Sam Barlow was a story executive for Thomas and Friends. He wrote Mr. Arkwright and Mr. Perkins segments (as well as creating the latter) and was the supervising producer for The Great Discovery. Other credits include the "Silent Hill" video games and HiT Entertainment's other shows, "Bob the Builder" and "Angelina Ballerina". He left HiT Entertainment in 2010 after working on eight seasons and five specials of Thomas.

Segments Written

Mr. Arkwright

  • Mr Arkwright's Special Job

Driver Perkins

  • Mr Perkins' Party
  • Mr Perkins' Railway Lesson
  • Mr Perkins' Seaside
  • Mr Perkins' Fancy Dress
  • Mr Perkins' Painting
  • Mr Perkins' Trainee
  • Mr Perkins is Snowed In
  • Mr Perkins Clowns Around


  • He, Sharon Miller, Paul Larson, Laura Beaumont, Helen Farrall, Lee Pressman, Ross Hastings, Polly Churchill, James Mason, and Marc Seal have all worked on "Bob the Builder". Rob Rackstraw, David Menkin, Steven Kynman, and Rupert Degas voiced characters for the show as well.
  • Sam recalls that he only watched CBBC growing up, so he never really was familiar with Thomas since it was on CITV.

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