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better Late Than Never & Other Stories is a Thomas US VHS/DVD release featuring two Season 1 episodes and five Season 2 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. This video was distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment in 1991, Random House Home Video in 1991, Polygram Video in 1992, Warner Home Video in 1995, Strand Home Video in 2000, Time-Life Video in 2001, Video Treasures in 2002 and 2003, Walt Disney Home Entertainment in 2002, and Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2012 and 2015.

Stories

  1. Better Late Than Never
  2. Pop Goes The Diesel
  3. Diesel's Devious Deed
  4. A Close Shave For Duck
  5. Gordon Takes A Dip
  6. Down The Mine
  7. The Runaway

Notes

  • The Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/2003 Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions are narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • The 2002 Video Treasures/Walt Disney Home Entertainment versions are narrated by Ringo Starr and Alec Baldwin.
  • Release Date: Janurary 27, 1991.
  • In the Strand VCI/Random House/2015 Anchor Bay versions, the Season 2 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and the outro are used together.
  • In the Polygram Video/Warner Home Video/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/2012 Anchor Bay versions, the Season 2 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and outro are used together.
  • In the Video Treasures/Walt Disney Home Entertainment version, the Season 2 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and the Season 5 outro are used together.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Opening Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  2. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Polygram Video version

  1. FBI Warning
  2. Polygram Video logo (1993-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Warner Home Video version

  1. Warner Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Warner Home Video logo (1986)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1993-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

2002 Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Walt Disney Home Entertainment version

  1. Navy Blue WDHV/BVHV FBI Warnings
  2. The Walt Disney Company Intro/Join us For a Special Preview bumper
  3. Finding Nemo teaser trailer
  4. Miramax's Pinocchio trailer
  5. Coming to Video bumper
  6. Schoolhouse Rocks: The 30th Anniversary trailer
  7. Mickey's House of Mouse trailer
  8. Rolie Polie Ollie videos trailer
  9. Feature Program (Playhouse Disney variation)
  10. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  11. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  12. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

2003 Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  6. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

2012 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

2015 Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2007)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas & Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of Better Late Than Never

Closing Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro

Polygram Video version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro
  3. Polygram Video logo (1993-1997)

Warner Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro
  3. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro

2002 Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. www.thomasthetankengine.com logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Walt Disney Home Entertainment version

  1. Last few seconds of Lady Hatt's Birthday Party
  2. Thomas & Friends Season 5 outro
  3. www.thomasthetankengine.com logo

2003 Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

2012 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2004-2007)

2015 Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of The Runaway
  2. Thomas & Friends outro
  3. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (2007)

Trivia

  • There is a rare 2002 version. It has four bonus stories after The Runaway which are Toby's Tightrope, Edward Helps Out, Percy's Predicament and Lady Hatt's Birthday Party. Toby's Tightrope and Lady Hatt's Birthday Party are the only ones narrated by Alec Baldwin. The end credits are from the "Best of Percy" 2001 VHS.

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Nameplates

Strand VCI/Random House/2015 Anchor Bay versions

After Better Late Than Never

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Duck
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Diesel
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Pop Goes The Diesel

  • Diesel
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Duck

After Diesel's Devious Deed

  • Duck
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Diesel

After A Close Shave For Duck

  • Thomas
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Gordon Takes A Dip

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Down The Mine

  • Edward
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

Strand Home Video version

After Better Late Than Never

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Pop Goes The Diesel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Diesel's Devious Deed

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Close Shave For Duck

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Gordon Takes A Dip

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Down The Mine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

2002 Video Treasures/Walt Disney Home Entertainment version

After Better Late Than Never

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Pop Goes The Diesel

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Diesel's Devious Deed

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After A Close Shave For Duck

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Gordon Takes A Dip

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Down The Mine

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After The Runaway

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Toby's Tightrope

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

After Edward Helps Out

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby

After Percy's Predicament

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

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