Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends (1984) Episode Scripts

N/A - Henry's Lucky Day

1 (TOOTING) They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight Shunting trucks and hauling freight Red and green and brown and blue They're the Really Useful crew All with different roles to play Round Tidmouth Sheds or far away Down the hills and round the bends Thomas and his friends NARRATOR: The Island of Sodor is surrounded by beautiful blue sea.
It has fields of green and sandy yellow beaches.
There are rivers, streams and trees where birds sing.
There are windmills and a coal mine and docks where visitors to the island arrive.
The island also has lots of railway lines.
Who's that puffing down the track? (TOOTING) It's Thomas! Hello, Thomas! (TOOTING) "Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Island of Sodor.
" (NARRATOR READING) The winter holidays were coming and a thick blanket of snow covered the Island of Sodor.
Snowdrifts blocked the lines and the tracks were very slippery.
The engines felt frozen from their funnels to their footplates.
But Henry puffed happily through the snowy countryside.
None of his lines were blocked! "You're the only engine to have made your deliveries on time today," chuffed Thomas.
"You must have lucky trucks!" Henry saw that none of the other engines were back.
"Maybe you're right.
Maybe I do have lucky trucks," he puffed.
That night, when the engines were all asleep, he thought how pleased he was to have lucky trucks.
"I'll always be on time," puffed Henry.
"And that means I can be a Really Useful engine!" But the next morning, when he went to the yard, his lucky trucks weren't there.
"Oh, no!" chuffed Henry.
"Where are my lucky trucks?" "Edward took them!" puffed Thomas.
"He needed trucks to take coal to the villages.
" The Fat Controller arrived.
"Henry, I've got a very important special for you.
" "A delivery of presents has arrived at the airport.
"Collect them and take them to the children in the villages!" Henry puffed to the airport.
But soon he was in trouble.
Gordon's Hill was very icy.
Every time Henry tried to puff up the hill, he slid back down again.
"I need my lucky trucks back!" Henry huffed.
"I can't make my deliveries without them!" "Must find Edward," chuffed Henry.
Then, a snow slide came down and blocked Henry's way.
"Oh, no!" puffed Henry.
"If I'd my lucky trucks, this would never have happened!" Henry puffed up the line.
He saw pipes across the track.
They were blocking his way.
"I thought you were collecting trucks of presents.
" chuffed Molly.
"You're supposed to be at the airport!" Snorted James.
"Edward has my lucky trucks!" "I must find him.
" "Don't worry," called Rocky.
"I'll have the line cleared in no time.
" Henry waited sadly as Rocky lifted the pipes.
Then he chuffed on to find Edward.
But every way that Henry chuffed, there were more delays.
"Sorry!" puffed Thomas.
"It has taken me a long time to clear this line.
" "It's not your fault," Henry wheeshed.
"I need to find Edward and my lucky trucks.
" And Henry puffed sadly away.
Henry couldn't find Edward anywhere.
"I'll never see my lucky trucks again," he sighed.
But when he puffed into the frosty forest, there was Edward with his lucky trucks! "I've found you!" he chuffed excitedly.
But he puffed too quickly.
His wheels slid on the icy tracks, and he biffed right into his lucky trucks! "Oh, no! I've broken my lucky trucks!" Groaned Henry.
He sat sadly in the snow.
"I'm not going anywhere without my lucky trucks!" "They're broken!" chuffed Edward.
"And if you don't collect the presents soon, "the children won't have anything to open in the morning!" Henry thought about how sad the children would be.
"I have to get to the airport somehow!" Puffed Henry.
"Even without my lucky trucks!" So Henry chuffed away to the airport.
The tracks were clear now.
And the more he thought about the children, the less he thought about his lucky trucks.
Henry puffed up Gordon's Hill.
The track was very icy.
His wheels started to spin.
But Henry puffed harder and harder.
He inched his way over the top of the hill.
Soon, Henry arrived at the airport.
He collected the presents and puffed across the island making his deliveries.
Now, Henry didn't think about his lucky trucks once.
All he could think about was delivering the presents on time.
Children were waiting at the station.
"Good old Henry!" they cheered.
Henry felt very proud.
And he steamed along the track.
"Only one more delivery," puffed Henry.
With or without his lucky trucks, he knew he mustn't let the children down.
(CHILDREN CHEERING) "I've delivered all the presents!" Chuffed Henry happily.
"And without my lucky trucks! "Maybe the trucks weren't so lucky after all!" But when he saw the children's smiling faces, he knew he was still the luckiest engine! (TOOTING) (SINGING)