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Thomas & Friends (series 6) facts for kids
|Thomas & Friends|
DVD cover art
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original network||Nick Jr./CITV|
|Original release||16 September– 21 October 2002|
Thomas the Tank Engine & 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 the 6th series of the show, which was first broadcast in 2002.
This series was narrated by Michael Angelis for the UK audiences, who also re-dubbed only 2 episodes for the US audiences, while Alec Baldwin narrated the episodes for the US audiences, which was also his last series. 6 were re-dubbed by Michael Brandon for the US audiences.
Most episodes in this series have 1 title: the American titles are shown underneath.
The first season produced by The Britt Allcroft Company. Marked the return series after 4 years without new episodes.
Phil Fehrle had taken over as producer from David Mitton and Britt Allcroft, while Angus Wright had been replaced by Allcroft and Peter Urie as executive producers.
This was the first series to oversee an introduction of a writing staff, since the stories from The Railway Series had already been adapted. Staff-written stories had been introduced in Series 5, and this practice remains unchanged since then.
Before Steve Asquith was the all-out director of Thomas and Friends, he directed two season 6 episodes in place of David Mitton. However, David still directed the other 24 episodes and went on until season 7. After that, Steve Asquith took over for good.
|UK title (top)
Main title (middle)
US title (bottom)
|Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|131||1||"Salty's Secret"||ʁ||David Mitton||Robin Kingsland||ʁ||ʁ||16 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|132||2||"Harvey to the Rescue"||ʁ||David Mitton||ʁ||Jonathan Trueman||ʁ||17 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|133||3||"No Sleep for Cranky"||ʁ||David Mitton||Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||18 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|134||4||"A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter"
"A Bad Day for Harold"
|ʁ||David Mitton||Simon Nicholson||ʁ||ʁ||19 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|135||5||"Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry"
"Elizabeth the Vintage Quarry Truck"
|ʁ||David Mitton||Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||20 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|136||6||"The Fogman"||ʁ||David Mitton||Jonathan Trueman||ʁ||ʁ||23 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|137||7||"Jack Jumps In"||ʁ||Steve Asquith||Jonathan Trueman, Phil Fehrle and Abi Grant||ʁ||ʁ||24 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|138||8||"A Friend in Need"||ʁ||Steve Asquith||Phil Fehrle, Jonathan Trueman and Abi Grant||ʁ||ʁ||25 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|139||9||"It's Only Snow"||ʁ||David Mitton||James Mason||ʁ||ʁ||26 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|140||10||"Twin Trouble"||ʁ||David Mitton||Brian Trueman||ʁ||ʁ||27 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|141||11||"The World's Strongest Engine"||ʁ||David Mitton||Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||30 September 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|142||12||"Scaredy Engines"||ʁ||David Mitton||Robin Kingsland||ʁ||ʁ||1 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|143||13||"Percy and the Haunted Mine"||ʁ||David Mitton||Robyn Charteris||ʁ||ʁ||2 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|144||14||"Middle Engine"||ʁ||David Mitton||Brian Trueman||ʁ||ʁ||3 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|145||15||"James and the Red Balloon"||ʁ||David Mitton||ʁ||Jenny McDade||ʁ||4 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|146||16||"Jack Frost"||ʁ||David Mitton||Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||7 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|147||17||"Gordon Takes a Tumble"||ʁ||David Mitton||Robin Kingsland||ʁ||ʁ||8 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|148||18||"Percy's Chocolate Crunch"||ʁ||David Mitton||Brian Trueman||ʁ||ʁ||9 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|149||19||"Buffer Bother"||ʁ||David Mitton||Ross Hastings||ʁ||ʁ||10 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|150||20||"Toby Had a Little Lamb"||ʁ||David Mitton||Jenny McDade||ʁ||ʁ||11 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|151||21||"Thomas, Percy and the Squeak"||ʁ||David Mitton||Jenny McDade||ʁ||ʁ||14 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|152||22||"Thomas the Jet Engine"
"Thomas and the Jet Engine"
|ʁ||David Mitton||Ross Hastings||ʁ||ʁ||15 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|153||23||"Edward the Very Useful Engine"
"Edward the Really Useful Engine"
|ʁ||David Mitton||David Mitton||ʁ||ʁ||16 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|154||24||"Dunkin' Duncan"||ʁ||David Mitton||Jenny McDade||ʁ||ʁ||17 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|155||25||"Rusty Saves the Day"||ʁ||David Mitton||Paul Larson||ʁ||ʁ||18 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
|156||26||"Faulty Whistles"||ʁ||David Mitton||Ross Hastings||ʁ||ʁ||21 October 2002||ʁ||ʁ||ʁ|
- Salty the Dockside Diesel ("Salty's Secret")
- Harvey the Crane Engine ("Harvey to the Rescue")
- Elizabeth ("Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry")
- Cyril ("The Fogman")
- Miss Jenny ("Jack Jumps In")
- Jack ("Jack Jumps In")
- Alfie ("Jack Jumps In")
- Oliver ("Jack Jumps In")
- Max ("Jack Jumps In")
- Kelly ("Jack Jumps In")
- Byron ("Jack Jumps In")
- Ned ("Jack Jumps In" (cameo) / "A Friend in Need")
- Isobella ("Jack Jumps In")
- Farmer McColl ("Toby Had a Little Lamb")
- Allicia Botti ("Thomas, Percy and the Squeak")
Recurring character cast
- Donald and Douglas
- Bill and Ben
- Oliver the Western Engine (cameo)
- Stepney (does not speak in UK version)
- 'Arry and Bert
- Peter Sam
- Duke (music video cameo)
- Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
- Henrietta (does not speak)
- Troublesome Trucks
- Terence (does not speak)
- George (cameo)
- The Fat Controller
- Jem Cole (does not speak)