The sixth series of Thomas & Friends overall of the television series. also the sixth part of
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|Stepney Returns||Stephen Patton||N / A||#01|
|Stepney Along With Some New Engines finally comes back to Sodor, and Sir Topham Hatt host a welcome home party for him.|
|Impatient Duncan||Stephen Patton||N / A||#02|
|Duncan had become impatient towards the engines. Then something happened to him that made him wish he hadn't.|
|A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter||Stephen Patton||N / A||#03|
|When Percy reaches a broken signal, Harold comes to take his mail onwards - with disastrous results.|
|Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry
Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Truck
|Stephen Patton||N / A||#04|
|Thomas is hauling a heavy special when his siderods fall off near an old shed. Inside, his crew discovers a disused vintage quarry truck named Elizabeth.|
|The Fogman *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#05|
|Cyril, a fogman, puts detonators on the tracks to warn engines of oncoming mist. Sir Topham Hatt replaces him with a fog horn, which turns out to be more trouble than it is worth.|
|Jack Jumps In||Stephen Patton||N / A||#06|
|Jack the front loader is eager to be really useful but foolishly tries to take a load of rocks up a hill himself, leading to disaster.|
|A Friend in Need *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#07|
|Ned the steam shovel knocks the keystone out of a bridge. It begins to fall as Thomas approaches it, so Jack tries to hold it up with his bucket.|
|Max-imum Overdrive *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#08|
|Buster the Steamroller gets pushed by Max down the road.|
|Thomas, Stepney & the Snowplough *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#09|
|When Stepney is excited for his first winter season, will Thomas's selfish behavior cause his friend to be left out in the cold?|
|Twin Trouble *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#10|
|Donald and Douglas crash into Trevor's cart and blame the other for the accident. They become so heated that they refuse to work together.|
|The World's Strongest Engine||Stephen Patton||N / A||#11|
|Bear has an unfortunate accident, leading to D261 returning to the railway. D261 is insistent on proving that he is the strongest engine in the world, much to the trucks' amusement.|
|Scaredy Engines||Stephen Patton||N / A||#12|
|Halloween rolls around and Thomas, Percy and Duck are sent to the Smelters to collect a special load, where Thomas teases Percy when he gets scared.|
|Percy and the Haunted Mine||Stephen Patton||N / A||#13|
|While collecting some freight cars, Percy is spooked by a mine that sinks into the ground. Donald and Douglas make him even more frightened when they proclaim it is the naughty gnomes.|
|Middle Engine *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#14|
|'Arry and Bert play a trick on Percy by shunting cars in front of him. Henry accidentally bumps him onto the coal tipper, so James takes over.|
|James and the Red Balloon||Stephen Patton||N / A||#15|
|James and his Slip Coaches become scared a hot air balloon will steal their passengers.|
|Jack Frost||Stephen Patton||N / A||#16|
|Thomas warns Mavis of Jack Frost. Toby is dismissive, but Percy becomes worried. While spending the night in a siding, snow and ice pile around him, and Toby mistakes her for Jack Frost.|
|Smudger Sees Red *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#17|
|Smudger is forced to make a run incomplete of his repaint. Duncan thinks it's funny|
|Percy's Chocolate Crunch||Stephen Patton||N / A||#18|
|Percy gets cross that he has all the dirty jobs. He desperately tries to not get dirty but has an unfortunate run-in with a chocolate factory.|
|Buffer Bother *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#19|
|Ben needs new buffers and Bill becomes jealous. This makes him careless and he ends up damaging his own buffers.|
|Toby Had a Little Lamb *||Stephen Patton||N / A||#20|
|During a snowstorm, Toby is flagged down by Farmer McColl, whose sheep are due to give birth and urgently need a vet.|
|Thomas, Percy and the Squeak||Stephen Patton||N / A||#21|
|The famous singer Allicia Botti is coming for a concert and Thomas is chosen to take her. Along the way, Thomas and his crew hear a consistent squeak but think nothing of it, until they discover what it really is.|
|Edward the Very Useful Engine||Stephen Patton||N / A||#22|
|The big engines believe Edward should be retired but he proves himself useful when both Derek and Gordon need help.|
|Thomas the Jet Engine||Stephen Patton||N / A||#23|
|Thomas is given the job of taking a jet engine to Dryaw, but Cranky carelessly turns it on.|
|Dunkin' Duncan||Stephen Patton||N / A||#24|
|Skarloey, Rheneas and Rusty are sent to work with Duncan at the quarry. Duncan gets too impatient at the incline and ends up falling into a muddy ditch.|
|Rusty Saves the Day||Stephen Patton||N / A||#25|
|Sir Topham Hatt closes Rheneas and Skarloey's line down and sends them to the quarry. But when the quarry will be blasting for two weeks, Rusty decides to use that time to repair the line.|
|Faulty Whistles||Stephen Patton||N / A||#26|
|Peter Sam's whistle has been knocked off by a branch. Duncan finds this funny and remarks that an engine is not one without a whistle, unaware his own whistle has become loose.|
|Duke The Proud Engine||Stephen Patton||N / A||#27|
|One of these things was Diesels, Duke didn't like the word and when he met Bear he liked him even less. But one day he sees them in a different light.|
|It's Only Snow||Stephen Patton||N / A||#28|
|Thomas is told to deliver a Christmas tree to the Mountain Village with Toby but becomes cross when he has to use his old snowplough.|
|Screenshot||Title||Composers||Original release date|
|James the Really Splendid Engine||Mike O'Donnell
|24 September 2002 (US; VHS/DVD)|
|Little Engines||Mike O'Donnell
|25 February 2003 (US; VHS/DVD)|
|Down by the Docks||Mike O'Donnell
|22 July 2003 (US; VHS/DVD)|
|Winter Wonderland||Mike O'Donnell
|7 October 2002 (UK; VHS/DVD)|
|Boo! Boo! Choo-Choo||Mike O'Donnell
|20 July 2004 (US; VHS/DVD)|
|Never, Never, Never Give Up||Mike O'Donnell
|23 December 2004 (CHN; DVD)|
- Thomas (LBSC Livery)
- Edward (FR Livery)
- Henry (Blue Livery)
- Gordon (LNER Livery)
- James (Black Livery)
- Donald and Douglas (RWS Livery)
- Bill and Ben
- 'Arry and Bert
- Peter Sam
- Ivo Hugh
- Basil, Rose and Harry
- Troublesome Trucks
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Stephen Hatt
- Bertie’s Driver
- Harold's Pilots
- Fergus Duncan
- The Thin Clergyman
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Aurora, Ariel and Anna (do not speak)
- Henrietta (does not speak)
- Rocky (does not speak)
- Terence (does not speak)
- Jem Cole (does not speak)
- Farmer Finney (does not speak)
- The Firelighter (does not speak)
- The Lighthouse Keeper (does not speak)
- The Railway Board (do not speak)
- Sam (cameo)
- Belle (cameo)
- Bertram (cameo)
- Pat (cameo)
- George (cameo)
- Butch (cameo)
- Alice and Mirabel (cameo)
- Isabel and Dulcie (cameo)
- Agnes, Ruth, Lucy, Jemima and Beatrice (cameo)
- Gertrude and Millicent (cameo)
- Tiger Moth (cameo)
- Big Mickey (cameo)
- Bridget Hatt (cameo)
- Dowager Hatt (cameo)
- Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
- Farmer Trotter (cameo)
- Refreshment Lady (cameo)
- Nancy (cameo)
- Tom Tipper (cameo)
- The Storyteller (cameo)
- Mr. Walsh (cameo)
- The Tailor (cameo)
- One of the stone-dropping boys (cameo)
- The Dryaw Policeman (cameo)
- One Member of the Elsbridge Cricket Club (cameo)
- Quarry Master (cameo)
- Anopha Quarry Manager (cameo)
- Bulgy (mentioned)
- The Horrid Lorries (faceless cameo)
- Percy's Ghost Engine (music video cameo)
- Rusty's Ghost Engine (music video cameo)
- Bulstrode (music video/deleted scene cameo)
- Father Christmas (music video cameo)
- The Barber (music video cameo)
- The Quarry-Master (music video cameo)
- The Portly Man (music video cameo)
- Boulder (music video cameo)
- Diesel 10 (dropped)
- Splatter and Dodge (dropped)
- City of Truro (scrap model cameo)
- Lorry 2 (scrap model cameo)
- Jenny Packard
- The Foreman
- Cyril the Fogman
- Allicia Botti
- The Smelter's Yard Manager
- Farmer McColl
- The Coaling Plant Manager
- The Vet
- Headmaster Hastings
- Edward's Ghost Engine (does not speak)
- The Fisherman (cameo)
- The Dockyard Manager (cameo)
- The Captain (cameo)
- Mr. Jolly (factory logo cameo; mentioned)
- This was the first series of several things:
- The first series filmed in 16:9 widescreen. However, most of the first six episodes were matted from full screen, but whenever they use Tidmouth Sheds, The Seaside Village, Tidmouth Beach and the church for locations, the scenes are filmed in widescreen.
⦁ Phil Fehrle's first series as producer.
⦁ Peter Urie's first series as executive producer.
⦁ The first series to have a writing team.
⦁ The first time Robin Kingsland, Paul Larson, Abi Grant, James Mason, Brian Trueman, Robyn Charteris and Jenny McDade wrote episodes for the series.
⦁ Abi Grant's first series as script editor.
⦁ The first series to feature me (Stephen Patton) as a director.
⦁ The first series not dubbed in German, Greek and Portuguese.
⦁ The first series to use a Proteus 3 and Virtuoso 2000 to compose the music.
⦁ The first series where Annie and Clarabel and Aurora, Ariel and Anya do not speak.
⦁ The first series to see incomplete episodic VHS releases in Australia.
⦁ The first series where Sir Topham Hatt says "confusion and delay," though the second to feature the phrase because the narrator and other characters said it in two fifth series episodes.
⦁ The first series where the narrator says, "Luckily, no one was hurt," a phrase that also becomes very iconic for the show.
⦁ Kate Buckland's first series as editor.
⦁ The last series to feature the old Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends logo in the intro.
⦁ Britt Allcroft's third and last series as executive producer. She would be a script consultant in the seventh series.
⦁ The second and last production filmed by Gullane Entertainment after Thomas and the Magic Railroad prior to its acquisition by HiT Entertainment in 2002.
⦁ This series had the most narrators in it out of all series to date.
⦁ From this series onwards, all stories were written by individuals on a writing staff.
⦁ On masters of episodes that feature the Gullane endboard, Britt Allcroft is credited as executive producer alongside Peter Urie. On masters that end with either the Nick Jr. UK or HiT Entertainment endboard, Britt Allcroft is not mentioned in the end credits at all.
⦁ This is the only series of several things:
⦁ The only model series to have more than one director.
⦁ The only series in which Thomas does not speak in the premiere (not counting Jack and the Sodor Construction Company), as well as the only series in which Thomas does not appear in the finale.
⦁ The only series to have Jonathan Trueman, Phil Fehrle and Ross Hastings as part of the writing team (also not counting Jack and the Sodor Construction Company).
⦁ The only time Simon Nicholson wrote episodes for the series until the tenth series.
⦁ The only series (currently) to air on Kabillion.