The official return date for the 17th Series on British television has been confirmed by Freeview.
The new run of episodes took on a mid-series break on Channel 5 milkshake! in June after a 10 episode stint. King of the Railway's cinema and DVD releases were indicated to be the cause for the move.
The Thomas & Friends UK facebook page subsequently confirmed details of the series' untimely return.
Continuing the new series is the Paxton fronted story, The Lost Puff, which is to air on the last day of September.
The summary reads; Thomas accidentally backs into Toby at the water tower and gets his
firebox wet, meaning that poor Thomas must wait for his firebox to dry
When Paxton overhears Toby saying that Thomas has lost his puff,
Paxton the diesel engine misunderstands and heads off across the Island
of Sodor to look for it!
Season 17 of Thomas & Friends continues on Channel 5 milkshake! in the UK on September 30th at 7:35am with the episode, The Lost Puff.