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Season 7

David Mitton


Phil Fehrle


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

Music by

Mike O'Donnell
Junior Campbell
Robert Hartshorne
Ed Welch

Preceded by

Season 6

The seventh season of the television series aired in 2003. All twenty-six episodes were narrated by Michael Angelis in the UK and Michael Brandon in the US. Michael Angelis also narrated four episodes for New Friends for Thomas and Other Adventures.


  1. Emily's New Coaches - Thomas is cross at Emily for taking Annie and Clarabel.
  2. Percy Gets it Right - Percy is worried a landslide might occur but no one will listen.
  3. Bill, Ben and Fergus - Fergus annoys Bill and Ben with his "do it right" attitude.
  4. The Old Bridge/The Old Iron Bridge - Skarloey is afraid to cross an old bridge, but must do so to save Rheneas.
  5. Edward's Brass Band - Bertie takes the brass band to the concert as Edward's at the Works, but gets bogged down in mud.
  6. What's the Matter with Henry? - Henry is ill, but Thomas and Percy do not believe him.
  7. James and the Queen of Sodor - James is less than thrilled to discover the Queen of Sodor is really an old barge.
  8. The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop/The Refreshment Lady's Stand - The Refreshment Lady doesn't know where to put her new tea-shop.
  9. The Spotless Record - Thomas plays a trick on Arthur to spoil his spotless accident record.
  10. Toby's Windmill/Toby and the Windmill - Toby tries to save an old windmill after it is struck by lightning.
  11. Bad Day at Castle Loch - Donald and Douglas meet disaster when taking a special load to Castle Loch.
  12. Rheneas and the Roller Coaster - Rheneas has a wild ride after venturing onto an old mountain line.
  13. Salty's Stormy Tale - Salty and Fergus work hard to save a ship after the Lighthouse's generator breaks down.
  14. Snow Engine/Oliver the Snow Engine - Oliver hates snow and is unhappy when he collides with a giant snowman.
  15. Something Fishy - Arthur wants to run the coastal line, but is upset when Thomas gets the job.
  16. The Runaway Elephant - Duncan's carelessness nearly spoils the opening of a park.
  17. Peace and Quiet - Murdoch wants quiet time in the countryside, but is dismayed when he encounters a flock of sheep.
  18. Fergus Breaks the Rules/Thomas and the Search for Fergus - Diesel tricks Fergus into venturing into the scrapyard.
  19. Bulgy Rides Again - Bulgy is brought back into service for the summer workload, but the chickens aren't keen on leaving their henhouse.
  20. Harold and the Flying Horse - Harold is sad he can't help with the Village Fete, but ends up rescuing the carthorse.
  21. The Grand Opening - Skarloey is often delayed as he has to take workmen to repair the line, but his lateness comes in handy one day.
  22. Best Dressed Engine - Gordon inadvertantly wins a "best dressed engine" competition.
  23. Gordon and Spencer - Gordon meets a splendid but arrogant streamliner named Spencer, who ignores his advice.
  24. Not So Hasty Puddings/Not So Hasty Cakes - A snowdrift almost prevents Elizabeth from getting some Christmas puddings to the harbour on time.
  25. Trusty Rusty - Duncan ventures onto an old bridge and Rusty comes to the rescue.
  26. Three Cheers for Thomas/Hooray for Thomas - Thomas races Bertie again, but he has to go back to Knapford to pick up the Sports Day medals.



Characters introduced


  • This was the final season of several things:
    • David Mitton's final season as director.
    • Phil Fehrle's last season as producer.
    • Peter Urie's last season as executive producer.
    • The final season to have Britt Allcroft involved in production.
    • The final season to include music composed by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell.
    • The final season to use music composed with Proteus 2, Proteus 2000 and Proteus 3.
    • The final season to use 35mm film.
    • The final season in 4:3 fullscreen in Japan (As well as the last season to be released on Japanese video tapes).
    • The final season to use the original opening credits and theme.
  • This was also the first season of several things:
    • This was Michael Brandon's first season as narrator.
    • This was Jocelyn Stevenson's first season as executive producer.
    • This was the first season to use the Thomas & Friends logo in the opening titles.
    • This was the first season not dubbed in Norwegian or Slovenian.
    • This was the first season filmed under HiT Entertainment.
  • The US version of this season uses the eighth season intro and music.
  • US versions of Gordon and Spencer, Emily's New Coaches, The Spotless Record, Peace and Quiet, Harold and the Flying Horse, Bulgy Rides Again, and Salty's Stormy Tale scored by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell were released on the New Friends for Thomas and Thomas and the Jet Engine VHS/DVDs respectively in 2004.
  • UK versions of the season, excluding Snow Engine, A Bad Day at Castle Loch, The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop, The Grand Opening and The Runaway Elephant, recomposed by Robert Hartshorne were broadcast on Nick Jr. and included on the Bumper Party Collection! DVD.
  • This was Jan Page's only season as script editor.
  • This was Britt Allcroft's only season as creative consultant.
  • This season uses more stock footage than any other season.
  • This season has the most episodes broadcast out of production order.
  • This season was never shown in Norway, Spain or Germany.
  • This season was broadcast on Nick Jr. in late 2003 before airing on CiTV in early 2004.
  • This season saw the return of two episodes being compiled into one 10-minute block when CiTV broadcasted this season in 2004. The only difference is that the opening titles are shown again at the end of the first episode. At the same time, CiTV also compiled the previous episodes from the sixth season into 10 minute blocks.