A Better View for James is an upcoming episode

Plot

James wants to show that he needs a better view.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben 
  • Harvey
  • Stanley
  • Whiff
  • Scruff
  • Porter
  • Salty
  • Philip
  • Victor
  • Troublesome Trucks
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Oliver (The Pack)
  • Harold
  • Butch
  • Kevin
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Stephen Hatt
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Some Workmen
  • The Mayor of Sodor
  • Thomas (does not speak outside narration)
  • Rocky (does not speak)
  • Henry (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Oliver (cameo)
  • Emily (cameo)
  • Belle (cameo)
  • Flynn (cameo)
  • Toad (cameo)
  • Max and Monty (cameo)
  • Rosie (stock footage cameo)
  • Merlin (mentioned)

Cast

UK and AUS

  • Keith Wickham as Edward, Gordon, Whiff, Salty, Harold and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter and Jack
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill and Philip
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver the Excavator
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Stanley, Scruff, Butch and Kevin
  • Teresa Gallagher as Stephen Hatt and Bridget Hatt
  • David Bedella as Victor and The Mayor of Sodor

US and CAN

  • William Hope as Edward and Whiff
  • Kerry Shale as Scruff, Kevin and Harold
  • Keith Wickham as Gordon,Salty and Sir Topham Hatt
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Porter and Butch
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill and Philip
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben and Scruff
  • Chris Hardwick as Stanley
  • David Menkin as Jack
  • Nathan Clarke as Alfie
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver the Excavator
  • Teresa Gallagher as Stephen Hatt and Bridget Hatt
  • David Bedella as Victor and The Mayor of Sodor

Trivia

  • Stanley sounds like Otis from Back at the Barnyard.
  • Stock footage and references from The Fastest Red Engine on Sodor is used, but James uses his S23 details throughout stock footage.
  • This is the only episode where Chris Hardwick voices Stanley in the US.
  • This episode marked the first of many things:
    • Jack, Alfie, Oliver, Max and Monty's first appearances since the twenty-third series episode, Deep Trouble.
    • Flynn and Butch's first appearances and Porter's first speaking role since the twenty-third series episode, Steam Team to the Rescue.
    • Butch's first speaking role since the nineteenth series episode, The Other Side of the Mountain.
    • Stanley's first speaking role since the twenty-third series episode, Diesel Glows Away.
    • Scruff's first speaking role since The Great Race.
    • Whiff and Scruff's first appearances since the twenty-second series episode, The Case of the Puzzling Parts.
    • Merlin's first mention since the twenty-second series episode, Seeing is Believing.
    • Kevin's first appearance since the twenty-third series episode, Gordon Gets the Giggles.
    • Duck's first speaking role since the twenty-third series episode, Panicky Percy.
    • Toad's first appearance in an episode since the twentieth series episode, Skiff and the Mermaid and his first appearance since Journey Beyond Sodor.
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