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Thomas & Friends
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 20 (+3 half-hour specials)
Original network Channel 5
Original release 2 September 2019 (2019-09-02) – 15 May 2020 (2020-05-15)
List of Thomas & Friends episodes

The 23rd series of the children's television show Thomas & Friends began airing on 2 September 2019 in the UK, and first aired on 18 May 2019 in the US. It consisted of 20 11-minute episodes as well as three 20-minute specials. It was the last season to air on Nick Junior in the US, with 2 specials aired.

Voice Cast

  • John Hasler as Thomas (UK)
  • Joseph May as Thomas (US)
  • Federico Trujillo as Raul, a Batucada Musician, and a Brazilian Workman
  • Monica Lopera as Gabriela
  • Laura Cucurullo as Cassia and a Batucata Musician
  • Francisco Labbe as Gustavo and a Batucata Musician
  • Gabriel Porras as Emerson and Fernando
  • Keith Wickham as Gordon (UK), Edward (UK), Henry (UK), Glynn, Den, Norman, Harold (UK), Bertie, Skarloey, Sir Topham Hatt, the Bird Watcher, the Grumpy Passenger, Passenger, the Great Railway Show Judge, a Child (US/UK), Some Children (UK), some Passengers, and some Workman
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon (US), Henry (US), Diesel (UK/US), Harold (US), Kevin (US), Max (US), and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Teresa Gallagher as Emily (UK), Annie and Clarabel, Belle, The Lady in Yellow Dress and Hat, The Teacher, Albert's Wife, The Lady in Blue Dress, Some Children, School Girl with two curly ponytails, The Ginger Haired Boy, Brenda, and The Sodor Rangers (US/UK)
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily (US), Some Children (US), and Caitlin (UK/US)
  • William Hope as Edward (US) and Toby (US)
  • Rob Rackstraw as James (UK/US), Toby (UK), Stanley, Owen, the Man with Green Waistcoat and Grey Hair, The Crown Thief 2 (US/UK), a Passenger (UK/US), Monty (US), and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Glenn Wrage as Cranky (US)
  • David Bedella as Victor (UK/US)
  • Ian McCue as The Crown Thief 1 (UK/US)
  • Tim Bain as Aiden, Madeleine's Father (UK/US), some Passengers (US/UK), and some Workmen (UK/US)
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy (US), a Passenger, and the Troublesome Trucks
  • Tina Desai as Ashima and The Indian Fashion Designer (UK/US)
  • Steve Kynman as Duck, Paxton, Dart, Peter Sam, and a Child (US)
  • Nigel Pilkington as Percy (UK)
  • Tom Stourton as Terence and Alfie
  • Colin McFarlane as Bulgy
  • Bob Golding as Sidney
  • Tim Whitnall as Oliver and Monty (UK)
  • Miranda Raison as Millie
  • Shane Jacobson as Shane
  • Sheena Bhattessa as Noor Jehan and Charubala
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as Shankar
  • Chipo Chung as Hong-Mei
  • Genevieve McCarthy as Aubrey
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Harriet Kershaw as Jenny Packard and Darcy
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Matt Wilkinson as Cranky (UK), Kevin (UK) and a Workman
  • David Menkin as Jack (US) and Porter (US)
  • Siu-see Hung as An An and the Chinese Women
  • Windson Liong as Yin-Long and the Chinese Men
  • Dan Li as Yong Bao
  • Nikhil Parnar as Rajiv, the Indian Friendly Stationmaster, the Indian Grumpy Stationmaster, and the Indian Troublesome Trucks
  • Flaminia Cinque as Ester and Dam Bella
  • Anna Francolini as Gina, some Italian Children, and some Italian Passengers
  • Montserrat Lombard as Mia and some Italian Passengers
  • Antonio Magro as Stefano, the Italian Stationmaster, and some Italian Workmen
  • Vincenzo Nicoli as Lorenzo, Beppe, An Italian Workman, and some Italian Passengers


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date TV Order
539 1 "Free the Roads" ʁ Dianna Basso Michael White ʁ ʁ 2 September 2019 (2019-09-02) ʁ ʁ 50a
Bulgy wishes for buses to take the passengers instead of a train and gets his wish after accidentally tainting a water tower with soil. But after Thomas and the other friends get ill, Bulgy soon learns that he and Bertie need a lot more help to handle the work.
540 2 "Crowning Around" ʁ Dianna Basso Camille Uncan and Rose Johnson ʁ ʁ 3 September 2019 (2019-09-03) ʁ ʁ 50b
541 3 "Chucklesome Trucks" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 4 September 2019 (2019-09-04) ʁ ʁ 51a
542 4 "The Other Big Engine" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 5 September 2019 (2019-09-05) ʁ ʁ 51b
543 5 "Heart of Gold" ʁ Dianna Basso Michael White ʁ ʁ 6 September 2019 (2019-09-06) ʁ ʁ 52a
544 6 "Batucada" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 9 September 2019 (2019-09-09) ʁ ʁ 52b
545 7 "Gordon Gets the Giggles" ʁ Dianna Basso Becky Overton ʁ ʁ 10 September 2019 (2019-09-10) ʁ ʁ 53a
546 8 "Thomas Makes a Mistake" ʁ Dianna Basso Camille Uncan and Rose Johnson ʁ ʁ 11 September 2019 (2019-09-11) ʁ ʁ 53b
547 9 "Diesel Do Right" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 12 September 2019 (2019-09-12) ʁ ʁ 54a
548 10 "Grudge Match" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 13 September 2019 (2019-09-13) ʁ ʁ 54b
549 11 "Steam Team to the Rescue" ʁ Joey So Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 19 October 2019 (2019-10-19) ʁ ʁ 55
550 12 "Panicky Percy" ʁ Dianna Basso Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson ʁ ʁ 16 December 2019 (2019-12-16) ʁ ʁ 56a
551 13 "Laid Back Shane" ʁ Dianna Basso Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson ʁ ʁ 4 May 2020 (2020-05-04) ʁ ʁ 56b
552 14 "All Tracks Lead to Rome" ʁ Joey So and Dianna Basso Becky Overton ʁ ʁ 21 September 2019 (2019-09-21) ʁ ʁ 57
553 15 "Mines of Mystery" ʁ Joey So Becky_Overton ʁ ʁ 28 September 2019 (2019-09-28) ʁ ʁ 58
554 16 "Rangers on the Rails" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 5 May 2020 (2020-05-05) ʁ ʁ 59a
555 17 "Wish You Were Here" ʁ Dianna Basso Camille Ucan and Rose Johnson ʁ ʁ 6 May 2020 (2020-05-06) ʁ ʁ 59b
556 18 "Out of Site" ʁ Dianna Basso Michael White ʁ ʁ 7 May 2020 (2020-05-07) ʁ ʁ 60a
557 19 "First Day on Sodor!" ʁ Dianna Basso Becky Overton ʁ ʁ 11 May 2020 (2020-05-11) ʁ ʁ 60b
558 20 "Lorenzo's Solo" ʁ Dianna Basso Becky Overton ʁ ʁ 12 May 2020 (2020-05-12) ʁ ʁ 61a
559 21 "Deep Trouble" ʁ Dianna Basso Michael White ʁ ʁ 13 May 2020 (2020-05-13) ʁ ʁ 61b
560 22 "Too Loud, Thomas!" ʁ Dianna Basso Becky Overton ʁ ʁ 14 May 2020 (2020-05-14) ʁ ʁ 62a
561 23 "Diesel Glows Away" ʁ Dianna Basso Davey Moore ʁ ʁ 15 May 2020 (2020-05-15) ʁ ʁ 62b