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Fraggle Rock UK broadcast dates

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by anathema, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    For anyone who's interested :)

    Season One
    7 Jan 1984 Beginnings
    14 Jan 1984 Wembley and the Gorgs
    21 Jan 1984 The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles
    28 Jan 1984 Let the Water Run
    04 Feb 1984 You Can't Do That Without A Hat
    11 Feb 1984 The Thirty Minute Work Week
    18 Feb 1984 The Preachification of Convincing John
    25 Feb 1984 I Want to be You
    03 Mar 1984 The Terrible Tunnel
    10 Mar 1984 Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
    17 Mar 1984 Catch the Tail by the Tiger
    24 Mar 1984 The Finger Of Light
    31 Mar 1984 We Love You, Wembley
    7 Apr 1984 The Challenge
    14 Apr 1984 I Don't Care


    The above dates are correct, and appear to comprise the first batch of shows aired in the UK. All dates below are as yet unconfirmed.


    27 Feb 1985 Capture the Moon

    15 Mar 1985 All Work and All Play

    30 Nov 1986 Junior Sells the Farm
    7 Dec 1986 Fraggle Wars

    24 Jan 1988 A Brush With Jealousy
    31 Jan 1988 Believe it or Not

    14 Feb 1988 The Beanbarrow, the Burden and the Bright Bouquet
    14 Feb 1988 Scared Silly

    6 Mar 1988 Red-Handed and Invisible Thief

    20 Mar 1988 Pebble Pox Blues

    4 Sep 1988 The Great Radish Caper
    11 Sep 1988 Home is where the Trash is

    26 Mar 1989 Boober Gorg
  2. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Updates!

    Season One
    07 Jan 1984 Beginnings
    14 Jan 1984 Wembley And The Gorgs
    21 Jan 1984 The Lost Treasure Of The Fraggles
    28 Jan 1984 Let The Water Run
    04 Feb 1984 You Can't Do That Without A Hat
    11 Feb 1984 The Thirty Minute Work Week
    18 Feb 1984 The Preachification Of Convincing John
    25 Feb 1984 I Want To Be You
    03 Mar 1984 The Terrible Tunnel
    10 Mar 1984 Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
    17 Mar 1984 Catch The Tail By The Tiger
    24 Mar 1984 The Finger Of Light
    31 Mar 1984 We Love You, Wembley
    07 Apr 1984 The Challenge
    14 Apr 1984 I Don't Care

    Christmas Special
    22 Dec 1984 The Bells Of Fraggle Rock

    Season Two
    27 Feb 1985 Capture The Moon
    15 Mar 1985 All Work And All Play
    10 Apr 1985 Gobo's Discovery
    24 Apr 1985 The Beast Of Blue Rock
    08 May 1985 Boober Rock

    There are of course a few gaps in the Season Two list :) The following dates are correct, but season breakdowns are not yet available.

    30 Nov 1986 Junior Sells The Farm
    07 Dec 1986 Fraggle Wars

    11 Jan 1987 A Cave Of One's Own
    25 Jan 1987 Doozer Is As Doozer Does
    01 Feb 1987 Boober's Quiet Day

    10 Jan 1988 Born To Wander (start of new season; also new lighthouse keeper)
    24 Jan 1988 A Brush With Jealousy
    31 Jan 1988 Believe It Or Not
    14 Feb 1988 The Beanbarrow, The Burden And The Bright Bouquet
    14 Feb 1988 Scared Silly
    28 Feb 1988 The Battle Of Leaking Roof
    06 Mar 1988 Red-Handed And Invisible Thief
    13 Mar 1988 The Incredible Shrinking Mokey
    20 Mar 1988 Pebble Pox Blues

    04 Sep 1988 The Great Radish Caper (start of new season)
    11 Sep 1988 Home Is Where The Trash Is
    18 Sep 1988 Sidebottom Blues
    30 Oct 1988 Bored Stiff
    18 Dec 1988 Wembley And The Mean Genie

    12 Feb 1989 The Trial Of Cotterpin Doozer
    26 Mar 1989 Boober Gorg
  3. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    How about that - that's two days before the US airdate! How common is that?
  4. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    One day according to my records ;-)

    And it's more common than you'd think. Obviously not with FR of course, but the UK has had the premiere of a number of US-produced shows over the years. A few years back Sky pulled off a deal whereby they got to air new ER episodes while the US was in mid-season re-runs, for example.

    "Emmet Otter" first aired in the UK on Christmas Eve 1978 - two *years* before the US got to see it :)
  5. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Maybe you should do a Fraggle Rock fan site with this kind of info ;)
  6. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    More updates! A date change for 'Scared Silly' - the date in my earlier posts has turned out to be incorrect - and some new dates.

    Season One
    07 Jan 1984 Beginnings
    14 Jan 1984 Wembley And The Gorgs
    21 Jan 1984 The Lost Treasure Of The Fraggles
    28 Jan 1984 Let The Water Run
    04 Feb 1984 You Can't Do That Without A Hat
    11 Feb 1984 The Thirty Minute Work Week
    18 Feb 1984 The Preachification Of Convincing John
    25 Feb 1984 I Want To Be You
    03 Mar 1984 The Terrible Tunnel
    10 Mar 1984 Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
    17 Mar 1984 Catch The Tail By The Tiger
    24 Mar 1984 The Finger Of Light
    31 Mar 1984 We Love You, Wembley
    07 Apr 1984 The Challenge
    14 Apr 1984 I Don't Care

    Christmas Special
    22 Dec 1984 The Bells Of Fraggle Rock

    Season Two
    27 Feb 1985 Capture The Moon
    15 Mar 1985 All Work And All Play
    10 Apr 1985 Gobo's Discovery
    24 Apr 1985 The Beast Of Blue Rock
    08 May 1985 Boober Rock

    There are of course a few gaps in the Season Two list :) The following dates are correct, but season breakdowns are not yet available.

    30 Nov 1986 Junior Sells The Farm (start of new season)
    07 Dec 1986 Fraggle Wars

    11 Jan 1987 A Cave Of One's Own
    25 Jan 1987 Doozer Is As Doozer Does
    01 Feb 1987 Boober's Quiet Day

    10 Jan 1988 Born To Wander (start of new season; also new lighthouse keeper)
    24 Jan 1988 A Brush With Jealousy
    31 Jan 1988 Believe It Or Not
    07 Feb 1988 A Dark And Stormy Night
    14 Feb 1988 The Beanbarrow, The Burden And The Bright Bouquet
    28 Feb 1988 The Battle Of Leaking Roof
    06 Mar 1988 Red-Handed And Invisible Thief
    13 Mar 1988 The Incredible Shrinking Mokey
    20 Mar 1988 Pebble Pox Blues
    27 Mar 1988 Scared Silly
    03 Apr 1988 Wembley's Wonderful Whoopie Water

    04 Sep 1988 The Great Radish Caper (start of new season)
    11 Sep 1988 Home Is Where The Trash Is
    18 Sep 1988 Sidebottom Blues
    30 Oct 1988 Bored Stiff
    18 Dec 1988 Wembley And The Mean Genie

    12 Feb 1989 The Trial Of Cotterpin Doozer
    19 Mar 1989 Mirror, Mirror
    26 Mar 1989 Boober Gorg
  7. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info :)

    One question:, Are theres dates shown on CITV on weekdays?

    I ask because I remember watching Fraggle Rock on saturday mornings on show called "No. 73" :concern: - those are the days :cool:
  8. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    No; the show mainly aired on Saturday or Sunday mornings. There was a run of episodes on CITV, but this seems to have been the exception rather than the rule :)

    You can use this to check the days.
  9. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Really!? So perhaps CITV were showing re-runs? :confused:
  10. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    No, it was the first run for these shows. It looks as if the show was switched from Saturdays (Season 1) to Thursdays (Season 2) to Sundays (where, so far as I can tell, it stayed for the remainder of the episodes).

    This all explains why I never saw the show back then - we weren't in the habit of watching TV early weekend mornings... :)
  11. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Interesting!

    I do remember that Season 3 - 5? were shown on weekdays on CITV - this could explain why I have an incomplete epsidoe of the animated version of "Ghostbuters" after "Fraggle Rock : Born To Wander" epsidoe :p
  12. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Indeed :) Any idea when that was taped? "Born to Wander" originally aired on Sunday 10 January 1988.
  13. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    I'm almost quite certian it was not that date. The recording I taped was on CITV (weekday), when it was, I have no idea.

    Sorry :o
  14. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    I know it wasn't that date :) "The Real Ghostbusters" was not the programme that followed it.

    Even a rough idea of the year might help me track it down.

    The other possibility is that it was a regional variation - do you know which ITV franchise it was taped from? I don't think this is too likely - so far as I am aware, the regional variations in the 80s were largely regional programming rather than opt-outs from the network, I'm pretty sure CITV was networked anyway, and all my research to date points to "Fraggle Rock" being networked - but it's always possible.
  15. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    logically it would be shown in the same year '88. According to your date (10th Jan.) so it could be that mine is a re-run shown some time later.
    That's true :smirk:
  16. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Ok...there were (at least) two separate first-run transmission blocks in 88. The first one ran from 10 Jan to probably mid-April (I don't have confirmation on this, but there definitely wasn't a show aired during the week of 23-29 April) and the second began on 4 September and was still running on 18 December. No episode aired on Christmas Day or New Year's Day; beyond that I have no data.

    A re-run would logically have happened during the early summer months, since CITV would shut down for the school holidays. We can rule out the week of 13-19 August, since I have listings for that week and no episode aired.
  17. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Mine copy is very likely from the second batch :D
  18. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    That episode didn't air in the second batch - those were new shows, not repeats.
  19. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Updates...new details marked in bold.

    Season One
    07 Jan 1984 Beginnings
    14 Jan 1984 Wembley And The Gorgs
    21 Jan 1984 The Lost Treasure Of The Fraggles
    28 Jan 1984 Let The Water Run
    04 Feb 1984 You Can't Do That Without A Hat
    11 Feb 1984 The Thirty Minute Work Week
    18 Feb 1984 The Preachification Of Convincing John
    25 Feb 1984 I Want To Be You
    03 Mar 1984 The Terrible Tunnel
    10 Mar 1984 Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
    17 Mar 1984 Catch The Tail By The Tiger
    24 Mar 1984 The Finger Of Light
    31 Mar 1984 We Love You, Wembley
    07 Apr 1984 The Challenge
    14 Apr 1984 I Don't Care

    Christmas Special
    22 Dec 1984 The Bells Of Fraggle Rock

    Season Two - incomplete
    27 Feb 1985 Capture The Moon
    13 Mar 1985 The Minstrels
    10 Apr 1985 Gobo's Discovery
    24 Apr 1985 The Beast Of Blue Rock
    08 May 1985 Boober Rock
    15 May 1985 All Work And All Play
    29 May 1985 Red's Sea Monster
    03 Jul 1985 Sir Hubris And The Gorgs

    Season Three - incomplete
    30 Nov 1986 Junior Sells The Farm
    07 Dec 1986 Fraggle Wars
    04 Jan 1987 The Doomsday Soup
    11 Jan 1987 A Cave Of One's Own
    18 Jan 1987 Wembley And The Great Race
    25 Jan 1987 Doozer Is As Doozer Does
    01 Feb 1987 Boober's Quiet Day

    Season Four - incomplete
    10 Jan 1988 Born To Wander (new lighthouse keeper: John Gordon-Sinclair as 'PK')
    17 Jan 1988 Boober And The Glob
    24 Jan 1988 A Brush With Jealousy
    31 Jan 1988 Believe It Or Not
    07 Feb 1988 A Dark And Stormy Night
    14 Feb 1988 The Beanbarrow, The Burden And The Bright Bouquet
    28 Feb 1988 The Battle Of Leaking Roof
    06 Mar 1988 Red-Handed And Invisible Thief
    13 Mar 1988 The Incredible Shrinking Mokey
    20 Mar 1988 Pebble Pox Blues
    27 Mar 1988 Scared Silly
    03 Apr 1988 Wembley's Wonderful Whoopie Water

    Season Five - incomplete
    04 Sep 1988 The Great Radish Caper
    11 Sep 1988 Home Is Where The Trash Is
    18 Sep 1988 Sidebottom Blues
    30 Oct 1988 Bored Stiff
    18 Dec 1988 Wembley And The Mean Genie
    15 Jan 1989 Mokey Then And Now
    22 Jan 1989 Junior Faces The Music
    29 Jan 1989 Beyond The Pond
    05 Feb 1989 Manny's Land Of Carpets
    12 Feb 1989 The Trial Of Cotterpin Doozer
    19 Feb 1989 The Voice Inside
    26 Feb 1989 A Tune For Two
    05 Mar 1989 Wembley's Flight
    19 Mar 1989 Mirror, Mirror
    26 Mar 1989 Boober Gorg

    Season Six - incomplete
    13 Jun 1990 Uncle Matt's Discovery


    Notes:
    Simon O'Brien replaced John Gordon-Sinclair as lighthouse keeper at the start of 1989, although I don't yet know in which episode.

    An episode of the animated series, 'The Great Radish Round-Up' aired on January 2nd 1990.
  20. RobUK

    RobUK New Member

    I am convinced Fraggle Rock used to be on Saturday early evenings, I remember watching it, then sitting there drawing, and stuff like Blind date coming on.


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