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Season 20
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Season
Episodes

20
26
Aired
September 5th, 2016 - TBA (UK)
October 21st, 2016 - TBA (USA)
Premiere
Finale
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This page is dedicated to the twentieth season of HiT Entertainment's Thomas & Friends. It was announced on November 3, 2014.[1]

The season will consist of a total of twenty-six episodes.It premiered on September 5th, 2016 in the UK and October 21st, 2016 in the USA with "Sidney Sings".

Season SummaryEdit

CastEdit

For a breakdown of the characters' appearances, check here.

Storyline InformationEdit

  • Henry will be mistaken for a ghost engine when some workmen accidentally paint him with glow in the dark paint.
  • Ryan will take Judy and Jerome out for a change of scenery.
  • Thomas, Percy and Toby are afraid of a monster under a bridge.
  • Max and Monty's dangerous racing will cause confusion and delay.
  • Connor will break down on the mainland.
    • Connor decides to travel extra slow to avoid it happening again.
  • The Small Railway Engines are set to appear in three episodes with speaking/centric roles.

CrewEdit

WritersEdit

DirectorsEdit

EpisodesEdit

Sidney SingsEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x01
See main article: "Sidney Sings"

Original air date: September 5, 2016 (UK)
October 21, 2016 (USA)

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Sidney

Plot Synopsis: With Thomas' help, Sidney makes up a song to remind himself of his jobs.

Recurring Cast: Bob Golding (Sidney), Mike Grady (Sir Robert Norramby)


Toby's New FriendEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x02
See main article: "Toby's New Friend"

Original air date: September 6, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Andrew Brenner

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Toby & Philip
Other Important Characters: Henrietta

Plot Synopsis: Philip is under the impression that Toby is a diesel boxcab and tries to befriend him, but Toby finds him too overwhelming.

Recurring Cast: Rasmus Hardiker (Philip), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Henrietta)


Henry Gets the ExpressEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x03
See main article: "Henry Gets the Express"

Original air date: September 7, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Henry & Gordon

Plot Synopsis: When Henry is given the job of pulling the express, Gordon goes on strike.

Recurring Cast: UK: Steven Kynman (Porter), Matt Wilkinson (Cranky)
USA: David Menkin (Porter), Glenn Wrage (Cranky)


Diesel and the DucklingsEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x04
See main article: "Diesel and the Ducklings"

Original air date: September 8, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Devious Diesel
Other Important Characters: Thomas

Plot Synopsis: Diesel struggles to maintain his rough demeanor after he befriends some ducklings.

Recurring Cast: UK: Matt Wilkinson (Cranky), Kerry Shale (Devious Diesel/Iron 'Arry), William Hope (Iron Bert)
USA: Glenn Wrage (Cranky)


Bradford the Brake VanEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x05
See main article: "Bradford the Brake Van"

Original air date: September 9, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Bradford
Other Important Characters: Thomas

Plot Synopsis: A new officious and strict brake van called Bradford arrives from the Mainland to help the other engines.

Recurring Cast: Robert Wilfort (Samson)


Saving TimeEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x06
See main article: "Saving Time"

Original air date: November 21, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Andrew Brenner

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Samson

Plot Synopsis: Samson tries to save time by taking as long a train as he can from the Blue Mountain Quarry.

Recurring Cast: Robert Wilfort (Samson)
UK: Kerry Shale (Devious Diesel)


Ryan and DaisyEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x07
See main article: "Ryan and Daisy"

Original air date: November 22, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Davey Moore

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Ryan & Daisy

Plot Synopsis: Ryan takes on Daisy's responsibilities resulting in confusion and delay.

Recurring Cast: Steven Kynman (Duck/Ryan), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Daisy)


Pouty JamesEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x08
See main article: "Pouty James"

Original air date: November 23, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Andrew Brenner

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: James

Plot Synopsis: James is showing off too much, so the Fat Controller takes away his coaches.

Recurring Cast: UK: Steven Kynman (Porter), Rasmus Hardiker (Philip), Matt Wilkinson (Stanley/Cranky)
USA: Steven Kynman (Porter), Rasmus Hardiker (Philip), John Schwabb (Stanley), Glenn Wrage (Cranky)


Blown AwayEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x09
See main article: "Blown Away"

Original air date: November 24, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Skiff
Other Important Characters: Duck & Oliver

Plot Synopsis: Skiff must warn Duck and Oliver about a fallen tree on the line in the midst of a terrible storm.

Recurring Cast: Steven Kynman (Duck), Joe Mills (Oliver/Toad), Jamie Campbell Bower (Skiff), Matt Wilkinson (Captain Joe)


The Way She Does ItEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x10
See main article: "The Way She Does It"

Original air date: November 25, 2016 (UK)

Written by: Davey Moore

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Daisy

Plot Synopsis: The Fat Controller asks Daisy to bring passengers to a special puppet show, but her stubbornness gets in the way.

Recurring Cast: Steven Kynman (Duck/Ryan), Joe Mills (Oliver), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Daisy)


Letters to SantaEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x11
See main article: "Letters to Santa"

Original air date: December 27, 2016 (UK)
December 16, 2016 (USA)

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Percy & Harold
Other Important Characters: Hiro

Plot Synopsis: Percy must deliver Santa's Christmas letters before Hiro leaves for the mainland.

Recurring Cast: Togo Igawa (Hiro)


Love Me TenderEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x12
See main article: "Love Me Tender"

Original air date: December 28, 2016 (UK)
December 16, 2016 (USA)

Written by: Davey Moore

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Donald & Douglas
Other Important Characters: Toby

Plot Synopsis: Donald and Douglas argue with each other as they clear snow from the tracks.

Recurring Cast: Joe Mills (Douglas)


The Railcar and the CoachesEdit

Thomas & Friends 20x13
See main article: "The Railcar and the Coaches"

Original air date: December 29, 2016 (UK)
December 15, 2016 (USA)

Written by: Davey Moore

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Annie, Clarabel, & Daisy
Other Important Characters: Thomas

Plot Synopsis: Annie and Clarabel learn that two wrongs don't make a right, after Daisy comes to help on Thomas' branch line.

Recurring Cast: Tracy Ann-Oberman (Daisy)
UK: Kerry Shale (Devious Diesel)


The Christmas CoffeepotEdit

Thomas & Friends Next Episode
See main article: "The Christmas Coffeepot"

Original air date: 2017

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Glynn
Other Important Characters: Marion

Plot Synopsis: Marion believes that there is a talking Christmas tree when she clears away an old line near Ffarquhar.

Recurring Cast: Bob Golding (Stephen), Mike Grady (Sir Robert Norramby), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Henrietta), Olivia Colman (Marion), Miranda Raison (Millie)


Over the HillEdit

Thomas & Friends Next Episode
See main article: "Over the Hill"

Original air date: 2017

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Glynn & Stephen
Other Important Characters: Sir Robert Norramby & Millie

Plot Synopsis: When the Earl reveals plans to open up a railway museum, Stephen challenges Glynn to a race to Knapford, the loser becoming an exhibit in the museum.

Recurring Cast: Bob Golding (Stephen), Mike Grady (Sir Robert Norramby), Miranda Raison (Millie)


TriviaEdit

  • For the twentieth season, the central main cast of characters was brought back with regular status with the sole exception of Tina Desai (Ashima), due to the character only appearing once in "The Great Race".
  • This is the first season to be composed by Chris Renshaw.

VideosEdit

Gallery of videos used to promote the season.

GalleryEdit

Gallery of photographic stills released to promote the season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.facebook.com/SiForumsAndFansite/posts/716600608409526

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