The tv show Thomas The Tank Engine debuted on 9th of October 1984.
The series is based on the books The Railway Series by Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son Christopher.
The show has changed it's name a few times having being called Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! and is currently known as Thomas & Friends.
Ringo Starr narrated the first two seasons of the series.