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Help Save British Fraggle Rock Episodes

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by charlietheowl, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Yes, they've been up for quite a while now. Both were known to exist prior to this - 'Marooned' was released on VHS in the 80s, and there are at least a couple of off-air recordings of 'Bells' knocking about.
     
  2. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Presumably the paperwork for those 12 episodes survived along with the tapes. The last I heard, those 12 were the only ones Henson had; I don't know when or where they acquired the tapes, but it's more than likely that they would have received the documentation at the same time.
     
  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    I imagine that those 12 were the ones they kept as samples of the UK episodes.
     
  4. johnpeters999

    johnpeters999 Member

    I still wonder if the rushes of the UK section were just all put onto a few tapes? instead of having 90 odd tapes, there would only need 3 which contain all the 4-5min worth of each episode from the uk, again there would need to be edited back in etc.? that very possible is it not?
     
  5. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    It's possible, but all the tapes were junked.
     
  6. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    I've added recording and broadcast details to the list: http://www.nightshade.org.uk/fraggleuk.html

    For clarity, the column labelled 'Broadcast' lists the seven series that the episodes were split into for transmission, as noted in TVTimes. The UK segments were actually produced as four series, each of 24 episodes and corresponding roughly to the US production blocks; these are listed in the 'Production' column.

    Things to note:
    - the UK production series correspond roughly to the US production blocks, but episodes weren't always taped in the same order
    - 'The Bells of Fraggle Rock' was part of the third US block, but the UK brought it forward to the second series, displacing 'Manny's Land of Carpets' which would eventually be produced in the fourth and final series
    - 'Bells' was also first broadcast before all of the first-series episodes had been shown

    The lighthouse-keeper for the first two production series was the Captain, played by Fulton Mackay. Mackay died in mid-1987, so when production resumed that autumn there was a new keeper, the Captain's nephew 'PK' ('principal keeper'), who was introduced in the episode 'Born to Wander'. PK was played by John Gordon Sinclair, but he only stayed for one production series. The final series saw a new keeper 'BJ', the son of the lighthouse's owner, played by Simon O'Brien. He was introduced in 'Gone, But Not Forgotten'. The show ended with the lighthouse being converted to automatic operation, paralleling real-world operational changes, and BJ and Sprocket left to take up a new job as caretaker of a local castle, where they found another Fraggle-hole.
     
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Apparently Saturdays CITV episode will be "episode 1" - that's what in their system, fingers crossed that its the UK Episode 1!
     
  8. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Thanks BlueFrackle :)

    Any ideas on the Sunday's episode?
     
  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    No idea yet, it'd be nice if it was the final episode. It'd be good to have that in better quality.
     
  10. johnpeters999

    johnpeters999 Member

    So where has this UK Ep1 come from?
     
  11. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    Who said it was either UK or episode 1? 'Episode 1' could just as easily mean 'episode 1 of 2 to be shown this weekend', and we have absolutely no idea whether they are using the UK or US tapes.
     
  12. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    I agree with Alex. It just said Episode 1, nothing more than that. Wishful thinking is for UK Ep 1!
     
  13. johnpeters999

    johnpeters999 Member

    Saturday If this is any use!

    Mike & Angelo (1990)
    Super Gran (2nd ever episode from 1985)
    Wizadora (1998 - last ever episode)
    Engine Benjy (2004 - 1st episode / third series)
    The Raggy Dolls (1994)
    Puddle Lane (1986)
    Count Duckula (1991)
    The Sooty Show (1986)
    Art Attack (1992 - 1st episode from third series)
    The Big Bang (1997)
    Finders Keepers (1991)
    Fun House (1994)
    Knightmare (1st of 2 episodes from 1993)
    Fraggle Rock (episode from 1983)
    The Worst Witch (1998 - 1st ever episode)
    Woof! (1st episode from 1989)
    Dramarama (1988 - Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night)
    Press Gang (first ever episode)
    Tomorrow People (3rd episode from 1992)
    Children's Ward (episode from 2000)

    Sunday

    Mike & Angelo (1996)
    Spatz (episode from 1992)
    Huxley Pig (1990)
    Rainbow (1984)
    Button Moon (1985)
    The Riddlers (1989)
    Rosie & Jim (1st ever episode 1990)
    Dangermouse (1986 - Dangermouse on the Orient Express)
    Sooty & Co (1st episode from 1993)
    How 2 (1995)
    Finger Tips (2002)
    Jungle Run (2001)
    Fun House (1995)
    Knightmare (2nd of 2 episodes from 1993)
    Fraggle Rock (1983)
    My Parents are Aliens (last episode featuring Barker-Johnsons 2005)
    Woof! (first episode from 1993)
    Dramarama (Back to Front from 1989)
    Press Gang (last ever episode from 1993)
    Tomorrow People (last episode from 1992)
    Childrens Ward (2000)
     
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  14. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    What date is this happening? Is it next Saturday?? 5th jan??

    Chris
     
  15. Mister Muppet

    Mister Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yeah its on the 5th January :)
     
  16. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    What channel!?? I've just searched through my planner on tv and cannot find any of it on itv, itv 2 or itv 3??
    What time is it on?

    Chris
     
  17. anathema

    anathema Active Member

    It's on CITV, starting at 9:25 on both days.
     
  18. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Found it, thanks for the info.
     
  19. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Sunday 6th Jan too!
     
  20. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    One of the episodes will be the Preachification of Convincing John. I'll have details on the other soon.
     

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