When Noggin (a children's TV channel) was playing season one through five of Thomas and Friends on freeview music channel TMF (now called VIVA!), they were also showing mini-stories with young fans playing their favourite characters. Michael Angelis narrated these stories as well. This series is best described as Thomas & Friends: Playtime with Fans.
At least three episodes were shown on TMF:
- Thomas and the Broken Coupling - Thomas takes children to a party with Annie and Clarabel. But, unknown to Thomas, a coupling between him and Annie breaks leaving his coaches behind. Thomas arrives at Knapford and the Fat Controller is cross with Thomas - until James arrives with Annie and Clarabel.
- Brave Little Percy - Gordon has been stuck in the mud all night, so the Fat Controller sends Percy to rescue him. With a great effort, Percy pulls Gordon out of the mud, and Percy is given a medal for bravery.
- Collision! - Faulty points cause Thomas and James to crash into each other, and the Fat Controller scolds them for being careless. After being mended, Thomas and James promise to be more careful.