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Season 20
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Season
Episodes

20
26
Aired
UK; September 5, 2016
US; TBA
Premiere
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TBA
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This page is dedicated to the twentieth season of Thomas & Friends.

The season will consist of a total of twenty-six episodes. It premiered in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2016 with "Sidney Sings". It will premiere in October 2016 in the United States.

Season Summary

Overview

Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine -- all under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.[1]

Cast

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

Starring

Recurring Guest Stars

Upcoming

Returning Cast Members
New Cast Members

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

Starring

Recurring Guest Stars

Upcoming

Returning Cast Members
New Cast Members

Storyline Information

Crew

Writers

Directors

Episodes

Sidney Sings

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

Original air date: September 5, 2016

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Sidney

Plot Synopsis: Sidney makes up a song to remind himself of his jobs.

Recurring Cast: Mike Grady (Sir Robert Norramby)


Toby's New Friend

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

Original air date: September 6, 2016

Written by: Andrew Brenner

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Toby & Philip

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

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


Henry Gets the Express

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

Original air date: September 7, 2016

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: Steven Kynman/David Menkin (Porter), Matt Wilkinson/Glenn Wrage (Cranky)


Diesel and the Ducklings

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

Original air date: September 8, 2016

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Diesel

Plot Synopsis: Diesel struggles to maintain his rough demeanor after he finds friendship in some ducklings.

Recurring Cast: Matt Wilkinson/Glenn Wrage (Cranky)


Bradford the Brake Van

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

Original air date: September 9, 2016

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)


Upcoming Episodes

Hasty Hannah

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See main article: "Hasty Hannah"

Original air date: TBA

Written by: Lee Pressman

Directed by: TBA

Centric Characters: Hannah
Other Important Characters: Henrietta

Plot Synopsis: A new coach temporarily replaces Henrietta while she is at the works.

Recurring Cast: Maggie Ollerenshaw (Henrietta)


Letters to Santa

See main article: "Letters to Santa"

Original air date: TBA

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)


The Christmas Coffeepot

See main article: "The Christmas Coffeepot"

Original air date: TBA

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: Olivia Colman (Marion), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Henrietta), Mike Grady (Sir Robert Norramby)


The Railcar and the Coaches

See main article: "The Railcar and the Coaches"

Original air date: TBA

Written by: Davey Moore

Directed by: Dianna Basso

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

Plot Synopsis: Annie and Clarabel learn that two wrongs don't make a right.




Over the Hill

See main article: "Over the Hill"

Original air date: TBA

Written by: Helen Farrall

Directed by: Dianna Basso

Centric Characters: Glynn & Stephen

Plot Synopsis: Stephen and Glynn race against each-other.

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


Love Me Tender

See main article: "Love Me Tender"

Original air date: TBA

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)


Trivia

Videos

Gallery of videos used to promote the season.

Gallery

Gallery of photographic stills released to promote the season.

References

  1. http://www.klru.org/schedule/episode/282011/


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