Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
is an animated children's television show
. The series was based on The Railway Series
, a series of books created by the Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry[?]
. The books, which told of the adventures of a group of living, talking trains, were based on stories which Awdry told his son Christopher to entertain him during Christopher's recovery from measles
. Ringo Starr
was the first narrator of the television series.
Characters from the series include Henry, Duck, Trevor, Bertie (a bus), Donald & Douglas, Percy, James, Gordon, Toby, Daisy, Mavis, Harold (a helicopter), Diesel, Bill & Ben, Edward and the Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt.
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