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Here's the full version of the Strand VCI release of Woolly Bear & Other Stories.

Opening Previews

  • Strand VCI FBI Warning
  • Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1992)
  • Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  • Thomas & Friends UK Season 4 Intro (Version 1)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • THOMAS AND THE MISSING CHRISTMAS TREE
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON 

Transcript

It was two days before Christmas.Thomas' whistle tootsMany children were expected on the Island of Sodor. All the engines were busy with the final preparations.James' whistle tootsGordon's whistle tootsThe Fat Controller wanted this year's carol party to be an extra special celebration. The Fat Controllerwas now waiting impatiently for Thomas.Thomas' whistle tootsQuickly now.He said. Our Christmas tree has arrived just in time. I want you to fetch it, Thomas. Duck can look after Annie and Clarabel until you back.Will we be all to sing carols too?Asked Thomas.We'll see.Promised The Fat Controller.It would be nice to sing carols again.Sighed Thomas, as he set off on his important mission.Thomas whistle toots as he sets off to get the treeThomas collected the tree safely, but large snowdrifts lay ahead.Thomas stops into the snowdriftI mustn't be late.He thought.The Fat Controller is relying on me.Thomas' whistle tootsWhistling bravely, Thomas tried to move. But he couldn't.A big pile of snow fall.There was worse to come.The snow covers ThomasPoor Thomas was snowed under. Meanwhile, the other engines waited and waited.Donald, Douglas, Henry and Gordon's whistles blowThey were grumbling about Thomas for being late.Silence! Said The Fat Controller.Thomas left the works safely, but snow has brought the telephone lines down. We must asume he is stranded.The engines now felt sorry for Thomas.Donald and Douglas' whistles blowAnd cold, but confident, the twins set off to the rescue.The twins go find Thomas

  • Ringo Starr: Suddenly, they came to the drift that was deeper than the rest.
  • (They hear a sound as it was like, "Help!")
  • Donald: Hush.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Donald.
  • Donald: I can hear something.
  • Douglas: Probably the wind.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Douglas.
  • (They hear it again)
  • Donald: No, listen.
  • Ringo Starr: Insisted Donald.
  • Voice: Over here.
  • (Donald and Douglas realize that it's Thomas)
  • Donald: Oh, it's Thomas. Come on. The poor wee engine must be frozen to the frames in there.
  • Ringo Starr: When the workmen arrived, it took some time to decide how to dig away the heavy drifts of snow. Thomas' driver and fireman, who had taken shelter at the nearby cottage, joined the rescue. At last, Thomas and the precious Christmas tree were free from the snowdrift.
  • (Donald and Douglas pull the snow-covered Thomas out of the drift)
  • (The wind blows the snow off of Thomas)
  • Ringo Starr: Then they set off once more to finish their long journey.
  • (Donald and Douglas' whistles blow)
  • (Thomas' whistle toots)
  • (Donald, Douglas and Thomas arrive just in time for the party)
  • Ringo Starr: Sir Topham Hatt greeted them warmly.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: As a reward for all your hard work, you may go and enjoy the carols.
  • (The engines' whistles start to toot)
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Be quick, now.
  • Ringo Starr: At the big station, all was soon ready.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: One, two, three.
  • (The lights flash on)
  • Ringo Starr: Suddenly, like magic, the station was flooded with lights.
  • Sir Topham Hatt: Ladies, gentlemen and children, I give you three cheers for Thomas the Tank Engine, and all his friends who have made this occasion possible.
  • (Harold was in the sky, going around)
  • Ringo Starr: Suddenly, there was strange wirring sound. Percy and Toby smiled. They knew who it was.
  • (Harold starts to go down)With landing lights shining brightly, Harold the Helicopter touched down gently in the snow. Bringing the greatest surprise of all, Santa Claus. Everyone cheered, and the party began.The "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" theme playsIt's no fun getting stuck in the snow.Whispered Thomas to love.But it was worth it for this party. Happy Christmas, Thomas. Happy Christmas, everyone.

Nameplates after Thomas & The Missing Christmas Tree

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Rusty
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Stepney
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Percy's Ghostly Trick

  • (An owl hoots)
  • (The owl hoots once more and Edward's whistle blows)
  • Percy: And every year on a date of the accident, it runs again as a warning to others plunging into the gap, shrieking like a lost soul.
  • Thomas: Percy, what are you talking about?
  • Percy: The ghost train. Driver saw it last night.
  • Thomas and Toby: Where?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Thomas and Toby.
  • Percy: He didn't say. Ooh, it makes my wheels wobble to think of it.
  • Thomas: Huh.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're just a silly little engine. I'm not scared.
  • Percy: Thomas didn't believe in your ghosts.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Percy next morning. His driver laughed.
  • Percy's Driver: Neither do I. It was only a pretend ghost story.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was dissapointed. That evening, he came back from the harbor.
  • (Percy's whistle toots and an owl hoots)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy knew where he was. Even in the dark.
  • Percy: Crowe's farm crossing. We shant be long now.
  • Ringo Starr: He liked running at night. Rails hummed and the signal light showed green. But a broken cartload of lyme lay ahead. Sam the farmer had just gone for help.
  • (Percy crashes into the cart)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy broke the cart to smitherines. Lyme flew everywhere. He puffed quickly to the nearest signal box.
  • (Percy's whistle toots and sees Toby)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy's driver explained what had happened.
  • Signalman: I'll see to it.
  • Ringo Starr: Said the signalman.
  • Signalman: But you better clean Percy or people will think he's a ghost.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy chuckled.
  • Percy: Do let's pretend I'm a ghost and scare Thomas. That'll teach him to say I'm a silly little engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Toby promised to help.
  • (Toby puffs away)
  • Ringo Starr: Thomas was being oiled up for his evening train.
  • Toby: Percy's had an accident.
  • Ringo Starr: Cried Toby.
  • Thomas: Poor engine.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: Botheration! That means I'll be late.
  • Toby: They've cleared the line for you, but there's something worse.
  • Thomas: Out with it, Toby. I can't wait all evening.
  • Toby: I've just seen something.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Toby.
  • Toby: It looked like Percy's ghost. It said it was, was coming here t-t-t-to warn us.
  • Thomas: Huh. Who cares? Don't be frightened, Toby. I'll take care of you.
  • (Percy's whistle toots)
  • Percy: Peep, peep. Pip, pip, pip, peep. Let me in. Let me in.
  • Ringo Starr: Wailed Percy.
  • Toby: No, no. Not by the smoke on my chimney chim chill.
  • Percy: I'll chuff, and I'll puff, and I'll break your door in.
  • (The doors open)
  • Thomas: Oh dear.
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's getting late. Oh, I have no idea. Oh, I must find Annie and Clarabel.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots as he comes in the station with Annie and Clarabel)
  • Ringo Starr: It was morning when Thomas returned.
  • Toby: Where have you been?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Toby.
  • Thomas: Ah, well.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: I knew you'd be sad about Percy and I uh, I didn't like to intrude. I slept in the freight shed and...
  • (Percy's whistle toots and Edward's whistle blows)
  • Thomas: Oh, sorry. Can't stop. Got to see a coach about a train.
  • (Thomas' whistle toots and he puffs away)
  • Ringo Starr: Percy was not in the worst for his adventue, and was still enjoying himself enormously. He had heard everything.
  • Percy: Well, well, well. What do you know about that?
  • Toby: Anyone would think.
  • Ringo Starr: Chuckled Toby.
  • Toby: That our Thomas had just seen a ghost.

Nameplates after Percy's Ghostly Trick

  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Rusty

Woolly Bear

  • Ringo Starr: In the summer, the work crews cut the long grass along the tracks, raking it into heaps to dry in the sun. At this time of year, Percy stops where they have been cutting. The men load up his empty wagons and he pulls them to the staiton.
  • (The workmen chatter indistinctly. Percy's whistle toots)
  • Ringo Starr: Toby then takes them to the hills for the farmers to feed their stock.
  • (Toby's bell rings)
  • (Percy's whistle toots loudly)
  • Percy: Wheeeesh!
  • Ringo Starr: Percy gave a ghostly whistle.
  • Percy: Don't be frightened, Thomas.
  • Ringo Starr: He laughed.
  • Percy: It's only me.
  • Thomas: Your ugly fizz is enough to frighten anyone.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas: You're like ugly, indeed.
  • Percy: I'm...
  • Thomas: A green caterpillar with red stripes.
  • Ringo Starr: Continued Thomas firmly.
  • Thomas: You crawl like one too.
  • Percy: I don't.
  • Thomas: Who's been late every afternoon this week?
  • Percy: It's the hay.
  • Thomas: I can't help that.
  • Ringo Starr: Said Thomas.
  • Thomas. Time's time, and Sir Topham Hatt relies on me to keep it. I can't if you crawl in the hay until all hours.
  • Percy: Green caterpillar indeed.
  • Ringo Starr: Fumed Percy. He set off to collect some hay to take to the habor.
  • Percy: Everyone says I'm handsome, or at least nearly everyone. Anyway, my curves are better than Thomas' corners. Thomas says I'm always late.
  • Ringo Starr: He grumbled.
  • Percy: I'm never late, or at least only a few minutes. What's that to Thomas? He can always catch up time further on.
  • Ringo Starr: All the same, he and his driver decided to start home early. Then came trouble.
  • (A treacle crate drops on Percy)
  • Ringo Starr: A crate of treacle was upset all over Percy. Percy was cross. He was still sticky when he puffed away.
  • (Percy puffs into the wind)
  • Ringo Starr: The wind was blowing fiercely.
  • Percy's Driver: Look at that!
  • Ringo Starr: Exclaimed the driver. The wind caught the piled hay, tossing it up and over the tracks. The line climbed here.
  • Percy's Driver: Take a run at it, Percy.
  • Ringo Starr: His driver advised. Percy gathered speed. But the hay made the rails slippery, and his wheels wouldn't grip. Time after time, he stalled with spinning wheels and had to wait until the line ahead was clear before he could start again.
  • (The wind continues blowing)
  • Ringo Starr: Everyone was waiting. Thomas seethed impatiently.
  • Thomas: 10 minutes late. I warned him, passengers will complain and Sir Topham Hatt...
  • Ringo Starr: Then they all saw Percy. The laughed and shouted.
  • (The people laugh at Percy)
  • Percy: Sorry I'm late.
  • Ringo Starr: Percy panted.
  • Thomas: Look what's crawled out of the hay.
  • Ringo Starr: Teased Thomas.
  • Percy: What's wrong?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
  • Thomas: Talk about hairy caterpillars.
  • Ringo Starr: Puffed Thomas.
  • Thomas: It's worth being late to have seeing you.
  • Ringo Starr: When Percy got home, his driver showed him what he looked in a mirror.
  • (Percy is shocked when he sees himself in the mirror)
  • Percy: Bust my buffers. No wonder they all laughed. I'm just like a woolly bear. Please clean me before Toby comes.
  • Ringo Starr: But it was no good. Thomas told Toby all about it.
  • (The workmen get the hay off Percy)
  • Ringo Starr: Instead of talking about sensible things like playing ghosts, Thomas and Toby made jokes about woolly bear caterpillars and other creatures which crawl about in hay. They laughed alot, but Percy thought they were really being very silly indeed.

Nameplates after Woolly Bear

  • Rusty
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Stepney

Duck Takes Charge

  • Percy: Did you know what?
  • Ringo Starr: Asked Percy.
  • Gordon: What?
  • Ringo Starr: Grunted Gordon.

Nameplates after Duck Takes Charge

  • Thomas
  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Gordon
  • Henry
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Terence

Henry's Special Coal

  • Ringo Starr:One Moring Henry

Nameplates after Henry's Special Coal

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby

James In A Mess

  • Ringo Starr:

Nameplates after James In A Mess

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Edward
  • Percy
  • Toby

Edward's Exploit

  • Ringo Starr:

Closing Credits

  • Television Stories by BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • Director of Photography TERENCE PERMANE
  • Art Director ROBERT GAULD GALLIERS
  • Models Supervisor STEVE ASQUITH
  • Camera Crew DAVID WATKINS & NIGEL PERMANE
  • Gaffer MICHAEL FLYNN
  • Programme Management TELEVISION SUPPORT SERVICES & GRAEME MacARTHUR
  • Production Co-ordinator NADINE SCHOEN
  • Chief Model Maker MARTIN GASKELL
  • Special Effects Model Maker DAVID EVES
  • Specialist Model Makers PETER EVES
  • Model Crew CONRAD AYLING, KEVIN HARRIS, GARETH HUTCHINSON, JENNIE DE NAEYER & JOHN PIPER
  • Figurines JOHNATHAN SAVILLE
  • Stagehands ADAM COOK & LEIGH GROSCH
  • Lighting Equipment Supplied by LEE LIGHTING LTD.
  • Periscope Lens Supplied By GRIP HOUSE LTD.
  • Sound Effects and Dubbing THE FAMILY CHANNEL STUDIOS
  • Dubbing Mixer MIKE ERANDER
  • Post Production Facilities DEAN STREET POST
  • Editor JOHN WRIGHT
  • Music Composed and Performed By MIKE O'DONNELL and JUNIOR CAMPBELL
  • Made At SHEPPERTOWN STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Processed By TECHNICOLOR
  • Executive Producer ANGUS WRIGHT
  • Producers BRITT ALLCROFT and DAVID MITTON
  • A BRITT ALLCROFT PRODUCTION
  • Films @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1984, 1986
  • Soundtrack @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1995 for "SHINING TIME STATION"

My Comments

  • SuperMalechi: Can you please upload more Cartoon Paridise videos?
  • Pikachufreak: Yes, SuperMalechi.

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