Thomas and Friends - Season 5

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The fifth season of the television series aired in 1998. The twenty-six episodes were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Alec Baldwin in the US.


  1. Cranky Bugs
  2. Horrid Lorry
  3. A Better View For Gordon
  4. Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  5. James & The Trouble With Trees
  6. Gordon & The Gremlin
  7. Bye George!
  8. Baa!
  9. Put Upon Percy
  10. Toby & The Flood
  11. Haunted Henry
  12. Double Teething Troubles
  13. Stepney Gets Lost
  14. Toby's Discovery
  15. Something In The Air
  16. Thomas, Percy & Old Slow Coach
  17. Thomas & The Rumours
  18. Oliver's Find
  19. Happy Ever After
  20. Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday
  21. A Surprise For Percy/A Big Surprise For Percy
  22. Make Someone Happy
  23. Busy Going Backwards
  24. Duncan Gets Spooked
  25. Snow
  26. Rusty & The Boulder


  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Oliver
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stepney
  • BoCo
  • Mavis
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Toad
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Harold
  • George
  • Caroline
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Jem Cole
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Farmer Trotter (not named)
  • Peter Sam (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Donald (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • The Refreshment Lady (cameo)
  • Nancy (cameo)
  • S. C. Ruffey (cameo)
  • Douglas (music video cameo)
  • Diesel (music video cameo)
  • Daisy (music video cameo)
  • The Diesel (music video cameo)
  • Sir Handel (music video cameo)
  • Duke (music video cameo)
  • Bulstrode (music video cameo)
  • Dilly (music video cameo)

Characters introduced

  • Cranky
  • Old Slow Coach
  • The Horrid Lorries
  • Old Bailey
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Derek (not named)
  • 'Arry (not named)
  • Bert (does not speak)
  • The Ghost Engine (does not speak)
  • Bertram (does not speak)
  • Butch (does not speak)
  • Thumper (does not speak)
  • Tiger Moth (does not speak)


  • This is the first season not to have any episodes based on Railway Series stories.
  • Michael Angelis wasn't credited in the opening titles.
  • This was Alec Baldwin's first season as narrator.
  • This was Britt Allcroft's final season as producer.
  • Because Shining Time Station was cancelled, this was the first season not to be seen on that show.
  • This was the first (and only) season not to feature Diesel since his debut, although he did make cameos in two songs from this season.


  • Based on the Railway Series by: The Rev. W. Awdry
  • Adaptation by: Britt Allcroft
  • Told by: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin
  • Directed by: David Mitton
  • Television Stories by: Britt Allcroft, David Mitton
  • Director of Photography: Terence Permane
  • Assistant Director: Steve Asquith
  • Production Management: Graeme MacArthur
  • Production Coordinator: Melanie Inskip
  • Camera Crew: Nigel Permane, Simon Heck
  • Gaffer: Michael Flynn
  • Model Shop Supervisor: Brian Rutland
  • Special Effects Supervisor: David Eves
  • Set Dresser: Julie McKay
  • Senior Model Maker: Martin Gaskell
  • Model Crew: Conrad Ayling, Sophie Brown, Anton Christian, Angela Haycock, Chris Lloyd, Tracy Milham, Jennie de Naeyer
  • Figurines: Johnathan Saville
  • Stagehands: Matthew Veale, Eleanor Denman
  • Railway Consultant: David Maidment
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by: Lee Lighting Ltd
  • Periscope Lens Supplied by: Grip House Ltd
  • Sound Effects & Dubbing: Maidstone Studios
  • Dubbing Mixer: Mike Erander
  • Post Production Facilities: The House
  • Editor: John L. Wright
  • Music Composed by: Mike O'Donnell, Junior Campbell
  • Made at: Shepperton Studios, London, England
  • Processed by: Technicolor
  • Executive Producer: Angus Wright
  • Produced by: Britt Allcroft, David Mitton

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