The Best of Bertie is a UK VHS featuring one Season 1 episode and three Season 2 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and four Season 3 episodes narrated by Michael Angelis. This was Distributed by The Video Collection in 1994.


  1. Thomas and Bertie
  2. Bertie's Chase
  3. Better Late Than Never
  4. Edward's Exploit
  5. Thomas Gets Bumped
  6. Trust Thomas
  7. Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party
  8. Bulgy


  • Narrated by Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis.
  • Release Date: 1994.
  • Distributed by The Video Collection.

Episode Summaries

  • Thomas and Bertie - Thomas the Tank Engine and Bertie the Bus decide to stage their own version of the Great Race.
  • Bertie's Chase - Thomas is late, Edward is impatient and the passengers are cross. Dashing Bertie races to the rescue.
  • Better Late Than Never - The Railway is being repaired. Delays make life difficult for Thomas and his friends.
  • Edward's Exploit - Gordon, James and Henry are teasing Edward for being old, but later an accident on an important journey shows just how strong Edward can be.
  • Thomas Gets Bumped - Bertie helps out while Thomas waits for new rails to be laid on his branch line. Thomas is needlessly jealous.
  • Trust Thomas - Bertie learns that he can trust an engine - especially if his name is Thomas. Though Gordon and James prove to be less trustworthy.
  • Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party - Edward and Trevor might be old, but they are Really Useful. Their contribution to the vicar's garden party makes everything a success.
  • Bulgy - It was the sightseeing season on the Island of Sodor and Bertie and the engines were busy. But their busy timetable is disrupted by a devious double decker bus called Bulgy.

Opening Credits

  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

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