The Britt Allcroft Company

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The Britt Allcroft Company was a company created by Britt Allcroft and Angus Wright in 1984. The company changed its name to Gullane Entertainment in 2000 which in 2002 was taken over by HIT Entertainment.

It produced shows such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, Magic Adventures of Mumfie and Shining Time Station.

Purchased the assets to Neil Buchanan's company, The Media Merchants Television Company Ltd. with the rights to Art Attack and ZZZap!.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends -- First aired 1984. First TV series which was based on the books The Railway Series by Wilbert Awdry. This was narrated by Ringo Starr, Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin and George Carlin.
  • Shining Time Station -- First aired 1989. A live-action series about a station featuring a cast of characters such as Stacy the Station Master, Schemer the Arcade Owner and Mr. Conductor who tells many stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and friends.
  • Magic Adventures of Mumfie -- First aired 1994. Based on a series of books by Katharine Tozar featuring Mumfie and his friends. A musical adventure featuring the voice of Patrick Breen.
  • Magic School & Friends -- frist aired 1988.
  • Captain Pugwash -- First aired 1998. Captain Pugwash and his mates search for treasure
  • Eckhart -- First aired 2000. About a little mouse and his friends who has a lot of adventures traveling around the world.

Further reading

Britt Allcroft Productions

The world of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
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Book series: The Railway Series
TV Series: Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Series particulars
List of Railway Series Books
TV Series Seasons:

Movie and spin-off releases: Thomas and the Magic RailroadCalling All EnginesOn Site with ThomasThe Great DiscoveryHero of the RailsMisty Island RescueDay of the DieselsBlue Mountain MysteryKing of the Railway

ThomasEdwardHenryGordonJamesPercyTobyDuckDonald and DouglasEmily
The Fat ControllerBertieTerenceTrevorHarold

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Movies: Movie-only characters

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Significant people and organisations
Rev. W.V. Awdry (series creator)Christopher Awdry
The Britt Allcroft CompanyGullane EntertainmentHIT Entertainment
Other relevant pages
Thomas and Friends Portal
The Railway Stories (audiobooks)Thomas and Friends video releasesShining Time Station
Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends merchandise
TUGS (redirects to TUGS at Ship Spotting World)
Thomas & Friends fan fiction

Fan Fiction Character Glossary

Fan Fiction Series

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

Human Series

Garcia And Friends • Human Thomas and Friends

Merchandise Ideas

Wooden Railway • Trackmaster • Railway Series Books • Thomas Story Time • DVDs • DVD Gift Sets • CDs • Video Games • Take-n-Play • Voice Cast • Episodes • Bachmann • Hornby • Movies/Specials


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