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The eighth season premiered in the UK between September 17 to December 10, 2002 on BBC and was re-shown on CBeebies. In the US, the eighth season premiered between January 8 to March 26, 2005 on PBS and was re-shown on Sprout.

Episodes

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Episode
Number
UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by
Original air date
BobthePhotographer
92
"Bob the Photographer"
Julie Jones
9/17/2002
Bob tries to take some pictures of the town for a competition, but Spud goes around taking pictures when Bob leaves the camera on the wall at Farmer Pickles' Field when he has to help fix the leak in the wall inside the school house.

Mr.Bentley'sTrains
93
"Mr. Bentley's Trains"
Sarah Ball
9/24/2002
Train enthusiast Mr Bentley is away for the day because he is going to a meeting of building inspectors, and, in his absence, Mrs Bentley decides to surprise her husband by asking Bob to build him a brand new model railway in the shed. Meanwhile, Scoop, Lofty, Roley and Spud pretend to be a train and carry people to where they need to go.

Wendy'sBigNightOut
94
"Wendy's Big Night Out"
Diane Redmond
10/1/2002
Mr Sabatini asks Wendy to be the guest of honour at the opening of his new restaurant.

RacingMuck
95
"Racing Muck"
James Henry
10/8/2002
Bob is building a new swimming pool for the mayor. He asks Muck to collect some special tiles from J.J.'s explaining they are very fragile and easy to break. While returning from J.J.'s yard, Muck meets Spud who claims to be late for Farmer Pickles. Spud convinces Muck to give him a ride through a bumpy field. Once back at the building site, Muck realizes all the tiles are broken.

Mr.Beasley'sNoisyPipes
96
"Mr. Beasley's Noisy Pipes"
Polly Churchill
10/15/2002
Mr. Beasley mistakes the noise of his old pipes for a mole stuck under his floorboards which gives him anxiety.

Lofty'sJungleFun
97
"Lofty's Jungle Fun"
Julie Jones
10/22/2002
Bob and the gang build a pedestrian crossing, while Mrs Percival asks Molly to paint a mural of a jungle scene in the school playground. Meanwhile, Lofty imagines what it would be like to be in the jungle.

BallroomBob
98
"Ballroom Bob"
Simon Jowett
10/29/2002
Bob gets some secret dance lessons from Mrs. Percival, but he realizes that he can't dance the salsa until an outdoor dance floor is built.

Molly'sFashionShow
99
"Molly's Fashion Show"
Glenn Dakin
11/5/2002
Pam Goody is running out of money to complete the Arts Centre renovations and Molly suggests holding a fashion show to raise funds.

SpudandtheDoves
100
"Spud and the Doves"
Sarah Ball
11/12/2002
Mr Ellis has a batch of doves delivered to use in his magic act, and asks Bob to build a dovecote.

FirstAidMolly
101
"First Aid Molly"
Peter Reeves
11/19/2002
Molly takes a first aid job at wanting to be a doctor.

Mr.BentleyDogSitter
102
"Mr. Bentley: Dog Sitter"
Jimmy Hibbert
11/26/2002
Mr. Bentley is dog sitting, but the dog escapes.

TravisGetsLucky
103
"Travis Gets Lucky"
Diane Redmond
12/3/2002
Travis feels as if he needs his lucky horseshoe to plow the fields. However, when he loses it, he finds that he can do his jobs without any lucky horseshoe.

ScrufftyOnGuard
104
"Scruffty On Guard"
Glenn Dakin
12/10/2002
Farmer Pickles has a new family of pigs delivered to his farm, so Bob must build a new home for them.

Specials

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Special
Number
UK title (top)
US title (bottom)
Written by
Original air date
BobtheBuilderTheLiveShow
#2
"Bob the Builder: The Live Show"
Sarah Ball
10/7/2002
The episodes of Bob the Builder comes to live. (Filmed At The SSE Arena, Wembley.)

Characters

Characters Introduced

Trivia

  • The episodes that were never released onto home media in the UK were:
    • Episode 1 - Bob the Photographer
    • Episode 3 - Wendy's Big Night Out
    • Episode 10 - First Aid Molly
    • Episode 12 - Travis Gets Lucky
  • and Episode 13 - Scruffty On Guard. These episodes were rare to see with UK voices until people online got the episodes onto YouTube.
  • This season marks the first appearances of Tony the Hairdresser, Mr. Steven, Pam Goody, Katy, Freada and Bertie, Timmikins and Humpty/His Family.
  • This is the first season of a few things:
    • First season to premier on PBS for the US.
    • First season to fully premier after the launch of the CBeebies channel.
  • The US dub of this season was produced in 2003 as two episodes (Mr. Bentley's Trains and Racing Muck) were released on home video that year, but wasn't aired on Television until early 2005 when the series moved to PBS. Some episodes were also released on home video in 2004 before premiering on PBS in early 2005. It is currently unknown why this season didn't premier in 2003 or 2004 for the US.

Source

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