The tv show Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends started on the 9th of October 1984.
The series is based on The Railway Series of books by Rev. Wibert Awdry and his son Christopher.
Ringo Starr narrated the first three seasons and some of the guest voices include Sir John Hurt and Eddie Redmayne.
The show changed it name to Thomas & Friends for season 7 and to Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! from season 22.
The show still airs and 538 episodes have been made.
Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis