Thomas and Friends - Season 5


Thomas and Friends - Season 5

infobox tvseason
season_name = "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" Series 5
headercolour = 69CC48
show_name = Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
dvd_release_date =
dvd_format =
country = UK
network =
first_aired = 1 September, 1998
last_aired =
5 November, 1998
num_episodes = 26
prev_season = Series 4 (1994-95)
next_season = Series 6 (2002)|

Thomas the Tank Engine and 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 of books written by Rev. W. Awdry.

This article lists and details episodes from the fifth season of this series, which was first broadcast in 1998. This season is narrated by Michael Angelis, although Alec Baldwin narrates the episodes for American audiences.

Episodes

Characters Introduced

*Cranky ("Cranky Bugs")
*Horrid Lorries ("Horrid Lorry")
*Derek ("Double Teething Troubles")
*'Arry and Bert ("Stepney Gets Lost")
*Bertram ("Toby's Discovery")
*Old Slowcoach ("Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach")
*Thumper ("Rusty and the Boulder")
*Mrs. Hatt (Dowager Hatt) ("Gordon and the Gremlins")
*Tiger Moth ("Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday")
*Butch (Horrid Lorry)

Notes

*This is the first season to have something very violent (The Boulder causing the sheds to explode).
*This is Alec Baldwin's first season to narrate.
*This is the first season to be shown as it's own series in the US, rather than been shown on Shining Time Station.
*This is the first season to feature the larger scale models of the narrow gauge engines.
*The crash in the episode "A Better View for Gordon", is based on the 1895 accident at Gare Montparnasse.


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