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Season 6
Director(s)

David Mitton
(Episodes 1-6 and 9-26)
Stephen Asquith
(Episodes 7 and 8)

Producer(s)

Phil Fehrle

Starring

Michael Angelis
(UK/US)
Alec Baldwin (US)
Michael Brandon (US)

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell
Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Preceded by

Season 5

Followed by

Season 7

The sixth season of the television series aired in 2002. Michael Angelis and Alec Baldwin narrated the twenty-six episodes for the UK and US respectively. Michael Angelis also narrated two episodes for the US release of New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures. Michael Brandon later re-dubbed six episodes along with music composed by Robert Hartshorne for the US on PBS Kids in 2005.

Episodes

  1. Salty's Secret - Salty is dismayed when he is sent to work at the quarry.
  2. Harvey to the Rescue - The engines tease Harvey for his unusual appearance, but he soon proves his worth.
  3. No Sleep for Cranky - Cranky is in a worse mood than ever when he is stuck with Salty, Bill and Ben for the night.
  4. A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter/A Bad Day for Harold - Percy is stuck at a broken signal and Harold takes the mail all at once - with disastrous results.
  5. Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry - When Thomas breaks down near an old shed, he discovers a disused lorry named Elizabeth.
  6. The Fogman - Ordinarily, Cyril, the fogman, warns the engines that there is fog ahead in Misty Valley, but The Fat Controller replaces him with a fog horn.
  7. Jack Jumps In - Jack the front loader is eager to be really useful, but soon learns his mistake.
  8. A Friend in Need - Jack tries to prove his worth after Ned nearly causes an accident with the bridge.
  9. It's Only Snow - Thomas encounters trouble in the snow with his faulty snowplough.
  10. Twin Trouble - Donald and Douglas fall out after an accident.
  11. The World's Strongest Engine - Diesel returns and tries to prove that diesels are stronger than steam engines.
  12. Scaredy Engines - Thomas teases Percy, but when they're sent to the Smelters to collect a special load Thomas gets his just desserts.
  13. Percy and the Haunted Mine - Percy is spooked by a mine that sinks into the ground.
  14. Middle Engine - 'Arry and Bert play tricks on Percy and James by shunting trucks in front of them.
  15. James and the Red Balloon - Thomas and James are scared a hot-air balloon will steal their passengers.
  16. Jack Frost - James is frightened when he sees a snowed-under Percy and mistakes him for Jack Frost.
  17. Gordon Takes a Tumble - Salty gives Gordon advice, but Gordon refuses to listen.
  18. Percy's Chocolate Crunch - Percy complains when he is restricted to one washdown a day, but gets dirtier than ever when he takes a load to the chocolate factory.
  19. Buffer Bother - Bill is jealous when Ben gets brand-new buffers.
  20. Toby Had a Little Lamb - Duck is unable to get to Farmer McColl's Field during winter, so Toby must rescue the lambs.
  21. Thomas, Percy and the Squeak - Thomas is proud when he gets to transport the famous singer Alicia Botti instead of Percy, but soon learns his lesson.
  22. Thomas the Jet Engine/Thomas and the Jet Engine - Gordon boasts about being the fastest engine on Sodor, but Thomas soon proves him wrong.
  23. Edward the Very Useful Engine/Edward the Really Useful Engine - Edward is old, but that doesn't stop him from helping Gordon and Duck.
  24. Dunkin' Duncan - Duncan gets too impatient at the incline and end up falling into a muddy ditch.
  25. Rusty Saves the Day - Rusty helps mend Rheneas and Skarloey's line, with Elizabeth's help.
  26. Faulty Whistles - Duncan loses his whistle and the replacement is very musical.

Songs

Characters

Characters introduced

Trivia

  • This was the first season of several things:
    • The first season filmed in 16:9 widescreen. However, most of the first six episodes were matted from full screen, but whenever they use Tidmouth Sheds, The Seaside Village, Tidmouth Beach and the church for locations, the scenes are filmed in widescreen.
    • Phil Fehrle's first season as producer.
    • Peter Urie's first season as executive producer.
    • Abi Grant's first season as script editor.
    • The first season to feature Stephen Asquith as a director.
    • The first season to have more than two narrators.
    • The first season not dubbed in German, Greek and Portuguese.
    • The first season to use a Proteus 3 to compose the music.
    • The first season in which Toad does not appear since his introduction in the third season.
    • The first season in which Annie and Clarabel do not speak.
  • This was the last season of several things as well:
    • The last season to feature the old Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends logo in the intro.
    • The last season to use the original music in the US. (Although, seven episodes from the seventh season used the original music for each video only on New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures and Thomas and the Jet Engine and Other Adventures).
    • Britt Allcroft's third and last season as executive producer.
    • The last season to feature an episode written by David Mitton.
    • Alec Baldwin's last season as narrator.
    • The last season filmed by Gullane Entertainment prior to its acquisition by HiT Entertainment in 2002.
  • This season had its own special intro.
  • This season had the most narrators of any season.
  • From this season onwards, all stories were written by individuals on a writing staff.
  • In 2005, Michael Brandon and Michael Angelis re-dubbed some episodes with music composed by Robert Hartshorne on PBS Kids in the US and Nick Jr. in the UK.
  • This season was broadcast on Nick Jr. in late 2002, before airing on CITV in early 2003.
  • This is the only season of a couple of things:
    • The only season where Oliver appears without Toad (not counting music videos). It is also the only season where Oliver appears but has no lines.

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