Thomas & Friends
Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine -- all under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.
Thomas & Friends Previous Broadcasts
A Friend In Need (Episode #906H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Don't Give Up (Episode #905H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Fun on the Farm (Episode #904H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Special Times (Episode #809H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Surprise Surprise - It's the Winter Holidays on Sodor and Thomas is excited because that means it is party time! However Thomas' friends need help. Percy has a cracked coupling rod, Edward's pistons are popping and Stanley has a faulty firebox. Thomas brings them all to the Steam Works to be fixed. Victor is so busy that he won't be able to fix all the engines in time for the party, so Thomas decides to bring the party to the Steam Works but doesn't tell Victor. Thomas asks Rocky to deliver the Christmas tree but Rocky drops it in front of Kevin and causes chaos. Thomas realizes he should have told Victor about the party. Thomas tells Victor about the party and soon all the engines help to get ready. The star is fixed on the tree and the engines have a great party. Tree Trouble - It's the winter holidays and Dowager Hatt, declares a competition to see who can find the tallest and grandest Christmas tree on Sodor. It's the Diesels versus the Steamies as Thomas leads the chase to find the best tree. Thomas and the Diesels race to Misty Island and ask the Logging Locos where they can find the best tree. When they found the perfect trees and began the racing fast back to Sodor, the trees fall off their flatbeds. and are destroyed. The engines go back to the Diesel Works without their trees and Thomas tells Dowager Hatt the news. Thomas decides to go back to Misty Island, chooses a perfect tree and gives it to the Diesels for their Diesel Works. The tree is decorated and looks perfect. Everyone hoots and toots with joy!
- KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Fun in the Snow (Episode #805H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Let it Snow - Gordon and Thomas go to Misty Island to collect logs for Farmer McColl's animal shelter. The Logging Locos tell them that there is no snow on Misty Island because they haven't chuffed The Misty Island Snow Song. They need to puff to the top of a hill and stay still, then go to the sea and wait patiently - then snow will appear! Gordon doesn't believe that snow will appear but Thomas begins to race to the top of the hill and to the sea as the snow song says. THOMAS doesn't take care of his job to take the logs to Farmer McColl's and the snow doesn't appear. When Thomas is really useful and gathers all the logs for Farmer McColl, the snow starts to fall. Gordon and Thomas sing the snow song together and happily head back to help Farmer McColl. Percy the Snowman - Thomas is asked to take Sir Topham Hatt to switch on the Christmas tree lights in the Town Square. Thomas is excited to see Percy, but Percy is feeling sad because he doesn't have a special so Thomas asks Percy to go with him to collect Sir Topham Hatt. Thomas asks Percy to wait in a siding while he rushes to get his jobs finished. Thomas races so fast that he doesn't realize he covers Percy with snow every time he rushes past. Percy is so covered in snow that Thomas can't find him. Thomas finds Percy under the snow but Percy's firebox has gone out. Now Percy won't be able to go to see the Christmas lights and he is sad. Thomas has an idea and takes all of the children and Sir Topham Hatt to see Percy who looks like a very special snow engine!
- KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Winter Delights (Episode #710H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Merry Misty Island - It's the Winter Holidays on the Island of Sodor. Dash, Bash and Ferdinand decide to throw a party. This is their first party and they're not really sure what to do and they won't ask Thomas to help them. Soon the Logging Locos have caused chaos on Misty Island with party decorations scattered all over the place. They need help fast before their party is ruined. Thomas turns up just in time and the Winter Holiday Party is a big success. Merry Winter Wish - It's the Winter Holidays and Thomas is given the special job of delivering the Star of Knapford to Knapford Station. Instead of going directly to Knapford, Thomas decides to give all of his friends a wish upon the star. The friends wish upon the star but soon there is an accident and the star falls off the back of Thomas' flatbed. With the help of his friends Thomas gets the star to Knapford just in time.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Let It Snow (Episode #909H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Winter Surprise (Episode #907H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
If A Job's Worth Doing (Episode #903H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
All Together Now (Episode #902H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Tinsel & Trains (Episode #1010H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
The Missing Christmas Decorations - Until Percy discovers Diesel 10 stealing the Steamies' Christmas decorations. Percy chases him back to the Dieselworks where he also discovers poor forgotten Sidney hanging from the ceiling waiting for new wheels. Percy surprises everyone by deciding to give Sidney a Christmas present and his kindness does not go unrewarded. Santa's Little Engine - Thomas is sent to bring a real sleigh for Sir Topham Hatt to ride in when he plays Santa at the Ulfstead Castle Christmas Fair. When the sleigh slips down the hill with Sir Topham Hatt in it, Thomas has to rescue him and ends up pulling the sleigh back up the hill with fallen branches round his funnel, making Thomas look more like a reindeer than an engine!
- KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
There's Always A Good Explanation (Episode #1105H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Flatbeds of Fear - When a delivery of pipes is unloaded at Brendam Docks, the engines start to hear scary spooky noises. Salty convinces them that they're hearing the sound of the Flatbeds of Fear. Emily insists that there must be a sensible explanation, but then she hears the sound and becomes frightened too. But soon they discover that the sound was just air blowing over the pipes! Educational Objectives: recognizing others' emotions, expressing empathy, apologizing, being a good friend. Disappearing Diesels - Paxton likes to be friends with everyone--diesels and steamies alike, but it's not easy to be friends with Diesel. Diesel scares Paxton when he makes him think that all the other diesels have disappeared. Then Diesel hides and races away from Paxton. But when Diesel runs out of fuel, Paxton offers him help; he gives Diesel a push to the fuel tank--and an experience of friendship! Educational Objectives: expressing sympathy and concern for others, being a good friend, helping others, expressing kindness.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Snow Stops Play (Episode #1009H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
No Snow For Thomas - It's a snowy day, but Thomas doesn't want to wear his snow plow. So he decides to hide it and pretends he doesn't know where it is. Sir Topham Hatt has no choice but to leave Thomas in his shed and send Emily out to clear the tracks instead. Thomas sees Emily having fun in the snow and goes in search of his plow, but the snow has covered everything and Thomas soon becomes stuck in the thick snowfall. Frozen Turntable - One cold evening the steam engines return to Tidmouth Sheds and discover the turntable is frozen stuck and only one berth is accessible. Gordon thinks he should have it, but Thomas insists they need to save it for Percy who is out on the mail run. All the other engines find other places to stay for the night, but none of them are good enough for Gordon who comes back and takes Percy's berth. But soon the tables are turned when it is Gordon who becomes stuck.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Food to Go (Episode #1102H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
The Afternoon Tea Express - Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen, however, asks Thomas and the other engines to give him a push, and he's soon speeding along. When it's Spencer's turn to give Stephen a push he goes too fast, forcing Stephen to lose control and splatter jam all over the unsuspecting guests. Stephen learns that being steady and reliable is more important than being fast. Educational Objectives: accepting differences, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, apologizing, coping with failure, resourceful thinking. The Smelly Kipper - One evening at Tidmouth sheds, James teases Percy about being scared of the dark. Henry challenges James to take the Flying Kipper that night for him. James agrees, but when he realizes that the fish from the Flying Kipper are really smelly, he tries to back out of the challenge. James convinces Henry that he didn't offer to pull the Flying Kipper--Henry must have been dreaming. James soon gets his come-uppance when he becomes the Smelly Kipper.... Phew! Educational Objectives: apologizing, coping with failure, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, telling the truth.