Jun 19, 1999
Whilst building a new shed for Travis, Bob is left 'stranded' when naughty Spud takes Bob's ladder to go apple picking. When Bob realises the ladder has gone he tries to get Dizzy's attention but as usual she is humming away to her walkman. He tries to phone Wendy but drops the phone which falls to the ground. Luckily Bob sees Muck and sends him back to the yard for his other ladder. In his haste Muck forgets the ladder won't go sideways through the yard gates. It snaps in two. In the end it's Wendy who comes to the rescue, taking Lofty the crane back to help Bob. The thief returns clutching his stomach - Spud has eaten too many apples and deeply regrets ever taking the ladder. Later on in the evening when Travis is tucked up in his shed, a cold Spud asks if he can join him. Travis says he can as long as he doesn't mind sleeping with a big pile of apples. Spud groans in horror and runs off into the night.
Bob's Big Surprise
Jun 25, 1999
Wendy is going away for the day so she has arranged for Mrs Potts to look after the office. Bob and the Machines decide to do up Wendy's garden as a surprise. Unfortunately, Mrs Potts phones in sick so Bob has to divide his time between working on Wendy's garden and popping back to the office to check the answerphone for messages. As Wendy's garden starts to take shape things are livening up back at the office - much to the annoyance of Pilchard who is trying to sleep. Faxes pour out of the machine and pile up on the floor, the phone rings and lots of messages are left. By the end of the day the garden is finished and the office is a complete mess. But Wendy loves her big surprise and is happy to get the office sorted out now she has a lovely garden to relax in at the end of the day.
Jun 26, 1999
Bob has a day working at the yard building some window frames. He doesn't need the help of the machines so he organises some errands for them. Meanwhile Spud the scarecrow is bored of standing around in the field all day long - he wants some action. He launches into a Karate routine, jumping around quite vigorously and doesn't notice when his turnip nose drops off and rolls down a mole hole. When Travis returns he notices there is something different about Spud but can't work out what. Dizzy is the first to point out to the mortified Spud that he is noseless. Kindly Dizzy organises a search party and on their travels the machines find various things that might make a suitable nose, a traffic cone, a corn on the cob and a bicycle horn. Luckily, the moles push Spud's nose back out of their mole hole and, to his delight, Spud is no longer noseless.
Jul 01, 1999
Bob has two jobs to do today, erecting bollards around the Town Hall and putting up Mrs Potts' garden statues. Bob and the Machines start by digging holes for the statues in Mrs. Potts' garden, then move on to the Town Hall job. Bob begins unloading the edging stones, then realises he's brought the wrong ones. He heads back to the yard with Scoop to rectify his mistake. No sooner has he gone than the bollards arrive. Odd looking bollards, think Dizzy and Muck, but they put their strange appearance down to the vagaries of human taste.
Lofty To The Rescue
Jul 08, 1999
Lofty, Scoop and Muck are clearing some land near the new bridge, while Bob, Dizzy and Roley repair the pavement in the town centre. Lofty's scared of heights so, rather than cross the bridge, he goes the long way round, past Spud's field. The naughty Scarecrow, looking for some fun, decides to follow Lofty. Despite Spud teasing him about his fear of mice and heights, Lofty helps to clear the site by piling up some logs.
Wendy's Big Match
Jul 15, 1999
Bob's entered the yard into the 'Brightest Builders' Yard Competition' but he's only got a few hours to tidy up and decorate it with flowers before the judges arrive. Meanwhile, Wendy has to get the new football pitch ready for the big match that night. It's all go! Bob and Muck stay behind to sort out the yard whilst Wendy and the others zoom off to prepare the pitch. Football mad Dizzy can't believe her luck and has a quick kickabout whilst Wendy and the other machines get to work on the pitch. Spud, who's come to see what's going on, joins in and gives the ball a huge kick. Unfortunately it heads straight for Wendy, who is marking out the pitch with the line-marking machine. LOOK OUT WENDY! Wendy manages to avoid the ball but the new line isn't exactly straight. Spud is reprimanded and made to clear up the mess he has caused. Back at the yard, Pilchard has almost been carted away with the rubbish and Bird has made a nest in some of the new flowers!
Tea Set Travis
Jul 22, 1999
Bob and the machines are picking up the Town's rubbish, ready for recycling. Roley is excited - he gets to crush anything that can't be reused. At the farm, Farmer Pickles is going through his possessions, putting junk aside ready for Bob to collect. He comes across a box containing his Gran's tea set which, he explains to Travis, is very precious. Just then, the phone rings and Farmer Pickles is called away to attend to some escaped sheep. As he rushes off, he asks Travis to take special care of the tea set. Spud arrives at the Farm looking for someone to play with.
Dizzy's Bird Watch
Jul 29, 1999
When Bob and Lofty move some stacks of tiles in the Yard, they make an exciting discovery. A bird's nest containing a solitary egg is nestling amongst a pile of old tires. Although the nest is not in the safest of places, Wendy explains that they cannot move it because it will frighten the mother bird away. Just as the Machines are starting to wonder where the mother is she returns. It becomes Dizzy's job to "bird watch" whilst Bob and the other machines are at work repairing a roof.
Bob's Barn Raising
Aug 02, 1999
It's harvesting time but the barn where Farmer Pickles normally stores his hay bales is about to collapse. With no time to do the repairs himself he calls for Bob the Builder. 'Repair your Barn in a day?' says Bob. Bob and gang work hard against the clock to get the barn finished. As they work, the thunder rumbles and the lightening flashes as a summer rainstorm threatens. Meanwhile Muck helps Farmer Pickles and Travis with the harvesting. Will they get the harvest in the barn before the rain starts? By the time Farmer Pickles returns with his bales the barn is fixed. At the end of the busy harvesting day, Bob and gang are pleased with their hard work and Farmer Pickles is delighted that his harvest is safe in the barn as the first drops of rain fall.
Aug 06, 1999
Bob is doing some work on the Clocktower when Lofty, frightened by a bat, knocks over the ladder leaving Bob stranded on the scaffolding. He decides to call Wendy on his mobile, and then realises that he's left it at the bottom of the Clocktower. Meanwhile, Muck, Scoop and Dizzy are clearing a field whilst Wendy checks the answerphone in the office. Muck misunderstands something Scoop says and goes off in a sulk before Dizzy can stop him. Meanwhile, a frightened Lofty has got completely lost and is wandering the lanes trying to find his way back to the yard. Muck is also lost - worse, it's getting dark, and he's scared of the dark. And someone or something is making strange noises! Wendy arrives at the field to find Muck's gone missing. She and the Machines race back to the yard but Muck's not there either. Wendy tries to ring Bob on his mobile but, of course, there's no answer. Wendy decides to look for Muck herself.
Pilchard Goes Fishing
Aug 13, 1999
Bob has a busy day ahead of him so, to help out, Wendy has decided to clean out his fish tank. Pilchard, naturally, is taking a keen interest in the proceedings. In his hurry to get to work, Bob has forgotten the cement and sends Muck back to collect it. Muck races into the yard, and is forced to brake sharply to avoid hitting Bird. He skids into a lean-to at high speed, badly damaging it. Hearing the commotion, Wendy rushes out of the house carrying the bowl with the goldfish in it. At Muck's pleading, she decides to fix the lean-to herself. She absent-mindedly places the bowl with Bob's fish in it by some bags of cement. Whilst Wendy and the machines are busy fixing the lean-to, Pilchard makes numerous sneaky attempts to catch herself a delicious meal. Each time her schemes are unwittingly foiled by Wendy and the machines. By the time Bob gets back to the yard, the lean-to is fixed and looks as good as new.
Wendy's Tennis Court
Aug 20, 1999
Bob, Wendy and the Machines are building a tennis court. The court has been dug out and rolled flat ready for its special asphalt surface. Wendy, Roley and Dizzy head off to finish it while Bob stays at the yard to build the umpire's seat and scoreboard. Dizzy is in heaven mixing the lovely green asphalt - she pours it on to the court and Roley rolls it flat. They do a lovely job and head back to the yard with Wendy to pick up the fencing. Meanwhile, Travis and Spud arrive at the court with the tennis net. Spud, as usual thinking of his stomach, decides if he helps Wendy by unloading the net, she will give him something to eat. Unfortunately, the net is too heavy for Spud to handle by himself and he falls slap-bang onto the gooey green asphalt. He tries to cover up the mess with grass but the surface now looks lumpy so he persuades Travis to 'do a Roley' and smooth it with his tyres. Just as Travis is in the midst of 'smoothing' the asphalt Wendy and Scoop arrive.
Bob's White Christmas
Aug 27, 1999
It's Christmas Eve and the machines are very excited, especially when Bob begins decorating the yard with lights and Wendy and Scoop arrive with a huge Christmas Tree. They're even more thrilled when Bob tells them he has been asked to help Santa Claus by dressing up as him for the School Carol Concert. After all, Santa can't be everywhere on this special night! Suddenly it starts to snow heavily - so heavily, in fact, that Farmer Pickles gets snowed in, and has to ring Bob for help.