Season 3

Episode Guide

Bob's Boots

S3 E1
Dec 24, 1999
Bob's got some new boots! He walks proudly across the yard - squeaking! Bob decides they just need wearing in so off he sets with Lofty on a job to fix a gate. Meanwhile in Farmer Pickles field Spud has challenged Bird to a race to Bob's yard. Bob and Lofty are busy fixing the gate - with boots still squeaking.

Mucky Muck

S3 E2
Dec 31, 1999
It has been raining hard, and Bob returns to the Yard with a mud-splattered Scoop and Muck. He prepares to wash them down, something Muck dreads as he loves being mucky. But he is saved when Bob gets a call to say that Travis is stuck in the mud - Muck is the only one who can pull him out, since he has caterpillar treads. Bob sets off with Muck and Dizzy. Once Travis is rescued, Bob goes back to Farmer Pickles' for a glass of home-made apple juice. Spud appears and starts a mud-pie fight with Muck and Dizzy. When Bob returns they are all covered in mud, so Bob takes them back to the farm for a "surprise" -- a good soapy wash. Spud is even more horrified than Muck, and as he tries to flee, he slips and falls headlong in the mud.

Bob's Day Off

S3 E3
Jan 05, 2000
Bob takes a day off to go bird-watching, while Wendy looks after the only job on the books: rebuilding a wall. However, the computer breaks down and Wendy has to wait in for the repairman. She phones Bob to ask him to handle the wall. He obliges, then goes back to trying to photograph the rare Blue-Crested Warbler. However, his attempts are frustrated when his mobile phone rings again - an urgent job has come up and the repairman has still not arrived. Bob deals with this, and then yet another job which cannot wait. Eventually, the repair man finds one of Pilchard's clock work mouse inside the computer. By now it is too late for any more bird-watching, but the Blue-Crested Warbler appears on top of Lofty's crane. Being very quiet so as not to frighten it away, Bob finally gets his photo.

Magnetic Lofty

S3 E4
Jan 08, 2000
Bob, Wendy and the Machines are spending the day doing jobs to make the town a nicer place to live. Bob is off to lay grass over the old rubbish dump and make it into a park. Wendy is off to the old railway line to pull it up and make a new cycle track. Lofty has a magnet attached to his crane so that he can pull up the pieces of track off the railway line. The only thing he has to do is concentrate on controlling it, which becomes a bit of a struggle for him. Mr Bentley the Building Inspector visits Bob and Wendy at their different sites checking the work they are doing. Mr Bentley looses his special pen, He is anxious to find it but Bob realises it must be under the turf that he has laid. Luckily Muck arrives with Lofty who still has his magnet attached. Bob has a brilliant idea that Lofty can use his magnet to detect the pen under the turf. After pulling up a few odd bits of metal Lofty finally recovers Mr Bentley's pen.

Roley's Tortoise

S3 E5
Jan 15, 2000
Bob, Wendy, Roley and Dizzy are finishing a new Bus Stop. When Dizzy spots a 'stone' moving across the road. Wendy realises that the stone is a tortoise and everyone decides that 'Timmy' as Roley has named his new friend - would be a lot safer at the yard.

Special Delivery Spud

S3 E6
Jan 22, 2000
Bob's saw is so blunt that Mrs Potts's fence is behind schedule. He decides to order Wendy her own saw as a surprise, but unknown to him, Wendy orders a new one for him too. The next day, Mr Dixon the Delivery Man rings to say that he has a parcel for Bob but his van has broken down. Spud is feeling helpful and takes a sack of Mr Dixon's parcels - unfortunately, as he can't read, he delivers them all to the wrong people. When Bob discovers that the sack is missing, he offers to track it down. He finds Spud as he finishes his deliveries, and makes him collect all the parcels to take back to Mr Dixon. Back at the Yard, Wendy comes over with a parcel for Bob. Bob has got one addressed to Wendy too. They unwrap them and discover that they have each bought the other a saw.

Pilchard's Breakfast

S3 E7
Feb 05, 2000
Mr Beasley is having a conservatory built. Wendy leaves to dig the foundations, while Bob waits at the Yard for a delivery of bricks. However, he sets off without giving Pilchard her breakfast. Roley and Lofty prove unable to open her tin of cat food, so Pilchard decides to fend for herself. She nearly manages to snatch some fish from Mrs Broadbent's basket, then tries to steal Mrs Potts's dog's dinner. However, startled by his barks, she runs into the road, narrowly avoiding Travis, who is transporting the conservatory roof. Bob realises his mistake and takes Pilchard to the site for something to eat, but Wendy has just eaten his last sandwich. However, Lofty arrives with Pilchard's bowl and a tin of cat food - but no tin opener! Fortunately, Wendy notices that it is a ring-pull can, and Pilchard finally gets her breakfast.

Scoop's In Charge

S3 E8
Feb 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 (completing the Mayor's new garage) so Bob cannot escape. The responsibility goes to Scoop's head, and he 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. Meanwhile, Bob is honoured with his own presentation watch (a secret which Wendy and the Machines had been keeping from him) and when he hears of the accident, he gives Mr Bentley this as a replacement. Later, Mr Bentley calls by the Yard. So happy is the Mayor with his new garage and, hearing the saga of Bob's watch, he has decided to give Bob another watch for his good work.

Scoop Has Some Fun

S3 E9
Mar 02, 2000
Bob is erecting some telegraph poles with Scoop, and phones Wendy to say that he will need Lofty and Muck after lunch. During the lunch break, Spud persuades Scoop to help him play some tricks. First, Scoop hides behind a haystack and uses his scoop to lift a "magic" bale into the air - Travis is suitably impressed. Next, Spud gets Scoop to lift him onto the barn roof, and he terrifies Muck with a scary voice. 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. The terrified Lofty gets some logs caught under his wheels and falls onto his side, so Spud goes to get help. Scoop thinks it is another prank, but Bob says they had better make sure. Lofty is rescued, and Bob decides to play a trick on Spud: he dresses up in old clothes and pretends to be Farmer Pickles's new scarecrow.

Dizzy's Crazy Paving

S3 E10
Mar 10, 2000
Bob and Wendy finish plastering a wall, and while it is drying, Wendy decides to make a start on another job - laying a garden path for Mrs Potts. Things begin badly: Mrs Potts is afraid Roley will crush her flower beds, and insists that Wendy use a hand roller. Roley's hurt feelings are mollified when Wendy asks him to supervise her rolling. Bob rings to say that the plaster is dry, so Wendy goes back to help him with the painting, leaving Muck and Dizzy to lay the paving stones. The heavy stones end up getting smashed. Bob is worried about the Machines being left alone, so Wendy returns to discover the disaster. Dizzy's suggestion of laying the broken stones is dismissed by Muck, but Wendy thinks it is a brilliant idea - crazy paving! Mrs Potts returns from the shops and is delighted at this novel touch.

Spud & Squawk

S3 E11
Mar 17, 2000
Mr Bentley asks Bob and crew to build a new out-of-town car park. Meanwhile Spud is scaring crows in Farmer Pickles' 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. Heading towards town, Travis has to swerve to avoid Muck, who is coming the other way towing the line-marking machine. The crow is scared away, but Travis's load of corn spills all over the road, and Farmer Pickles insists that Spud clear it up. Once this job is finished, Wendy asks Farmer Pickles if they can borrow Spud - she has sown some grass borders in the car park and needs a scarecrow to keep the birds off. Unluckily for Spud, his persistent friend returns to keep him company.

Muck's Sleepover

S3 E12
Mar 24, 2000
Farmer Pickles agrees to let Muck sleep over with Travis, while Bob undertakes a night job at the tunnel. Muck cannot sleep because the countryside is so much darker than the town. Spud makes some noises to scare Muck, who charges away from the farm with Spud in pursuit. Pilchard, who has accompanied Bob on the night job, hears an owl's hoot and decides to investigate. Worried that she might get lost, Bob goes after her. He bumps into a nervous Muck, who joins in the hunt. Meanwhile Spud is lost in the woods, and hears the owl's cries. He jumps back - thinking it's a 'hooting monster'. Spud rushes back to Travis's shed. Pilchard dashes straight into Bob's arms, and they all go back to the tunnel to finish the job. Then Bob sets up his arc-lights at the farm, so Muck will have enough light to sleep. Spud however, cannot sleep with all the light so heads of to Farmer Pickles barn to get a good night sleep away from bright lights and hooting monsters!

Trailer Travis

S3 E13
Apr 01, 2000
Wendy, Muck, and Dizzy head off to put up a new signpost at the crossroads. Meanwhile, Travis and Spud come to the Yard to take a delivery of hardcore to Farmer Pickles. Bob meanwhile goes to Mrs Broadbent's to build a porch, and she gives him a couple of apple pies as a thank you. Once Travis is loaded up he can barely move, so Scoop offers to escort him to the Farm. Spud hitches a ride in the trailer. As they reach the brow of a hill, Travis is struggling, so Spud uncouples his trailer to give him a rest. Unfortunately, it rolls down the hill with Spud on board and continues to roll through the country lanes towards the signpost. Bob is admiring Wendy's work when they hear Spud's cries. Bob hands Wendy one of Mrs Broadbent's rock-hard pies, and they throw them under the wheels of the runaway trailer before it can do any damage.