More appearances from certain characters are revealed in the elaborated summaries whilst plot elements also contribute.
Race to the Rescue
It's Flynn the Fire Engine's first day out on the road. He has had his wheels fixed by Victor. Now Flynn can roll on the roads as well as the tracks! But Flynn isn't happy.
His road wheels are wobbling and Charlie is laughing at him! Then, Rocky tells Flynn that the Fat Controller's shed is on fire. It's an emergency and Flynn must get there as soon as possible!
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Monday February 20th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Ol' Wheezy Wobbles
It's a bad day on Misty Island. Ol' Wheezy has stopped working! The Logging Locos don't know what to do and that makes them sad. Thomas is sure he can help.
His friends Den and Dart at the Dieselworks will fix Ol' Wheezy easily! But Dart can't fix him and neither can Den, so Thomas tries to fix Ol' Wheezy himself!
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Tuesday February 21st 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Express Coming Through
It's a big day on Sodor! The Fat Controller's mother, Dowager Hatt, is having a party and she has invited some very important visitors.
The Fat Controller wants them to go on a tour of Sodor before returning to Knapford Station for the party. Gordon isn't free, so Thomas jumps at the chance of such a special occasion. He will take the visitors on the tour!
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Wednesday February 22nd 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Percy and the Monster of Brendam
On the island of Sodor, the fog is beginning to swirl into Brendam Docks. Percy is there, waiting for cargo and listening to one of Salty's tales!
It's about the Monster of Brendam, who is tall like a tower. The Monster is said to come out when the fog rolls in. Percy is wide-eyed but Cranky scoffs.
Percy sets off to find the Monster and prove Cranky wrong! Percy invites his friends Edward, Henry and Toby to join him on the hunt.
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Thursday February 23rd 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Ho Ho Ho Snowman
The snow is lying thick on the ground in Sodor and Henry really doesn't like it! He puffs slowly along, grumbling and groaning, right past Charlie who is shunting trucks.
Charlie loves the snow and decides to show Henry that snow really can be fun! He hides behind a huge snowman and as Henry rumbles past, Charlie pretends to be the snowman telling a joke!
Henry stops, amazed and terrified! A talking snowman! And a snowman talking to him!
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Friday February 24th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends starts airing in Australia on ABC2 starting from Thursday February 16th 2012 at 2:55pm, everyday of the week.
Channel 5 in the UK will show the new series on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 20th 2012 at 7:35am five days a week, excluding the weekend. Further episodes are due to be clarified in the schedules.
Thanks to Christopher for the alert.