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The Great Little Railway Show is an episode from Series 24.

Plot

When a Railway Show for little engines comes to Sodor, an overly excited Percy finally sees his chance to shine. When Sir Robert Norramby hosts a Great Railway Show at Knapford. Sir Handel wants to prove he is the best little engine around.

Characters

Main Cast

Additional Cast

Cast

UK

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon and Henry
  • Rob Rackstraw as James, Owen, Fergus Duncan and the Thin Clergyman
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rasmus Hardiker as Bill and Philip
  • Matt Wilkinson as Ben, Rusty and Merrick
  • Keith Wickham as Harvey, Skarloey, Sir Handel, Bert, Bertie, Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Percival
  • Steven Kynman as Duck, Ryan and Peter Sam
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel
  • Mike Grady as Sir Robert Norramby
  • Joe Mills as Oliver (uncredited)
  • Miranda Raison as Millie (uncredited)
  • Tom Stourton as Rex (uncredited)
  • Tim Whitnall as Mike (uncredited)

Trivia

  • Emily and Rebecca are the only members of the main cast to not appear in this episode.
  • References to the episodes Special Funnel, Steam Roller and Trusty Rusty are made.
  • Percy's fantasy sequence is based on the Meet the Contenders videos from The Great Race.
  • This episode marks the first of many things for these characters:
    • Oliver:
      • His first appearance since Big World! Big Adventures!.
      • His first appearance and speaking role in an episode since the twentieth series episode, Skiff and the Mermaid.
    • Ryan:
      • His first speaking role since the twenty-first series episode, Daisy's Perfect Christmas.
    • Sir Handel:
      • His first speaking role since the twentieth series episode, Engine of the Future.
    • Rusty:
      • His first appearance since Journey Beyond Sodor
      • His first appearance in an episode and speaking role since the eighteenth series episode, Duncan the Humbug.
    • Bert:
      • His first appearance since Journey Beyond Sodor.
      • His first appearance in an episode and speaking role since the twenty-first episode, Daisy's Perfect Christmas.
    • Rex:
      • His first appearance since Journey Beyond Sodor
      • His first appearance in an episode and speaking role since the twenty-first episode, Daisy's Perfect Christmas.
    • Mike:
      • His first appearance since Journey Beyond Sodor
      • His first appearance in an episode since the twenty-first episode, Daisy's Perfect Christmas.
      • His first speaking role since The Great Race.
      • His first speaking role in an episode since the twentieth series episode, Useful Railway.
    • Merrick:
      • His first speaking role since the seventeenth series episode, Luke's New Friend.
      • The first time he is referred to by name since the seventeenth series episode, Gone Fishing.
    • Fergus Duncan:
      • His first appearance since Big World! Big Adventures!
      • His first appearance in an episode since the twenty-first series episode, Philip's Number.
      • His first speaking role since the twentieth series episode, Useful Railway.
    • The Thin Clergyman:
      • His first speaking role since Big World! Big Adventures!
      • His first speaking role since the twenty-first series episode, Confused Coaches.
    • Mr. Percival:
      • His first appearance since Big World! Big Adventures!
      • His first appearance in an episode since the twentieth series episode, Engine of the Future.
  • Apart from cheering, Duck, Oliver, Ryan, Harvey, Millie, Rex and Mike have no dialogue in this episode.
  • This episode marks Duck, Ryan, Skarloey and Rex's only speaking roles and Oliver, Bill, Ben, Paxton, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Rusty, Bert, Mike, Merrick, Owen and Fergus Duncan's only appearances in the twenty-fourth series
  • This episode marks Oliver, Bill, Ben, Paxton, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Rusty, Mike, Bert, Merrick, Owen and Fergus Duncan's last appearances in the Jam Filled Toronto series.

Goofs 

  • Several characters and cast members were not credited in the UK and US end credits:
    • Joe Mills is not credited for voicing Oliver.
    • Miranda Raison is not credited for voicing Millie.
    • Tom Stourton is not credited for voicing Rex.
    • Tim Whitnall is not credited for voicing Mike.
    • Duck and Ryan are not listed with Steven Kynman's characters.
    • Harvey is not listed with Keith Wickham's characters.
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