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Thomas & Friends (series 18) facts for kids
|Thomas & Friends|
Official cover art for the series 18 DVD
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original network||Channel 5|
|Original release||25 August 2014– 29 July 2015|
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).
|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||ʁ||ʁ||1101a|
|416||2||"Not So Slow Coaches"||ʁ||David Stoten||Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||25 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1101b|
|417||3||"Flatbeds of Fear"||ʁ||David Stoten||Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||26 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1102a|
|418||4||"Disappearing Diesels"||ʁ||David Stoten||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||26 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1102b|
|419||5||"Signals Crossed"||ʁ||David Stoten||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||27 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1103a|
|420||6||"Toad's Adventure"||ʁ||David Stoten||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||27 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1103b|
|421||7||"Duck in the Water"||ʁ||David Stoten||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||28 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1104a|
|422||8||"Duck & the Slip Coaches"||ʁ||David Stoten||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||28 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1104b|
|423||9||"Thomas the Quarry Engine"||ʁ||David Stoten||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||29 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1105a|
|424||10||"Thomas & the Emergency Cable"||ʁ||David Stoten||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||29 August 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1105b|
|425||11||"Duncan & the Grumpy Passenger"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||1 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1106a|
|426||12||"Marion & the Pipe"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||1 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1106b|
|427||13||"Missing Gator"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||2 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1107a|
|428||14||"No Steam Without Coal"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||2 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1107b|
|429||15||"Spencer's VIP"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||3 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1108a|
|430||16||"Toad's Bright Idea"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||3 September 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1108b|
|431||17||"Long Lost Friend"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||23 December 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1109a|
|432||18||"Last Train for Christmas"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||23 December 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1109b|
|433||19||"Duncan the Humbug"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||24 December 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1110a|
|434||20||"The Perfect Gift"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||24 December 2014||ʁ||ʁ||1110b|
|435||21||"Emily Saves the World"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||27 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1111a|
|436||22||"Timothy & the Rainbow Truck"
"Timothy & the Rainbow Car"
|ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||27 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1111b|
|437||23||"Marion & the Dinosaurs"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||28 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1112a|
|438||24||"Samson at Your Service"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Davey Moore||ʁ||ʁ||28 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1112b|
|439||25||"Samson Sent for Scrap"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler||ʁ||ʁ||29 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1113a|
|440||26||"Millie & the Volcano"||ʁ||Don Spencer||Andrew Brenner||ʁ||ʁ||29 July 2015||ʁ||ʁ||1113b|
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.
|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|
|US||Henry, Gordon, James, Sir Topham Hatt|
|AUS||Mr. Percival/The Thin Controller (Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger only)|
|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|
|UK/US||Duck, Dart, Paxton, Peter Sam and A Slip Coach|
|Jonathan Broadbent||UK/US||Bill, Ben and a Slip Coach|
|Rebecca O'Mara||Caitlin and a Second Slip Coach|
|Tim Whitnall||Timothy, Reg and The Deputy Minister|