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Friday, 4 October 2013

'Away from the Sea' and 'Thomas' Shortcut' in Series 17

Another two episodes from the 17th Series have been revealed online by ABC Television.

Just a day after it was announced that No More Mr. Nice Engine was to be an episode, sometime after a book 2014 tie-in was due, Salty will receive his own story alongside new character, Porter.
The newbie who was revealed this week by the Thomas & Friends Japanese website blog, is now confirmed make his season debut in Away from the Sea, to be broadcast on Australia's ABC2 on October 18th.

The description reads; When Salty the Dockside Diesel develops engine trouble, he worries he will be sent away from the docks.

And when a new steam engine Porter arrives to help out, Salty becomes convinced that Porter has been sent to replace him.

A day later on October 19th, Thomas' Shortcut brings Thomas and Bertie to the forefront for their latest race since Season Seven's Three Cheers for Thomas.

Thomas and Bertie love racing, but Thomas gets annoyed when Bertie starts winning all the time. When Thomas discovers Bertie's been re-routed and takes a shortcut now, he decides to try to take a shortcut too.

Two more episode titles are to be unveiled in the coming days, bringing the 2013 series to 26 stories.

Series 17 of Thomas & Friends marks its Australian premiere on October 9th on ABC2 at 8am, with the episode Steamie Stafford.

Thanks to SteamTeam for the alert.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, cool! Guess we'll be meeting Porter sooner than expected! ^^