Thomas and the Guard / Thomas Goes Fishing – Original 1984 Broadcast – HD

Thomas and the Guard / Thomas Goes Fishing – Original 1984 Broadcast – HD


…but things don’t turn out quite as you might expect! Thomas the Tank Engine is very proud of his branch line. [THOMAS WHISTLES] He thinks it’s the most important part of the whole railway. His two coaches, Annie and Clarabel, agree with him. Annie can only take passengers, but Clarabel can take passengers, luggage and the guard. They are both old and need new paint, but Thomas loves them very much. As they run backwards and forwards along the line, they sing songs to each other. When Thomas starts from a station, he sings: “Oh, come along, we’re rather late! Oh, come along, we’re rather late!” And the coaches sing, “We’re coming along, we’re coming along!” They don’t mind what Thomas says to them, because they know he is trying to please the Fat Controller and they know, too, that if Thomas is cross, he’s not cross with them. One day, they had to wait for Henry’s train which made Thomas very cross. [BIRDS TWEET] “How can I run my line properly if Henry is always late? He doesn’t realise that the Fat Controller depends on me!” Thomas whistled impatiently. He wanted to leave, but he had to wait for Henry’s passengers. At last, Henry came. [HENRY WHISTLES] “Where have you been, lazybones?” asked Thomas. “Oh, dear, my system is out of order! No-one understands my case. You don’t know what I suffer!” moaned Henry. “Rubbish!” said Thomas. “You’re too fat – you need excerise!” The guard blew his whistle and Thomas started so quickly that he left him behind! The guard waved his red flag to stop Thomas, but he was well on his way steaming out of the station. “Come along! Come along!” puffed Thomas, but Clarabel didn’t want to come. “I’ve lost my nice guard! I’ve lost my nice guard!” she sobbed. Annie tried to tell Thomas what had happened. “We haven’t a guard! We haven’t a guard!” But he was hurrying and wouldn’t listen. Annie and Clarabel tried to put on their brakes, but they couldn’t without the guard. “Where is our guard? Where is our guard?” they cried, but Thomas didn’t stop until they came to a signal. [THOMAS WHISTLES] “Bother that signal,” said Thomas. “What’s the matter?” “I don’t know,” said his driver. “The guard will tell us in a minute.” They waited and waited, but the guard didn’t come. “Peep! Peep! Peep! Peep! Where is the guard?” whistled Thomas. “We’ve left him behind!” sobbed Annie and Clarabel together. Everyone looked and there was the guard running as fast as he could along the line with his flags in one hand and his whistle in the other. He was very hot, so he had a drink. Then, told them all about it. “I’m very sorry, Mr Guard,” said Thomas. “It wasn’t your fault, Thomas,” he replied. “Look, the signal is down – we can go! Let’s make up for lost time!” [THOMAS WHISTLES] Annie and Clarabel were so pleased to have their guard back again, that they sang, “As fast as you like! As fast as you like!” to Thomas all the way. They reached the end of the line quicker than ever before. [THOMAS WHISTLES] When Thomas puffed along his branch line, he always looked forward to something special… …the sight of the river! As he rumbled over the bridge, he would see people fishing. Thomas often wanted to stay and watch, but his driver said, “No. What would the Fat Controller say if we were late?” [THOMAS WHISTLES] Everytime he met another engine, he would say, “I want to fish!” But they all had the same answer – “Engines don’t go fishing!” “Silly stick-in-the-muds!” thought Thomas. One day, he stopped as usual to take in water at the station by the river. “Out of order? Bother!” said Thomas. “I’m thirsty!” “Never mind,” said his driver. “We’ll get some water from the river.” They found a bucket and some rope and went to the bridge. [THOMAS WHISTLES] Then, the driver let the bucket down to the water. The bucket was old and had five holes so they had to fill it, pull it up and empty it into Thomas tank as quickly as they could, several times over. They finished at last. “That’s good! That’s good!” puffed Thomas and Annie and Clarabel ran happily behind. Suddenly, Thomas began to feel a pain in his boiler. Steam began to hiss from his safety valve in an alarming way. “There’s too much steam!” said his driver. “Oh, dear!” groaned Thomas. “I’m going to burst! I’m going to burst!” They damped down his fire and struggled on. “I’ve got such a pain, I’ve got such a pain,” Thomas hissed. They stopped just outside the last station, uncoupled Annie and Clarabel and ran Thomas, who was still hissing fit to burst, on a siding right out of the way. Then, while the guard telephoned for an engine inspector, the driver found notices in large letters which he hung on Thomas in front and behind – ‘DANGER – KEEP AWAY’. Soon, the inspector and the Fat Controller arrived. “Cheer up, Thomas!” they said. “We’ll soon put you right.” The driver told them what had happened. “So the feed-pipe is blocked,” said the inspector. “I’ll just look in the tanks.” He climbed up and peered in. Then, he came down. “Excuse me, sir, please look in the tank and tell me what you see.” “Certainly, inspector,” replied the Fat Controller. He clambered up, looked in and nearly fell off in surprise! “Inspector,” he whispered, “can you see…fish? Gracious goodness me! How did the fish get there, driver?” “We must’ve fished them from the river with our bucket!” replied Thomas’ driver. “Well, Thomas, so you and your driver have been fishing, but fish don’t suit you. We must get them out.” They all took turns at fishing in Thomas’ tank while the Fat Controller looked on and told them how to do it. When they had caught all the fish, they had a lovely picnic supper of fish and chips. [MUNCHING NOISE] “Mmmmm…that was good,” said the Fat Controller. “But fish don’t suit you, Thomas, so you mustn’t do it again.” “No, sir, I won’t,” said Thomas sadly. “Engines don’t go fishing – it’s too uncomfortable!” Subtitles by SteamTeamExtra

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