Eight episodes of the popular children's television series. In 'A Friend in Need' Thomas discovers how lucky he is when all his friends pull together to help him after an accident, while in 'Scaredy Engines' the friends are telling each other spooky stories at Halloween and Thomas begins to get scared. 'Percy and the Haunted Mine' finds Percy collecting shrubs from Maithwaite only to find a strange abandoned mine on the way home, and James and Thomas face a dilemma when they are asked to pick up a hot air balloon in 'James and the Red Balloon'. In 'Toby Had a Little Lamb' Toby attempts to rescue Farmer McColls's lambs which are stuck on a hillside, cut off by snow, while in 'Thomas, Percy and the Squeak' Thomas is washed and cleaned especially for an important visitor, only to discover this passenger is a mouse and won't ride with Thomas because he is too clean. 'Edward the Very Useful Engine' follows Edward after the big engines decide he is too old and unreliable to work - he soon proves them wrong though. Finally in 'Rusty Saves the Day' Rheneas and Skarloey have to clean and repair their line in two weeks but they only succeed with the help of Rusty and Elizabeth.