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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
Carter Crocker
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
Bob and the gang build a model railway that will be a surprise for Mr. Bentley.

Wendy'sBigNightOut
94
Wendy's Big Night Out
Mark Zaslove
10/1/2002
Wendy goes out for a night in the town.

RacingMuck
95
Racing Muck
James Henry
10/8/2002
Muck suddenly goes in a racing mood but she gets advice from Skip and Trix.

Mr.Beasley'sNoisyPipes
96
Mr. Beasley's Noisy Pipes
Peter Corey
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
Lofty imagines what it would be like to be in the jungle.

BallroomBob
98
Ballroom Bob
Phil Walker
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
Lee Price
11/5/2002
Molly hosts a fashion show, but it then goes wrong.

SpudandtheDoves
100
Spud and the Doves
Peter Corey
11/12/2002
Spud gets some trouble with doves.

FirstAidMolly
101
First Aid Molly
Morgan Kempner
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

  • Tony the Hairdresser (Wendy's Big Night Out)
  • Mr. Steven (Racing Muck)
  • Pam Goody (Molly's Fashion Show)
  • Katy (Spud and the Doves)
  • Freada and Bertie (Spud and the Doves)
  • Timmikins (Mr. Bentley: Dog Sitter)
  • Humpty/His Family (Scruffty On Guard)

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 - Scruffy 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, Humpty/His Family, Florence Mountfitchet and the Librarian.
  • 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 was produced in 2004, but was aired on Television in early 2005 when the show 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

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Project: Build It

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Ready, Steady, Build!

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