Thomas the Tank Engine

I joined Thomas and Friends as script editor/head writer on an eight week contract and ended up staying for three years, countless episodes, and one Bafta nomination.

Despite the two hour drive to Shepperton, I learned to love the modified world on the Island of Sodor, where no-one was  terrified or furious, they were scared or cross, or, if pushed very cross.

This is one of my favourite Percy eps  (my favourite engine) and includes a genuine, paid-up joke for three-year-olds. I’m still proud.
Percy and the Magic Carpet

Thomas and the Rainbow (*Bafta Nominated)

Thomas and the Golden Eagle

Percy and the Oil Painting

Edward the Great


5 thoughts on “Thomas the Tank Engine

  1. terry cresswell 21/05/2019 / 2:20 pm

    I have an autistic grandson [now 20] who, as many children with autism are, is absolutly fixated with thomas the \tank engine.Hi name is mark Coyle and he constantly writes stories ,scrips and illustrations about TTTE. Would anyone be interested in seeing any of them as i consider many of them to be very good. one in particular about a boy visiting thomas and then growing up and taking his son to meet thomas. He has a fantastic imagination


  2. michael smith 19/12/2016 / 10:29 pm

    Did you ever include Bulstrode in any of your scripts?


    • Ross Patterson 07/02/2021 / 8:41 pm

      Hello. I have been a Big fan of Thomas and Friends for a very long time. I have loved all the stories in the show, and I still do today. You and Paul Larson did so many episodes together and the number of stories you did is most impressive. My favourite stories from you are:
      Thomas, Emily & the Snowplough
      As Good As Gordon
      Percy’s Big Mistake
      Edward the Great
      Thomas & the Circus
      Keeping Up With James
      Flour Power
      Percy & the Funfair
      Wharf & Peace

      I have written my own fan made episodes and have turned them into audio stories. I upload them onto YouTube for everyone to see. How much fun did you have working on the show?

      I just want to say, thank you for your hard work and contributions to the show. You have done great work and I am very pleased and proud of you. Your stories, as well as the ones from the other writers, have entertained me for years through high school and college. You are a credit to the writing team. Is there any advice you could give to those who want to follow in your footsteps?

      Love from Ross


  3. Syrus Williams 08/12/2016 / 5:03 pm

    What was your favorite episode of Thomas you wrote for?


    • abigailgrant2013 12/12/2016 / 5:08 pm

      Like I say, Percy and the Magic Carpet – I think it’s sweet, funny, and I had to fight all the way to the top to get it made.


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