Percy and Harold and Other Stories, also known as Volume 5 in New Zealand, is a UK/AUS/NZ VHS featuring eight second season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. It was re-released in 1992 under the name The Runaway and other stories.



It's full steam ahead for Thomas, the little blue engine with the short stumpy funnel, short stumpy boiler and short stumpy dome and his special friends Gordon, Henry, James, Percy, Edward, Toby, Annie and Clarabel the carriages and of course their Boss, the Fat Controller. His friend, storyteller Ringo Starr says 'Thomas is Number One and never lets anyone forget it!'


  1. Percy and Harold
  2. The Runaway
  3. Percy Takes the Plunge
  4. Pop Goes the Diesel
  5. Dirty Work
  6. A Close Shave
  7. Better Late Than Never
  8. Break Van


  • Some copies of the 1988 Australian release included a fan card.
  • The front cover of the 1988 Australian release features a mirrored image. The back cover features a promotional image from the first series.
  • The back cover of the 1991 Australian release features an image from Percy Runs Away.
  • The front cover of the 1992 UK release features an image from No Joke for James.
  • On the Australian release, Terence's nameboard is absent after Percy Takes the Plunge and Better Late Than Never, as is Bertie's after Dirty Work.


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