With spoilers ready to tease viewers, some surprises are on the way to conclude the Sharon Miller and Nitrogen Studios era of the series.
Spencer is to make a return in the first two shows of the week whilst Peter Sam and The Thin Controller are due to make a comeback in just one episode. The Narrow Gauge Engines in all are unknown for this participation.
Already poised for his Blue Mountain Mystery involvement alongside the little engines is new character and vehicle Winston in a birthday themed story for The Fat Controller.
Speculation has been proven correctly with the name of Stafford now confirmed to be an engine, in a different type of locomotive style.
However, The Christmas Express has been omitted from the schedule where after the series finishes, will repeat the new episodes from the start. The seasonal themed tale would have aired after Stafford's introduction.
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Monday March 12th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Stafford, the new electric shunting engine, arrives on Sodor. Spencer shows him round, but ignores a warning that Stafford's batteries could run out.
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Tuesday March 13th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Don't Bother Victor!
The Thin Controller is off to a meeting and leaves Peter Sam in charge of the narrow gauge railway for the very first time.
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Wednesday March 14th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Happy Birthday, Sir!
Thomas and Winston, the new track inspection vehicle, restore an open-top carriage for the Fat Controller's birthday.
Transmits on Channel 5 milkshake! on Thursday March 15th 2012 at 7:35am. Also on Channel 5 HD and an hour later at 8:35am on Channel 5 +1.
Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends continues its run in Australia on ABC2 on Saturday February 25th 2012 at 2:55pm with the episode, Percy and the Calliope.
Channel 5 in the UK airs the next episode on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 27th 2012 at 7:35am with Flash Bang Wallop.
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