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Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends - Series 18 DVD.jpg
Official cover art for the series 18 DVD
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Release
Original network Channel 5
Original release 25 August 2014 (2014-08-25) – 29 July 2015 (2015-07-29)
List of Thomas & Friends episodes

Thomas & Friends is a children's television series about the engines and other characters working on the railways of the Island of Sodor, and is based on The Railway Series books written by the Reverend W. Awdry.

This article lists and details episodes from series 18 of the show, which first began broadcasting from 2014. Some episodes in this series have two titles: the original titles are indicated in bold, with the American-adapted titles underneath. This series is narrated by Mark Moraghan for the United Kingdom and United States audiences.

In April 2014, five episodes (Thomas the Quarry Engine, Not So Slow Coaches, Flatbeds of Fear, Disappearing Diesels, and Toad's Adventure) were released exclusively on the DVD "Trouble on the Tracks".

In October of the same year, a new DVD ("The Christmas Engines") was released in the U.S. on 28 October 2014. It contains the five episodes The Perfect Gift, Duncan the Humbug, Last Train for Christmas, Duck in the Water and Long Lost Friend.

In January 2015, another DVD (Dinos and Discoveries) (containing six more episodes) was released, before their official broadcast from 27 to 31 July (six months later).

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
UK title (top)
Main title (middle)
US title (bottom)
Directed by Written by Original air date TV Order
415 1 "Old Reliable Edward" ʁ David Stoten Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 25 August 2014 (2014-08-25) ʁ ʁ 1101a
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416 2 "Not So Slow Coaches" ʁ David Stoten Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson ʁ ʁ 25 August 2014 (2014-08-25) ʁ ʁ 1101b
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417 3 "Flatbeds of Fear" ʁ David Stoten Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson ʁ ʁ 26 August 2014 (2014-08-26) ʁ ʁ 1102a
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418 4 "Disappearing Diesels" ʁ David Stoten Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 26 August 2014 (2014-08-26) ʁ ʁ 1102b
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419 5 "Signals Crossed" ʁ David Stoten Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 27 August 2014 (2014-08-27) ʁ ʁ 1103a
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420 6 "Toad's Adventure" ʁ David Stoten Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 27 August 2014 (2014-08-27) ʁ ʁ 1103b
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421 7 "Duck in the Water" ʁ David Stoten Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 28 August 2014 (2014-08-28) ʁ ʁ 1104a
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422 8 "Duck & the Slip Coaches" ʁ David Stoten Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 28 August 2014 (2014-08-28) ʁ ʁ 1104b
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423 9 "Thomas the Quarry Engine" ʁ David Stoten Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 29 August 2014 (2014-08-29) ʁ ʁ 1105a
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424 10 "Thomas & the Emergency Cable" ʁ David Stoten Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 29 August 2014 (2014-08-29) ʁ ʁ 1105b
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425 11 "Duncan & the Grumpy Passenger" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 1 September 2014 (2014-09-01) ʁ ʁ 1106a
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426 12 "Marion & the Pipe" ʁ Don Spencer Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 1 September 2014 (2014-09-01) ʁ ʁ 1106b
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427 13 "Missing Gator" ʁ Don Spencer Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 2 September 2014 (2014-09-02) ʁ ʁ 1107a
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428 14 "No Steam Without Coal" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 2 September 2014 (2014-09-02) ʁ ʁ 1107b
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429 15 "Spencer's VIP" ʁ Don Spencer Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 3 September 2014 (2014-09-03) ʁ ʁ 1108a
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430 16 "Toad's Bright Idea" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 3 September 2014 (2014-09-03) ʁ ʁ 1108b
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431 17 "Long Lost Friend" ʁ Don Spencer Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) ʁ ʁ 1109a
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432 18 "Last Train for Christmas" ʁ Don Spencer Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) ʁ ʁ 1109b
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433 19 "Duncan the Humbug" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 24 December 2014 (2014-12-24) ʁ ʁ 1110a
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434 20 "The Perfect Gift" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 24 December 2014 (2014-12-24) ʁ ʁ 1110b
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435 21 "Emily Saves the World" ʁ Don Spencer Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson ʁ ʁ 27 July 2015 (2015-07-27) ʁ ʁ 1111a
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436 22 "Timothy & the Rainbow Truck"
"Timothy & the Rainbow Car"
ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 27 July 2015 (2015-07-27) ʁ ʁ 1111b
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437 23 "Marion & the Dinosaurs" ʁ Don Spencer Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 28 July 2015 (2015-07-28) ʁ ʁ 1112a
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438 24 "Samson at Your Service" ʁ Don Spencer Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 28 July 2015 (2015-07-28) ʁ ʁ 1112b
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439 25 "Samson Sent for Scrap" ʁ Don Spencer Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler ʁ ʁ 29 July 2015 (2015-07-29) ʁ ʁ 1113a
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440 26 "Millie & the Volcano" ʁ Don Spencer Andrew Brenner ʁ ʁ 29 July 2015 (2015-07-29) ʁ ʁ 1113b
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Voices

Joe Mills (Oliver and Toad), Tom Stourton (Duncan), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Henrietta) and Robert Wilfort (Samson) joined the cast, along with Tim Whitnall (Timothy and Reg), Olivia Colman (Marion) and Clive Mantle (Gator) (from that season's special) officially.

Actor/Actress Region Role(s)
Mark Moraghan UK/US Narrator
Ben Small UK Thomas and Toby
UK Stanley and Charlie
UK Rheneas, Owen and the Troublesome Trucks
Keith Wickham UK Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, the Fat Controller, the Thin Controller, the Wellsworth Stationmaster, Some Workmen, the Fat Controller's Assistant, some passengers, Gator's Driver and The Steamworks Worker
UK/US Harvey, Salty, Den, Stafford, Skarloey, Bertie, Captain, Dowager Hatt, Thomas' Guard, Bill and Ben's Drivers, The Grumpy Passenger, Some Passengers, Father Christmas, The Groundsman, The Postman and the Bird Watcher
Kerry Shale UK Diesel
US Henry, Gordon, James, Sir Topham Hatt
AUS Mr. Percival/The Thin Controller (Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger only)
NZ
Teresa Gallagher UK Emily and The Blond-haired Boy
UK/US Mavis, Annie, Clarabel, The Teacher (The Perfect Gift only), The Lady with the Big Hat, Station Speakers, Some Passengers and Some Children
Matt Wilkinson UK Spencer, Stanley, Charlie, Scruff, Rocky, Cranky, The Dock Manager and the Man with the Hat
UK/US Rusty and Some Workmen
David Menkin US Porter
Steven Kynman UK
UK/US Duck, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam and A Slip Coach
Jonathan Broadbent UK/US Bill, Ben and a Slip Coach
Jonathan Forbes Connor
Rebecca O'Mara Caitlin and a Second Slip Coach
Tom Stourton Duncan
Olivia Colman Marion
Clive Mantle Gator
Robert Wilfort Samson
Miranda Raison Millie
Bob Golding Stephen
Tim Whitnall Timothy, Reg and The Deputy Minister