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The first season aired in the UK from November 28, 1998 to February 21, 1999 on BBC. In the US the first season premiered in 2001 on Nick Jr. and was also later re-shown on Noggin in Spring 2003 and PBS Kids Sprout in late 2005.

Episodes

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Episode
Number
UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by
Original air date
ScoopSavesTheDay
1
"Scoop Saves The Day"
Diane Redmond
November 28, 1998
A dangerous thunderstorm causes havoc - roads are blocked, trees and telegraph lines are down, pipes are broken, fences are destroyed... can Bob and his team of machines repair the damage that the storm left behind?

BobSavesTheHedgehogs
2
"Bob Saves The Hedgehogs"
"Bob Saves The Porcupines"
Chris Trengove
December 5, 1998
The friendly workman and his gang help the hedgehogs/porcupines to get across a busy road.

PilchardInAPickle
3
"Pilchard In A Pickle"
Chris Trengove
December 12, 1998
Bob's pet cat Pilchard goes missing.

MuckGetsStuck
4
"Muck Gets Stuck"
Chris Trengove
December 19, 1998
Muck gets stuck in the dark tunnel, so Bob and the others struggle to get him out.

Wendy'sBusyDay
5
"Wendy's Busy Day"
Diane Redmond
December 26, 1998
Wendy steps in and takes over when Bob catches a cold.

Bob'sBugle
6
"Bob's Bugle"
Jimmy Hibbert
January 2, 1999
Bob makes himself a bugle out of some left-over bits of piping. None of the machines has the heart to tell him how awful it sounds, so they try hiding it.

BuffaloBob
7
"Buffalo Bob"
Chris Trengove
January 9, 1999
Bob takes part of in a line-dancing competition.

TravisPaintsTheTown
8
"Travis Paints The Town"
Chris Trengove
January 16, 1999
Bob is called away from a job, leaving Roley alone with a paint machine and giving Spud the opportunity to get up to mischief.

TravisAndScoop'sRaceDay
9
"Travis And Scoop's Race Day"
Ross Hastings
January 23, 1999
Travis and Scoop have a race.

Bob'sBirthday
10
"Bob's Birthday"
Diane Redmond
January 30, 1999
The gang prepare a special surprise for Bob's birthday.

NaughtySpud
11
"Naughty Spud"
Jimmy Hibbert
February 7, 1999
Spud decides to borrow Bob's ladder to climb an apple tree.

ScarySpud
12
"Scary Spud"
Sarah Ball
February 14, 1999
Spud is worried that he may no longer be scary, and to make matters worse, he loses his nose.

Bob'sBarnraising
13
"Bob's Barnraising"
Diane Redmond
February 21, 1999
The team needs to finish constructing Farmer Pickles' barn and get the bales into it before the rain hits.

Characters

Characters Introduced

Trivia

  • This season marks the first appearance of Bob, Wendy, the first five machines, Pilchard, Bird, Farmer Pickles, Travis, Spud and Mrs. Potts.

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