One Good Deed
One Good Deed
The Fat Controller introduces Bear to Diesel at Knapford Yards.
Season Four, Episode Four
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Air date Saturday 27th October, 2012
Written by WildNorWester
Directed by WildNorWester
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One Good Deed is the fourth episode of Season 4, and the fortieth episode overall.


One afternoon, James is delivering a supply train for the Kirk Ronan Branch Line reconstruction, but on approach the points were directed to the sheds and James crashes into them. At Tidmouth Sheds, The Fat Controller speaks to the engines about the accident, and that James will have to be repaired. Alice offers to take two supply trains a day, to which The Fat Controller agrees.

At the Coaling Plant, a few weeks after James' accident, Oliver meets Alice, hauling a supply train. Oliver and Alice talk about engines on The Other Railway, and how a lot of the diesels are being withdrawn. Oliver flashes back to the time D7101 helped him escape to Sodor, and gets concerned. He speaks to Duck about it, who reassures him and suggests talking to The Fat Controller.

At Knapford, Oliver tells The Fat Controller about D7101 and how he turned a blind eye while he was escaping. The Fat Controller considers Oliver's suggestion, and at the yards, the next day, Diesel is told to shunt another supply train, to his surprise. D7101 arrives and thanks The Fat Controller for bringing him to Sodor. At Tidmouth, D7101 talks to Oliver about his escape and how lucky they both are. However, D7101 does not mention that he will be sent away once James has been repaired.



  • Black and white stock footage is seen from both On the Run and Escape.
  • This is the last episode where Alfred is mentioned.
  • A ferris wheel from the episode Medivac can be seen at Kirk Ronan.


  • When the Fat Controller's car passes some bushes, the lighting changes.

Voice CastEdit

  • WildNorWester as the Narrator, Henry, James, Duck, Donald, Oliver, Diesel, D7101 and The Fat Controller.
  • ANB as Alice