Thomas and Friends - Season 1

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The first season of the television series aired in 1984. Ringo Starr narrated all twenty-six episodes in the UK and twenty-five in the US, with George Carlin later re-narrating the entire season for the US.


  1. Thomas & Gordon/Thomas Gets Tricked
  2. Edward & Gordon/Edward Helps Out
  3. The Sad Story of Henry/Come Out, Henry!
  4. Edward, Gordon & Henry/Henry To The Rescue
  5. Thomas' Train/A Big Day For Thomas
  6. Thomas & The Trucks/Trouble For Thomas
  7. Thomas & The Breakdown Train/Thomas Saves the Day
  8. James & The Coaches/James Learns A Lesson
  9. Troublesome Trucks/Foolish Freight Cars
  10. James & The Express/A Proud Day for James
  11. Thomas & The Guard/Thomas & The Conductor
  12. Thomas Goes Fishing
  13. Thomas, Terence & The Snow/Terence The Tractor
  14. Thomas & Bertie/Thomas & Bertie's Great Race
  15. Tenders & Turntables
  16. Trouble In The Shed
  17. Percy Runs Away
  18. Coal/Henry's Special Coal
  19. The Flying Kipper
  20. Whistles & Sneezes
  21. Toby & The Stout Gentleman/Toby The Tram Engine
  22. Thomas In Trouble/Thomas Breaks The Rules
  23. Dirty Objects/James In A Mess
  24. Off The Rails/Gordon Takes A Dip
  25. Down The Mine
  26. Thomas' Christmas Party


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Jeremiah Jobling
  • The Policeman
  • Lady Hatt (not named; does not speak)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)


  • All Norwegian narrations from this season credit Ringo Starr as the narrator.


  • Based on the Railway Series by: The Rev. W. Awdry
  • Adaptation by: Britt Allcroft
  • Told by: Ringo Starr, George Carlin
  • Directed by: David Mitton
  • Model Engines & Characters by: Clearwater Model Making Systems Ltd, David Payne, Jo Webster, Chris Noulton, David Lillie, Tim Staffel
  • Supervisors: John Pennicott, Tim Staffel
  • Models & Sets: Jamie Bowering, Jamie Jackson-Moore, Ben Cain, John Holmes, Tom Vane
  • Specialized Model Making: Bernard Carr, John Kerr, Ian Kerr
  • Construction: Frank Schultz
  • Camera Crew Focus: Barry Brown, Colin Davidson, Tony Brown
  • Camera Assistant: John Atwell
  • Lighting: Beams Film & TV Lighting
  • Gaffer: Steve Dempsey
  • Camera Equipment & Specialized Lighting: Turmite Camera Hide Ltd, Clearwater Camera Computer Systems Ltd
  • Dubbing: Mag-Masters London
  • Production Assistant: Nasreen Khan
  • Lighting Cameraman: Terry Permane
  • Art Director: Bob Gauld-Galliers
  • 2nd Unit Director: Stephen Asquith
  • Music Composed & Arranged by: Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell, Bluebird Themes
  • Video Facilities: Research Recordings
  • Editor: Michael Dixon
  • Assistant Editor: Andrea MacArthur
  • Producers: Robert D. Cardona, David Mitton
  • Executive Producer: Britt Allcroft

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Last of the Railroads • The Sodor Engines • Thomas and Friends: The New Life • Thomas and his chums • Thomas the Trackmaster Adventures • Thomas the Wooden Engine

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