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Friday, 24 February 2012

Last set of Season Sixteen stories enter spoiler railway

The fourth and final week of new episodes in the 2012 Season of Thomas & Friends have been detailed on digiguide's British television schedule.

With spoilers ready to tease viewers, some surprises are on the way to conclude the Sharon Miller and Nitrogen Studios era of the series.

Spencer is to make a return in the first two shows of the week whilst Peter Sam and The Thin Controller are due to make a comeback in just one episode. The Narrow Gauge Engines in all are unknown for this participation.

Already poised for his Blue Mountain Mystery involvement alongside the little engines is new character and vehicle Winston in a birthday themed story for The Fat Controller.

Speculation has been proven correctly with the name of Stafford now confirmed to be an engine, in a different type of locomotive style.

However, The Christmas Express has been omitted from the schedule where after the series finishes, will repeat the new episodes from the start. The seasonal themed tale would have aired after Stafford's introduction.
Whiff's Wish

Whiff wishes he was as grand as Spencer. But a decision not to pick up rubbish trucks but help Emily and Edward instead leads to a collision with Percy!

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Monday March 12th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Welcome Stafford

Stafford, the new electric shunting engine, arrives on Sodor. Spencer shows him round, but ignores a warning that Stafford's batteries could run out.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Tuesday March 13th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Don't Bother Victor!

The Thin Controller is off to a meeting and leaves Peter Sam in charge of the narrow gauge railway for the very first time.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Wednesday March 14th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Happy Birthday, Sir!

Thomas and Winston, the new track inspection vehicle, restore an open-top carriage for the Fat Controller's birthday.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Thursday March 15th 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 continues its run in Australia on ABC2 on Saturday February 25th 2012 at 2:55pm with the episode, Percy and the Calliope.

Channel 5 in the UK airs the next episode on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 27th 2012 at 7:35am with Flash Bang Wallop.

For a full list of the scheduling, visit the Dieselworks Turntable Roundhouse on the right hand sidebar for more details.


  1. The last two sound great. Shame about the festive episode being omitted.

  2. It's great to hear an electric engine will finally be introduced into the TV sries, maybe they'll use the same prototypes as Peel Godred Engines. Happy Birthday, Sir! sounds a little bit like Thomas and Victoria, don't you agree, but lets not have our hopes too high on it, but it is like when they rewrote Henry Sees Red as Tickeled Pink, it would be a great one to see the last of Nitrogen's animation in.

  3. An electric engine on Sodor? Hmm, sounds great. It seems ABC went through the same thing with 'The Christmas Express', looks like they're repeating 'Express Coming Through' on March 4th. Still, it's going to be great to see Winston, Peter Sam and the Thin Controller again in full CGI and with their new voices.

  4. So the Skarloey Railway is in this season! Nice that Peter Sam has his own episode, and we'll get to see Wintston, but I really don't think we need another character...wonder if wooden railway will make him through

  5. will the episode, the christmas episode still exist or would it be the 2nd episode after the missing coach, as cancelled episode.

    1. I think it may be airing closer to Christmas, but don't take my word for it

  6. Don't bother victor sounds like a re-hash of the green controller. An an un-canny colour similarity of the main engines of those two episodes! I will watch it because of the narrow gauge engines Tho!!!

  7. This last week sounds the best to me as Whiff gets a main role and he is one of my favourites so is Peter Sam and I would love to see him and Victor together and have acted it out with wooden toy engines, also wonder if Winston is reference to John Lennon (as Ringo voiced Thomas) and Winston was Lennon's middle name. Stafford sounds cool and different but why is Spencer A VISITOR showing a new engine around? 93DOL youtube

  8. Oh why can't they show the narrow gauge engines to us now, we're all dying to see them