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You Can't Win & Other Thomas Stories is a Thomas VHS/DVD idea made by Thomas Home Video. Released in August 1997, it has two Season 1 episodes and four Season 4 episodes.

Stories

  1. You Can't Win
  2. Come Out Henry
  3. Fish
  4. Whistles and Sneezes
  5. Henry and The Elephant
  6. Bulldog

Song

  1. Gone Fishing

Notes

  • Narrated by George Carlin.
  • Release Date: August 19, 1997.
  • The US Season 4 intro (version 2), nameplate sequence (1996-1998) and the UK Season 4 outro are used together.
  • The "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas and The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas and His Friends Help Out" 1996 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS, the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS and the "Races, Rescues and Runaways" 1999 VHS.
  • The "Music Video Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from the "Rusty To The Rescue" 1995 VHS, the "Thomas and The Special Letter" 1995 VHS, the "The Gallant Old Engine" 1996 VHS and the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS.
  • The text is taken from the "Thomas Meets The Queen" 1997 VHS.
  • Distributed by Video Treasures.

Opening Previews

  1. Video Treasures Tracking Control
  2. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  4. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  5. Thomas and Friends US Season 4 intro (version 2)
  6. First few seconds of You Can't Win

Closing Previews

  1. Last few seconds of Gone Fishing
  2. Thomas and Friends UK Season 4 outro
  3. A Britt Allcroft Production logo
  4. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • Adaptation by BRITT ALLCROFT
  • YOU CAN'T WIN & OTHER THOMAS STORIES
  • Told by GEORGE CARLIN
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

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 1995
  • Soundtrack @BRITT ALLCROFT (Thomas) Limited 1995 for "SHINING TIME STATION"

Cover Art

Front Cover

  • Duke from "Bulldog"

Back Cover

  • Thomas (happy) and Duck (sad) from "Fish"

Cover Color

  • Purple

Running Time

  • 35 Minutes

Description

  • PEEP! PEEP!

Nameplates

After You Can't Win

  • Post Van
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Caroline
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Come Out Henry

  • Diesel
  • Peter Sam
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Rheneas
  • Terence
  • Toby
  • Trevor
  • Daisy
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Duck

After Fish

  • Duke
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • James
  • Henry
  • Trevor
  • Toby
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon

After Whistles and Sneezes

  • Toby
  • Sir Handel
  • Duck
  • Rheneas
  • Percy
  • Peter Sam
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • Henry

After Henry and The Elephant

  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Rusty
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duke

After Bulldog

  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Handel
  • Skarloey
  • Bertie
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Terence
  • Bill and Ben
  • Trevor
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James

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