Escape From Pontypandy Island
Series 9, Episode 5
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Air Date May 10, 2014 (UK)
November 4, 2014 (US)
Previous Magic Norman
Next Troubled Waters
Escape From Pontypandy Island is the 5th episode of Series 9.


When the Pontypandy Pioneers go on a day trip with Trevor to Pontypandy Island, Norman, Mandy, Sarah and James are all desperate to prove that they will be the best explorers. When their boat drifts out to sea, James sets up smoke signals using a wet blanket and Trevor's BBQ fire, but while waiting to be rescued Norman tries to make a big smoke signal by using sticks and causes a big forest fire on the island.



  • Pontypandy Island is introduced for the first time.
  • According to Elvis, Sam has earned at least 6 medals in his firefighting career. The medal he was to be given would have been his seventh.
  • Stock footage from All At Sea is used.
  • Sam declines the award he was supposed to get and instead gives it to James at the end of the episode.


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