If your kids are engine-obsessed, take them along to this enjoyable, pleasantly brief cartoon based on Rev W Audrey's beloved characters
Eddie Redmayne’s career is really going places after winning the Best Actor Oscar. He’s set to star in a new Harry Potter spin-off, plays a 1920s transgender pioneer in upcoming drama ‘The Danish Girl’ – and there’s his scene-stealing role in this new Thomas the Tank Engine film. Redmayne plays Ryan, an interfering new engine who bumps Thomas off his number one spot in the Fat Controller’s affections. Funny thing is, he’s in good company. Olivia Colman is Marion, a ditsy digger (‘Want to guess what’s in my shovel?’), and John Hurt is a rascally pirate. All of which is very sweet and mercifully short at less than 60 minutes.