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The fourth season of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends would have premiered between 1994-95 on citv in the UK and between 1995-96 in PBS for the US with later re-shown on the Fox Family channel and Sprout. Michael Angelis narrated all UK episodes with George Carlin narrating all US episodes. This season would have included 26 episodes, but with a total of 52 short story segments.

Episodes

#a Title a #b Title b Year
Released (UK)
Year
Released (US)
1a Granpuff 1b Bulldog 1994 1995
2a You Can't Win! 2b Sleeping Beauty 1994 1995
3a A Bad Day for Sir Handel 3b Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady 1994 1995
4a Four Little Engines 4b Rusty Helps Peter Sam 1994 1995
5a The Splendid and the Spluttering 5b Gusts! 1994 1995
6a The Lone Wolf 6b Thieves 1994 1995
7a Home At Last 7b Rock 'n' Roll 1994 1995
8a Special Funnel 8b Peter Sam Helps Out 1994 1995
9a Steam Roller 9b Little Old Twins 1995 1995
10a Passengers and Polish 10b The Gallant Old Engine 1995 1995
11a Rusty to the Rescue 11b Thomas & Stepney 1995 1995
12a Train Stops Play 12b Bowled Out 1995 1995
13a Henry and the Elephant 13b Toad Stands By 1995 1996
14a Bulls Eyes 14b Bear's Important Job 1995 1996
15a Fish 15b Mind That Bike 1995 1996
16a Stop Thief! 16b Triple-Header 1995 1996
17a BoCo and the Trucks 17b Old Groaner 1995 1996
18a Emily's Day Off 18b James' Signal Failure 1995 1996
19a Mavis and the Lorry 19b Toby Takes the Road 1995 1996
20a Terence Takes a Bath 20b Special Attraction 1995 1996
21a Scrambled Eggs 21b What A Picture! 1995 1996
22a Trevor Helps Out 22b Down the Drain 1995 1996
23a Duck and the Guard 23b Edward and the River Rose 1995 1996
24a Better Safe Than Sorry 24b Bertie the Rail Bus 1995 1996
25a Oliver Gets the Bird 25b Thomas and the Special Letter 1995 1996
26a Diesel's Big Idea 26b Paint Pots and Queens 1995 1996

Featured Characters

Returning Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Emily
  • Bill and Ben
  • Diesel
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Bear
  • Mavis
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Toad
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Little Boys
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Alice and Mirabel (do not speak)
  • Isabel and Dulcie (do not speak)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (not named)
  • Bulgy (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)
  • Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (cameo)
  • Farmer Finney (cameo)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)

Characters Introduced

Rail and Non-Rail Vehicle Characters

  • Stepney
  • The Diesel
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Smudger
  • S. C. Ruffey
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Bulstrode
  • Jinty and Pug (do not speak)
  • The Other Railway Engines (do not speak)
  • Talyllyn (mentioned)
  • Other Mid Sodor Railway Engines (indirectly mentioned)

Human Characters

  • Mr. Percival
  • Tom Tipper
  • The Portly Man
  • The Crovan's Gate Policeman
  • The Dryaw Policeman
  • The Important Passenger
  • The Elsbridge Cricket Club
  • The Painter
  • The Tailor
  • Mid Sodor Manager
  • Mr. Hugh
  • Mr. Murphy
  • The Refreshment Lady
  • Nancy
  • The BBC Television Producers (do not speak)
  • The Enthusiasts (do not speak)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (does not speak)
  • The Elephant Caper (not named; does not speak)
  • Richard Robert Norramby (indirectly mentioned)

Trivia

  • This season introduces the most characters to date.
  • The series would have remained on citv for the UK broadcast during the fourth and fifth seasons instead of moving to Cartoon Network (UK).
  • The episodes would have aired in chronological order in UK and US airings.
  • The Splendid and the Spluttering, Gusts!, The Lone Wolf and Thieves would be based off Trainz stories by the Trainz user ShunterProductions, but only the stories would be in 4:30 minute length and the narrow gauge engines would be in their TV series liveries.
  • Callan Station would have been introduced as the last and top station of the Little Western instead of on the Misty Valley Branch. In the fifth season, it would gain the terminus to the Arlesdale Railway on the opposite side of the station.
  • Mr. Percial would replace Sir Topham Hatt as controller of the Skarloey Railway during Seasons 4-7.
  • The Skarloey Railway sets would have been redressed when used for the Mid Sodor sets but redressed back before the production of the fifth season.
  • Toby's Windmill's themes for BoCo, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam and Duke would have been composed and heard during this season started.
  • Rheneas would be absent during the episodes where he's suppose to be away at the works. Sir Handel would replace his cameo in the beginning of Rusty Helps Peter Sam.
  • Duke would be absent in the stories where he's not suppose to be re-discovered yet. Sir Handel would replace his cameo on the viaduct in Rusty Helps Peter Sam and Rusty would replace his cameo at the sheds in Special Funnel.
  • Sir Handel and Duncan would replace Skarloey and Rheneas at the end of Special Funnel when Peter Sam passes Rheneas Sheds. Rheneas would be absent in any other scenes where he appears.
  • Thomas would be omitted from Rusty to the Rescue.
  • Bear's Important Job would use some story elements from wildnorwester's story "One Good Deed", but only would be in 6:30 min length.
  • Emily's Day Off would be based on the magazine story, "Emily's Day Out".
  • Terence Takes a Bath would have been added to the Toby, Trucks and Trouble story arc due to two of the stories from the book being adapted into one story for the TV series adaption.
  • Edward and the River Rose would be based on the magazine story of the same name. Emily, BoCo, Bear, Bill, Ben and Trevor would also make appearances in the TVS adaption.
  • Oliver Gets the Bird would be based on the annual story of the same name, except the TVS adaption would follow ShunterProductions' adaption of the story. Donald, Douglas, Toad, Alice, Mirabel, Isabel and Dulcie would also make appearances.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter would remain mostly the same, except Emily, Daisy and Bear would also make cameos during the engine parade in the beginning. Jinty would also replace Oliver in the scene where Thomas tells about his race with Bertie and crashes through the buffers.
  • Emily would have major roles in Bear's Important Job, BoCo and the Trucks, Emily's Day Off, Old Groaner, James' Signal Failure, Edward and the River Rose and Better Safe Than Sorry.
  • Most stories would be made in the usual 4:30 min length, while some would be made in 6:30 min length.

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