The Complete First Series is a UK VHS featuring all twenty-six first season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr. It was originally distributed on VHS by VCI in 1998.


  1. Thomas and Gordon
  2. Edward and Gordon
  3. The Sad Story of Henry
  4. Edward, Gordon and Henry
  5. Thomas' Train
  6. Thomas and the Trucks
  7. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  8. James and the Coaches
  9. Troublesome Trucks
  10. James and the Express
  11. Thomas and the Guard
  12. Thomas Goes Fishing
  13. Thomas, Terence and the Snow
  14. Thomas and Bertie
  15. Tenders and Turntables
  16. Trouble in the Shed
  17. Percy Runs Away
  18. Coal
  19. The Flying Kipper
  20. Whistles and Sneezes
  21. Toby and the Stout Gentleman
  22. Thomas in Trouble
  23. Dirty Objects
  24. Off the Rails
  25. Down the Mine
  26. Thomas' Christmas Party


  • Narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Date: June 22nd, 1998.
  • The 1998 VHS release spine uses screenshots from Train Stops Play, No Joke for James, and Wrong Road.
  • Distributed by VCI.

Opening Credits

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

Opening Previews (UK)

  1. Control VCI Warning (1995)
  2. VCI Warning (1995)
  3. VCI Ident (voiceover: "VCI presents some of the most popular children's characters available to buy on video.")
  4. Thomas the Tank Engine Promo
  5. Fourways Farms Promo
  6. Sooty and Co. Promo
  7. My Christmas Play Rhymes and Songs Promo
  8. Tots Video Promo
  9. The BFG Promo
  10. Video overview (the "New for '97" overview is cut out.)
  11. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  12. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Opening
  13. First few seconds of Thomas and Gordon

Closing Previews (UK)

  1. Last few seconds of Thomas' Christmas Party
  2. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Closing
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production: @Britt Allcroft (Thomas) Limited 1984
  4. VCI ident (1995)

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