3 March 1997 (UK)
Chases, Races and Runaways (UK)
Playtime (alternatively titled Stories, Songs and Things to Make and Do and Volume 14 in New Zealand) is a UK/AUS/NZ VHS featuring four first season episodes and three second season episodes narrated by Ringo Starr and one fourth season episode narrated by Michael Angelis. It also contains three songs and activities which can be found on the inside of the sleeve.
- Peter Sam and the Refreshment Lady *
- Thomas Goes Fishing
- Thomas and Bertie
- Thomas in Trouble **
- Off the Rails *
- Bertie's Chase
- Percy Takes the Plunge
- Thomas and Trevor **
(*Following a song)
(**Followed by a song)
- An activity poster
- Instructions to make an engine shed
- Three recipes
- Make a door hanger
- Follow the engines through the maze
- The front cover uses an edited scene from Thomas and the Special Letter.
- On the front cover of the Australian release, Thomas' buffers are cut off, and he is slightly smaller than he is on the UK and New Zealand releases.
- This is the only Thomas VHS to feature the still version of The Britt Allcroft Company logo.