THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS IN TROUBLE
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Originally Written by
On Thomas' branch line there is a quarry line and it runs along with road. Thomas always take great care when he goes on that part of the line. But one morning, a policeman was telling off Thomas that he doesn't have any cow catchers and side plates and that he is dangerous. This lead to the idea of Toby, the tram engine that the Fat Controller met on his holiday. This is the mark of Toby's new life on Sodor.
- The interior of the Fat Controller's house
The setting towards this episode is a bit close towards the book's illustrations. The Quarry line when Thomas met the policeman was a bit like the hill side, though in the RWS picture it was filled with grass and a direction sign. I love the interior of the Fat Controller's house and the picture of the moustached steam engine who, to me, looks like the L&MR 'Lion'. I was a bit surprised that the phone conversation was actually the conversation that the Fat Controller was having with the policeman at Elsbridge station. And this is the full happy ending for Toby, his new lease of life on the Fat Controller's railway and plus this episode stucks well with the original story. I enjoy the episode, though when I was a kid I was scared to death when the policeman says 'Oi you!' to Toby and never want to see the episode again, but as I got older it's funny hearing him say that.