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Friday, 10 February 2012

Second week of Sixteenth Series episodes elaborated

digiguide have refreshed their online schedule which now shows the summaries for the second week of Season Sixteen, especially for Britain.

At least one title has been mistakenly altered which appears to be the Bust My Buffers episode. The edit on digiguide refers to it be called Bust My Bumpers.
Flash Bang Wallop!
A photographer arrives on the Island of Sodor to take photographs for a book.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Monday February 27th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Thomas and the Rubbish Train

It's Thomas's turn to work with Whiff the Rubbish Engine, but how can he freshen up later to take the Duchess of Boxford to tea?

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Tuesday February 28th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Thomas Toots the Crows

When Farmer McColl has to send his scarecrow away for mending, how can he stop the birds eating all the seed he has planted in his fields?

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Wednesday February 29th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Bust My Buffers

When Gordon the grand engine's buffer falls off, he is horrified to be offered a yellow-and-black diesel one while his own is mended.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Thursday March 1st 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Percy and the Calliope

When Percy and Diesel are asked to take an old musical steam organ to the smelter's yard, Percy tries to save it by making it work again.

Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Friday March 2nd 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.


  1. The best thing out of these episodes appears to be the return of the Smelter's Yard! :) Bust my Buffers seems okay. Too early to tell though :P

  2. ...I'm dreading it already. The titles sound bad, and the episode descriptions don't sound any better. I suppose I'll give them a chance. But I wouldn't be surprised if this was worse than Series 15...

    1. This won't be worse than Series 15 I'm sure. though we've got to give it a chance. You never know it might not have so much repetion and rhymes in them (thank goodness).

    2. Just enjoy the episodes. my son loves the rhymes :)

    3. ...Sharon Miller and the rest of the writing team will be the same, you know...

    4. @Anonymous, how can the episodes be enojoied when they are flat out terrible - there full of brain-melting rhyimg, unrealistc trains (up, up and away comes to mind), forced writing, and bad morals, totally inaporiate for kids? (kevin the steamie clearly tells kids 'go play in dangerous areas'

  3. Flash Bang Wallop! - sounds like a rewrite of Percy and the Painter
    Thomas and the Rubbish Train - sounds horrible
    Thomas Toots the Crows - Worse than i thought
    Bust My Buffers - a rewrite of Slippy Sodor
    Percy and the Calliope - The Smelters Yard returns, sounds moderlty ok, but two engines taking a musical inturment?

  4. The only episode I dread are these:

    Thomas and The Rubbish Train - OK? Almost sound like 'Thomas and The Stinky Cheese' to me.

    Thomas Toots The Crows - Pfft, sounds bad.

    Bust My Buffers - Seems OK.

    Percy and The Calliope - Seems OK, the smelters returning for the first time since Season 12, hope they show that anyway and the Calliope sounds good. For those people who don't know what it is it is a musical instrument that plays some music through steam, it's all on Wikipedia.

    It seems to be an OK season, in my views, but not the best season of all time. I'm awaiting for the changes though. If there are no NG engines in the third week, well then, just have to wait for Blue Mountain Mystery to come out.

    1. The first two are the only ones I dread.

  5. I suspect that "Bust my Bumpers" is the American title.

  6. CharlieTheFunEngine1411 February 2012 at 07:12

    Can a buffer really just "fall off"?

    1. With the farcical writing for the CGI series, anything's possible...

  7. If the narrow guage engines are in week 3 and the episodes are at the very least tolerable then this season for me will be better than season 15 purely because it'll be something visually new. At least some episodes show potential. No matter how this season turns out I am determined to not get ticked off at it only because of the changes coming next year, I think I can put up with this writing one last time.

  8. I like them all and am Thinking could Trevor be used in Percy and the Calliope and why would the Fat COntroller want to scrap a STEAM organ? Diesel I could understand, I wonder if Narrow Gauge Engines will be in FLash bang Wallop and in bust my buffers do they mean yellow and black buffer beams? Also it sounds unessecary Gordon's buffers be mended and then put back on, And Now we are in CGI Period could Whiff, Percy, Gordon etc interact with narrow gauge engines?