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The Very Best of Thomas and Friends is a UK/AUS VHS/DVD release featuring three first season episodes and four second season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr, as well as four third season, three fourth season and two fifth season episodes narrated by Michael Angelis.

Description

2002 UK VHS

A Super collection including all your favourite episodes starring the friendly tank engine, Thomas.

All aboard for loads of fun and mischief with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of 16 favourite episodes voted for by you.

All your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Cranky, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller. Episodes from all five series of this classic children's TV series on one tape.

2003 UK DVD

A Super collection including all your favourite episodes from the first 5 series starring the friendly tank engine, Thomas.

All aboard for loads of fun and adventures with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of 16 favourite episodes voted for by you.

All your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Cranky, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller. Episodes from all five series of this classic children's TV series on one DVD.

AUS VHS/DVD

Enjoy this super collection of favourite stories starring Thomas, the friendly tank engine.

All aboard for loads of fun and mischief with Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor in this amazing collection of sixteen favourite episodes.

It stars all your favourite characters; Thomas, Gordon, James, The Coaches, Cranky, Percy, Duncan, Diesel, Peter Sam, Toby, Bertie, Duck, Henry and of course The Fat Controller!

Episodes

  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. James and the Coaches
  3. Cranky Bugs
  4. Rusty and the Boulder
  5. Dirty Work
  6. Paint Pots and Queens
  7. Buzz, Buzz
  8. Thomas and the Special Letter
  9. Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  10. Trust Thomas
  11. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  12. No Joke for James
  13. Pop Goes the Diesel
  14. Ghost Train
  15. Percy Runs Away
  16. Gallant Old Engine

Trivia

  • Some releases included a Motor Road and Rail Thomas.
  • The episodes were chosen by Thomas fans.
  • The cover features images from the second season episode, Duck Takes Charge, the fourth season episode, Rock 'n' Roll and the fifth season episodes, Toby and the Flood, James and the Trouble with Trees, Double Teething Troubles and A Better View for Gordon, even though these episodes are not featured.
  • In the UK, the VHS version has the Gullane logo, while the DVD has the HiT logo.
  • During the DVD menu opening, the shot from the third season episode, Trust Thomas when Thomas passed a field of cows is mirrored.
  • In the episode selection, instrumentals from Thomas and Gordon and James and the Coaches can be heard.
  • This is the only compilation VHS in Australia to feature the episodes digitally remastered.
  • This is the first DVD release where the selection to play all episodes reads “Play All”.

Goofs

  • On the back cover, it says "Peter, Sam" as if he were two separate characters.
  • The second season episode, Dirty Work is placed before the previous episode from the same season, Pop Goes the Diesel, meaning that audiences would not know properly who Diesel is. Additionally, younger viewers would not know why Diesel is sulking.
  • The back cover of the Australian re-release had the last six episodes removed off the list due to spacing and the running time says 50 minutes.

DVD Packs

UK

  • The Fogman and The Very Best of Thomas and Friends Double Pack

AUS