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The third season premiered in the UK between December 24, 1999 to April 1, 2000 on BBC and was re-shown on CBeebies. In the US, the third season premiered between January 19 to February 14, 2001 on Nick Jr. and was re-shown on Noggin, PBS and Sprout.

Episodes

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Episode
Number
UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by
Original air date
Bob'sBoots
27
"Bob's Boots"
Ben Randall
12/24/1999
Bob has got new boots, but they squeak. They need wearing in, so he sets off to fix a gate. At lunch, Bob's squeaky boots attract the attention of three mice, but they hide. Back at the yard, Bob looks again, and at his heels are the three mice. Spud and Bird race in, and Spud eats his cream bun, dropping crumbs. The mice circle Spud's feet, squeaking for more.

MuckyMuck
28
"Mucky Muck"
Sarah Ball
12/31/1999
Bob tries to wash down Scoop and Muck who are both covered in mud, but Muck doesn't want to get washed because he/she loves being mucky. Travis also gets stuck in the mud and Bob, Muck and Dizzy have to rescue him.

Bob'sDayOff
29
"Bob's Day Off"
Ian Carney
1/5/2000
Bob tries to have a day off to go birdwatching, but he is called back to build a wall. It seems that Bob will never get his coveted shot of the blue-crested warbler - until Lofty hands a surprise visitor.

MagneticLofty
30
"Magnetic Lofty"
Chris Trengove
1/8/2000
Wendy is turning an old railway line into a bicycle path and Bob is turning an old rubbish dump into a park. But while Lofty is removing the rails using a magnet, he has to retrieve Mr. Bentley's pen in the process.

Roley'sTortoise
31
"Roley's Tortoise"
Diane Redmond
1/15/2000
While building a bus stop, the crew finds a tortoise. Roley agrees to watch over him while the others look for his owner, but he escapes.

SpecialDeliverySpud
32
"Special Delivery Spud"
Simon Jowett
1/22/2000
Spud is feeling helpful and takes a sack of Mr Dixon's parcels - unfortunately, as he cannot read, he delivers them all to the wrong people.

Pilchard'sBreakfast
33
"Pilchard's Breakfast"
Jimmy Hibbert
2/5/2000
Bob and Wendy dash off to build a conservatory for Mr. Beasley, forgetting to feed Pilchard. She tries to fend for herself without any luck. Bob realises his mistake and takes Pilchard to the site for something to eat. Lofty arrives with Pilchard's bowl and a tin of cat food - but no tin opener! Fortunately Wendy notices that it's a ring pull can and Pilchard can finally eat!

Scoop'sInCharge
34
"Scoop's In Charge"
Jimmy Hibbert
2/12/2000
Bob and Wendy have been invited to a lunch at the Town Hall. Bob is not keen to go, but Wendy asks Scoop to take charge of that day's work so Bob cannot escape. Scoop starts to boss the other machines around. But when Mr Bentley comes to inspect their work, Scoop accidentally runs over the watch given to him by the Mayor.

ScoopHasSomeFun
35
"Scoop Has Some Fun"
Chris Trengove
3/2/2000
Spud persuades Scoop to help him play some tricks when at work. Lofty, meanwhile, has got lost on the way to the Farm, and while Bob and the Machines go back to work, Spud decides to find him and give him a fright. When Lofty is finally rescued, Bob decides to play a trick on Spud!

Dizzy'sCrazyPaving
36
"Dizzy's Crazy Paving"
Diane Redmond
3/10/2000
Wendy is laying a garden path for Mrs Potts. When Bob rings, Wendy leaves Muck and Dizzy to lay the paving stones, but they are too heavy, and end up smashed. Dizzy's suggestion of laying the broken stones is dismissed by Muck, but Wendy thinks crazy paving is a brilliant idea. Mrs Potts returns from the shops and is delighted.

SpudandSquawk
37
"Spud and Squawk"
Teddy Kempner
Andy Secombe
3/17/2000
Spud is scaring crows in Farmer Pickles's field, but cannot shake off one particularly persistent bird who follows him everywhere. He decides to climb aboard Travis's trailer, and get the tractor to drive so fast that the crow will be blown off, which leads to a bit of a mess!

Muck'sSleep-Over
38
"Muck's Sleep-Over"
Ben Randall
3/24/2000
While Bob and the team work overnight on a tunnel, Muck stays at the farm with Travis. But Spud tries to scare Muck, who gets frightened of the dark and runs away. Meanwhile, Pilchard goes missing when she investigates an owl's hoot. Bob finally sets up some lights to calm Muck down, but this now means that Spud is the one that cannot sleep!

TrailerTravis
39
"Trailer Travis"
"Travis' Trailer"
Ben Randall
4/1/2000
Spud hitches a ride with Travis, who is on his way to deliver some hardcore to Farmer Pickles. When Travis tires of the heavy load, Spud comes up with an idea that leads to a bit of a mess at the crossroads - but luckily, Bob has a plan.

Characters

Characters Introduced

Trivia

  • This season will be the first time Bob wears the red screwdriver (Wendy wears the red screwdriver between Seasons 2-16).
  • This season marks the first appearances of Mr. Bernard Bentley, Mr. Fothergill, Tommy, Mr. Dixon and Squawk.
  • This was the first season to feature Wendy wearing her usual green shirt builders outfit full-time.
  • This was the last season to use the Seasons 1-3 intro for the UK version.

Source

Australian Premier Dates:

Original Series

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9

Project: Build It

Season 10Season 11Season 12Season 13Season 14Season 15Season 16

Ready, Steady, Build!

Season 17Season 18