumn day on the Island of Sodor. Thomas liked windy days. Sometimes Thomas like to race the wind.
  • Thomas: I can go faster than you, Mr. Wind.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted as he steamed along. Thomas had to stop at a junction. Spencer was already there. Thomas was surprised.
  • Thomas: Hello, Spencer. What are you doing on Sodor?
  • Spencer: I...
  • Michael Brandon: Steamed Spencer.
  • Spencer: am to pick up Sir Topham and Lady Hatt and the Duke and Duchess of Boxford. They are waiting at Kellsthorpe Station. I am to take them to a very important tea party at the Scottish castle.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas was disappointed.
  • Thomas: Why can I take them in Annie and Clarabel?
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed.
  • Spencer: Ha. Because...
  • Michael Brandon: Laughed Spencer loudly.
  • Spencer: you are a small engine and small engines get small jobs. I am a big engine and big engines get big jobs.
  • Thomas: I can go faster than the wind.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Thomas crossly.
  • Spencer: Nonsense.
  • Michael Brandon: Sniffed Spencer. This made Thomas even crosser.
  • Thomas: I'll race you to Kellsthorpe Station.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas huffed.
  • Thomas: Then we'll see.
  • Michael Brandon: The signal changed. Spencer and Thomas wheeshed away. Thomas was determined to win. Sir Topham Hatt, Lady Hatt and the Duke and Duchess of Boxford were waiting at the platform at Kellsthorpe. Suddenly, there was a thundering and a whooshing. Spencer and Thomas were pumping their pistons and bubbling their boilers to arrive at Kellsthorpe first. Spencer screeched to a halt. But Thomas raced straight through the station. It was the rush the wind so big, it blew Sir Topham Hatt's top-hat right off his head. Sir Topham Hatt was very cross. Thomas reverse slowly back into the station. He was very worried.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas,
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: why were you going so fast? You know engines must go slowly through stations.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas felt terrible.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: He peeped.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: And...
  • Michael Brandon: Sir Topham Hatt added.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: my hat has blown away. I must have my hat.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas felt even worse.
  • Thomas: I'll find your hat, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas chuffed.
  • Thomas: In time for your important tea party at the Scottish castle.
  • Michael Brandon: And he chuffed quickly away. Thomas was sure he find Sir Topham Hatt's hat quickly. He looked down the track to the level crossing. There was Bertie the Bus. Sir Topham Hatt's hat had landed on his roof.
  • Thomas: I found it!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas hooted happily. Just then, Gordon rush through the crossing so fast that the hat blew into the air.
  • Thomas: Cinders and Ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: Now I'll have to chase after it.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas steamed down the line. Then, he saw it. The hat had landed on top of Farmer McColl's scarecrow.
  • Thomas: I found it!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas hooted happily. But just then, Harold the Helicopter rose from the other side from the hill. The great whoosh of his blades blew Sir Topham Hatt's hat into the air and far away.
  • Thomas: Cinders and Ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: I'll have to chase it again!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas steamed along. He was out of puff and out of places to look. Then, he saw it. Sir Topham Hatt's top-hat landed on one at the windmill sales. Thomas hooted happily. But just then, a great gust of wind blew the sales around. And the top-hat blown into the air and far away.
  • Thomas: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas, and he raced after it. It was getting late. Thomas had promised to find Sir Topham Hatt's hat. And he hadn't done that. The wind had taken the hat far away.
  • Thomas: You won, Mr. Wind.
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Thomas, and he let out a tiny sad wheesh of steam. Thomas puffed sadly back towards Kellsthorpe Station.
  • Thomas: I wonder if I will ever be a really useful engine again.
  • Michael Brandon: He wheeshed sadly. Then, he saw it. Sir Topham Hatt's hat was just in front of him floating on the wind.
  • Thomas: I was still to think I was fast as you, Mr. Wind.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas chuffed quietly.
  • Thomas: Please can you help me?
  • Michael Brandon: The wind heard Thomas. Sir Topham Hatt's hat floated gently on to Thomas' funnel. Thomas couldn't believe his puff. He chuffed slowly and carefully toward Kellsthorpe Station. When Thomas arrived, everyone was waiting. Then Sir Topham Hatt gasped. He saw his hat on top of Thomas' funnel.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You found my hat, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: He boomed happily.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: You are a really useful engine!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas blew a happy wheesh of steam. And the top-hat blew gently from his funnel onto the platform in front of Sir Topham Hatt.
  • Thomas: Sometimes going slowly is as good as going fast.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas.
  • Thomas: Or maybe even better.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Favorite Places)
  • Children: (singing) Everybody needs to have their favourite place Somewhere that they like to be. It could be in the countryside or in the town. It could be somewhere by the sea. Everybody likes to have a little space Somewhere they can be alone. Everybody needs to have their favourite place And there's no place quite like home!
  • Girl: (singing) Emily at Black Loch, Thomas by the sea. James at the washdown.
  • Children: (singing) That's where they like to be. Everybody likes to have a little space Somewhere they can be alone. Everybody needs to have their favourite place And there's no place quite like home!
  • Girl: (singing) Henry at the forest near the wishing tree. Toby with the animals.
  • Children: (singing) That's where they like to be. Everybody likes to have a little space Somewhere they can be alone. Everybody needs to have their favourite place And there's no place quite like home!
  • Girl: (singing) Edward in the yard, Percy at the fair. Gordon down at Knapford.
  • Children: (singing) You're sure to find them there. Everybody needs to have their favourite place Somewhere that they like to be. It could be in the countryside or in the town. It could be somewhere by the sea. Everybody likes to have a little space Somewhere they can be alone. Everybody needs to have their favourite place And there's no place quite like home! Everybody needs to have their favourite place Somewhere that they like to be. It could be in the countryside or in the town. It could be somewhere by the sea. Everybody likes to have a little space Somewhere they can be alone. Everybody needs to have their favourite place And there's no place quite like home!
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas Sets Sail)
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas Sets Sail. It was a blustery, buffety day on the Island of Sodor. Edward's coal cars creaked and cranked against the wind. Percy's mail car shuttled and shivered. But Thomas hardly noticed the wind at all. He puffed into Brendam Docks. The mayor of Sodor had ordered a brand-new sailing boat.
  • Thomas: I am to take the sailing boat to the mayor's launch party at the harbor.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas excitedly.
  • Thomas: The mayor, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt will all see the boat go into the sea for the very first time.
  • Michael Brandon: The boat had a tall mast and was painted bright red.
  • Thomas: It's wonderful.
  • Michael Brandon: Gasped Thomas.
  • James: It's red-- I should be taking it.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed James.
  • Gordon: It's heavy-- I should be taking it.
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Gordon. Cranky lowered the sailing boat onto Thomas's flatbed.
  • Thomas: It's not too heavy for me.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas.
  • Cranky: You must wait for the engineer to lower the mast.
  • Michael Brandon: Snapped Cranky.
  • Thomas: The mast will be no trouble for me.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas whistled, and he raced off. Thomas puffed proudly along. The wind was strong, and the boat was heavy, but not too heavy for Thomas. Thomas came to a steep hill. He chuffed hard, pulling the heavy boat.
  • Thomas: I can do it, I can do it.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed. And soon he reached the top.
  • Thomas: Hooray!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted.
  • Thomas: I did it!
  • Michael Brandon: He felt very pleased, and he steamed on. Then, Thomas met Emily.
  • Thomas: Look at my sailing boat, Emily.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted.
  • Emily: Don't you look grand.
  • Michael Brandon: Wheeshed Emily. And Thomas knew he did. Thomas felt very grand as he steamed past Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth: Be careful with that tall boat.
  • Michael Brandon: She hooted.
  • Elizabeth: It's a very blustery day.
  • Michael Brandon: But Thomas felt far too important to take any notice. Next, Thomas puffed towards a low bridge. Rosie was waiting at the signal.
  • Rosie: Watch out, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Rosie sharply. Thomas applied his brakes and stopped just in time.
  • Rosie: The mast is too tall to go under the bridge.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Rosie.
  • Thomas: Then I shall take another track.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Thomas. Thomas chuffed proudly on. Then there was trouble. He heard a loud crunch. Thomas looked up. Tall trees were hanging over the track.
  • Thomas: Oh, no!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas. The tall mast must have caught in the trees. Thomas couldn't move forwards or backwards. So he huffed and he chuffed, and with a mighty puff, Thomas broke free.
  • Thomas: Hooray!
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas. But Thomas didn't know the ropes holding the sails had untied. Thomas was feeling very grand now. The wind was strong. It was blowing him along.
  • Thomas: Whee!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas cried happily. He was going faster and faster! The wind grew stronger. Thomas raced round a bend.
  • Molly: Be careful, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Molly tooted.
  • Molly: The wind is filling the boat's sails!
  • Michael Brandon: But Thomas wheeshed by so quickly he didn't hear her. The mayor, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt were waiting at the harbor. They could see Thomas racing towards them.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Slow down, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt. But Thomas couldn't slow down. The mayor, Sir Topham and Lady Hatt could not believe their eyes. Thomas whooshed past and raced away from them. Faster and faster around the bend in the track. Suddenly, the wind dropped, and Thomas stopped.
  • Thomas: Whew! If the wind picks up again, I'll never be able to stop at the harbor.
  • Michael Brandon: He cried.
  • Thomas: The boat will not be launched, and the mayor will be very cross!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas knew that he had been wrong not to wait for the engineer at the docks.
  • Thomas: I must chuff back to the docks as quickly as I can, and I must bring the engineer to lower the mast.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted. Thomas was uncoupled from the flatbed, and he steamed off. Thomas's wheels whirred to a stop at the docks.
  • Thomas: Has the engineer arrived, Salty?
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Salty: Oh, yes, me hearty.
  • Michael Brandon: Smiled Salty. Thomas was very relieved. The engineer climbed quickly into Thomas's cab, and Thomas steamed off. Soon, Thomas arrived at the sailing boat. The engineer rolled the sails and lowered the mast. Slowly, Thomas chuffed back to the harbor. The boat was heavy. Thomas had to puff hard. This time the wind couldn't help him. The mayor, Sir Topham Hatt and Lady Hatt were still waiting. They were happy to see Thomas, and they were happy to see the mayor's sailing boat.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas.
  • Michael Brandon: Boomed Sir Topham Hatt
  • Michael Brandon: I see you have decided that full steam is better than full sail.
  • Thomas: Aye, aye, sir.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted Thomas. And as he watched the boat slide into the water, Thomas was very proud to be really useful.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Follow That Flour)
  • Michael Brandon: Follow That Flour. Every day is a busy day for the engines of the Narrow Gauge Controllers' Railway They toot hello as they pass each other on the hills, huff and puff at the transfer yards, and push and pull freight cars at the wharf. Early one morning, Thomas was at the wharf. He liked the wharf. It was busy, and he met a lot of his friends there, but today Thomas was shunting trucks. And the trucks were being especially troublesome. It was taking all of Thomas' puff to keep them in order. Then James arrived.
  • James: I am to collect a car of flour to make cakes and bread for the Children's Harvest Festival Supper.
  • Michael Brandon: Tooted James.
  • Thomas: I wish Sir Topham Hatt had given me that job.
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: It would be so much more fun than shunting troublesome trucks!
  • Michael Brandon: James was feeling very pleased with himself.
  • James: First, I have to take on water.
  • Michael Brandon: He whistles grandly.
  • James: Please shunt the flour car over for me, Thomas.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas didn't want to shunt any more cars. It meant his job would go on for even longer.
  • Thomas: Bossy boiler.
  • Michael Brandon: He puffed. Thomas found the flour car outside the warehouse. He wanted to move James' car as quickly as he could, so Thomas wasn't taking care. He biffed the car very hard, and the door came loose. But Thomas didn't see. An idea had flown into his funnel.
  • Thomas: I'll hide James' car. Then Bossy Boiler will have to find me.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas thought hide-and-seek was a grand idea. James came back from the water tower. He saw Thomas in the distance. And James saw that falling from the car was a trail of flour.
  • James: Stop, Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistles James.
  • James: Flour is falling out of your car!
  • Michael Brandon: But Thomas was too far away to hear. Thomas puffed into the warehouse to find somewhere to hide. More and more flour fell from the car. James chased after Thomas. Thomas heard him coming.
  • Thomas: How does he know where I am?
  • Michael Brandon: Thought Thomas.
  • James: Thomas, the Flour!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled James. But Thomas couldn't hear him.
  • Thomas: James won't find me this time.
  • Michael Brandon: He thought. Thomas was having fun. Thomas found another good place to hide.
  • Thomas: James will never find me here!
  • Michael Brandon: He hooted happily. But then he heard James' whistle again.
  • Thomas: Bust my buffers!
  • Michael Brandon: Chuffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: He's found me again!
  • Michael Brandon: So, Thomas puffed off. Thomas had reversed behind some freight cars.
  • Thomas: James will never find me here.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted cheerily. But just then, he saw James come around the bend.
  • James: Thomas!
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed James. He was very cross.
  • James: You've left a trail of flour all over the wharf!
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: I must have biffed the car so hard that the door came loose.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas didn't feel cheery anymore.
  • Thomas: If I've lost all the flour, there'll be no cakes and bread for the children's Harvest Festival supper.
  • Michael Brandon: He wheeshed sadly.
  • Thomas: I'm sorry, James.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed.
  • Thomas: I'll get you another car of flour. Then you won't be late for the children!
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas raced away. Thomas puffed, and he huffed. He wheeshed, and he whooshed. He had to get to the mill as fast as he could. Then there was trouble. When Thomas arrived at the mill, it was closed. Thomas looked around. He could only see empty flour cars. Thomas felt sadder than ever. Dusty Dave, the miller, came to see Thomas. He could see that Thomas was very upset.
  • Dusty Dave: I'm going home for my supper now.
  • Michael Brandon: He told Thomas.
  • Dusty Dave: But there's one full flour car right at the back.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas saw the flour car, but there were lots of other cars in the way. He needed help. Thomas whooshed back to the wharf. He would have to ask James to help him. James was waiting. He was still very cross. Thomas pulled up alongside him.
  • Thomas: James, I know you tried to tell me about the flour, and I know I was silly, but now I need your help.
  • Michael Brandon: James knew that Thomas was sorry, and he knew Thomas needed his help, so they set off for the mill. James and Thomas worked hard. There were lots of freight cars to shunt, but they worked well together, and soon, the flour car was coupled up to James, and he raced off. Thomas felt proud of his friend. Later, that evening, Sir Topham Hatt stood by a table of wonderful breads and cakes. The children were very excited. Thomas puffed by on his way home.
  • Thomas: Well done, James.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted. And James tooted back. Thomas was pleased James was his friend again. And Thomas smiled all the way back to Tidmouth Sheds.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Thomas and The Spaceship)
  • Michael Brandon: It was a foggy night on the Island of Sodor. The engines' lamps burned brightly. And the fog swirled and twirled around their wheels as the engines headed home. All except for Percy. A valve had come loose in his cylinder. Percy had broken down. Thomas chuffed in.
  • Thomas: Hello, Percy.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted.
  • Percy: Hello.
  • Michael Brandon: He peeped happily. Thomas buffered up to Percy and they headed home towards Tidmouth sheds. The fog was thick. Thomas wanted to be quick. Suddenly, Percy peeped...
  • Percy: Look, Thomas. There are flashing lights in the sky.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas couldn't see any lights.
  • Percy: It must be a spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Percy.
  • Thomas: A spaceship?
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: Are you sure?
  • Percy: Sure as I'm a little green engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Percy. He was very excited, and that made Thomas excited, too. Thomas and Percy arrived at Tidmouth sheds.
  • Percy: I've seen the spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Percy whistled excitedly.
  • Gordon: Huh!
  • Michael Brandon: Snorted Gordon.
  • Gordon: What a foolish little engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas didn't like Gordon calling Percy foolish. Then Sir Topham Hatt arrived.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Thomas, tonight you must take Percy's mail cars.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas was happy to do this. Now, he could find Percy's spaceship.
  • Thomas: I'll show you that Percy isn't a foolish little engine.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted to Gordon. And he set off into the fog. Thomas chuffed to the top of Gordon's hill. He was looking for the spaceship. There, in the distance, he saw some flashing lights.
  • Thomas: Hooray!
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas.
  • Thomas: There's Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: And he whished down the hill. Thomas puffed closer and closer, but it wasn't a spaceship. It was a circle of workman's lights. The workmen were fixing some broken track. Thomas was very disappointed.
  • Thomas: I must find Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: He whistled. So he chuffed on through the fog. Then Thomas saw another flashing light.
  • Thomas: Hooray.
  • Michael Brandon: He chuffed.
  • Thomas: There's Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas puffed closer and closer. But it wasn't Percy's spaceship. It was the lamp in the lighthouse flashing on and off.
  • Thomas: Bother.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas. But he still wanted to find Percy's spaceship, so he puffed on through the fog. Thomas was very tired, and it was very late. He had searched everywhere. How was he going to show Gordon that Percy had seen a spaceship? Then, suddenly, he saw them. These flashing lights were moving in the sky.
  • Thomas: There must be Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Whistled Thomas. He was very excited. Thomas pumped his pistons and raced after the flashing lights. The spaceship was flying lower and lower in the sky. Suddenly, Thomas didn't feel tired anymore. Thomas's wheels clickety-clacked on the rails of the track to see Jeremy the Plane coming in to land at the airport.
  • Thomas: Cinders and ashes!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Thomas.
  • Thomas: Jeremy the Plane must be Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas felt very sad. He hadn't found a spaceship. Worst of all, he had let down his friend Percy. Thomas puffed away. He was so tired, the mail cars felt very heavy now.
  • Thomas: Sir Topham Hatt will be cross.
  • Michael Brandon: Sighed Thomas.
  • Thomas: I've spent all night looking for Percy's spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas knew that now he couldn't deliver the mail cars on time. He needed help. So he chuffed back to Tidmouth as fast as his aching axles would spin. When Thomas arrived at Tidmouth sheds, Percy was still at the repair yard.
  • Gordon: How many spaceships did you find?
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Gordon grandly.
  • Thomas: It wasn't a spaceship.
  • Michael Brandon: Puffed Thomas sadly.
  • Thomas: It was Jeremy the plane coming in to land.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas felt foolish, but he still had to be really useful.
  • Thomas: Gordon, I need your help.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted.
  • Thomas: You are faster and stronger than any engine. If we share the cars, the mail can still be delivered by breakfast.
  • Michael Brandon: This made Gordon feel important. And Gordon liked feeling important. So Gordon took half the mail cars and Thomas took the others...until all the mail was delivered by breakfast. The next night there was no fog.
  • Thomas: Look.
  • Michael Brandon: Thomas tooted.
  • Thomas: There's Jeremy the plane.
  • Michael Brandon: He was very excited. All the engines watched Jeremy coming in to land at the airport. It was a magical sight.
  • Percy: I think Jeremy's better than a spaceship any day.
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Percy. And Thomas had to agree.
  • (Another puffing by sequence occurs and we begin Engine Roll Call)
  • Children: (singing) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. Thomas!
  • Girl: He's the cheeky one.
  • Children: James!
  • Girl: Is vain but lots of fun.
  • Children: Percy!
  • Girl: Pulls the mail on time.
  • Children: Gordon!
  • Girl: Thunders down the line.
  • Children: Emily!
  • Girl: Really knows her stuff.
  • Children: Henry!
  • Girl: Toots and huffs and puffs.
  • Children: Edward!
  • Girl: Wants to help and share.
  • Children: Toby! (singing) Well let's say, he's square. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends. They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight. Red and green and brown and blue. They're the really useful crew. All with different rows to play round Tidmouth Sheds or far away. Down the hills and round the bends, Thomas and his friends.

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