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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by charlietheowl, Oct 6, 2012.
How did the episodes of Fraggle Rock go missing?
Here is an article written a few years ago about it.
The Search for Fraggle Rock
"When TVS lost their licence in 1992, their back catalogue, and the documentation detailing it, was a victim of massive upheaval behind the scenes, resulting in only 12 episodes of the UK Fraggle Rock now officially remaining in the vaults."
There's a short clip from 'Beginnings' in the 'Down at Fraggle Rock' documentary - is that what you've seen?
Regarding posting of this - or any other episode - on YT, DailyMotion or anywhere else: neither I nor the people who have turned up recordings of these episodes are the copyright-holders of them, so please don't ask.
Do you think the Jim Henson Company are just going to let the BFI keep their copies of Fraggle Rock? I think they are.
Just a quick question: who currently has the private recordings of other UK Fraggle Rock episodes?
Recently I discovered a video on YouTube featuring lots of high quality UK Fraggle Rock clips.
The channel who uploaded it is Maidstone Studios which is a recording studio in the UK.
Is it possible they have high quality recordings of UK Fraggle Rock??
Well spotted this video
Send a PM to user anathema, he collects and runs the project on collecting lost FR UK episodes
Hope this helps.
I have actually emailed Maidstone Studios asking them to post some of those clips of Fraggle Rock on YouTube
Maidstone used to be TVS and if they've uploaded a video with high quality Fraggle Rock clips then that must mean they still have the master copies or high quality copies still in their archives. However, will they actually release these to the public? If they've already recently released what looks like a trailer sort of thing then maybe they're in the process of releasing them online?
Hopefully, they release all of the episodes onto YouTube and do that thing where you buy them as a series on there. Just hoping they actually do.
The clips in that video were assembled a long time ago. Maidstone do not have the episodes.
Oh **** really?, you'd think they'd keep what they created!
They didn't create it. Maidstone Studios, the company that exists today, is not related to TVS, the studio which produced the UK version of the show. It just uses their former buildings.
Oh ok. I'm sure I read somewhere they used to be TVS but guess not.
So how come they've suddenly decided to upload shows, like Fraggle Rock online now?
We don't know! I am making enquiries.
On the subject of which, while I understand people would like to help, can I request that you please leave matters with the professionals and don't go contacting Maidstone (or anywhere else) yourself. If there's anything to be found it will be best handled through the proper channels, and I'll post on here as and when there is news.
Speaking of news, I know you have a lot of recordings of Fraggle Rock. Do you have any plans for them? Like releasing them for others to see?
By the way I have just read that Victor Pemberton, a producer for UK Fraggle Rock, said in an interview that he had a collection of every UK Fraggle Rock episodes on VHS.
This may be worth following up on if not done already??
Done a long time ago. He only had a couple of episodes, both of which were already known to exist at the time.
Victor sadly passed away last month, incidentally.
Oh that’s so sad to hear.
I’ve also been looking at your website and wondered, are the BFI going to do anything with their Fraggle Rock copies? Like give them back to Jim Henson Company or just keep them and don’t do anything?
Looks like the Jim Henson Company is bringing Fraggle Rock licensing and merchandise back to the UK.
Any chance of them releasing UK Fraggle Rock episodes perhaps?
First off TVS built the Maidstone Studios, once it lost is ITV franchise and sold off to Family channel there bought the whole company. In 1996 the company was split in two, in so many words. Programmes were kept by Family channel while the studios and UK channel was sold to Flextech. To keep this simple etc Around 2001, UK channel was overhauled and the operation was moved to london. With the studios put up for sale..
There not really alot of new stuff, it has come from someone who used to work at Southern/ TVS/ other companies linked to that of the UK. He has a youtube channel " TheMeakers "
TJ99 BFI copies were released on DVD a few years ago, I think it was just straight copies of the VHS version.
The next point that needs to be said is many of those copies are not great and you have ask would it be worth putting them all on DVD. BUT i would like to know what the Jim Henson Company has said about this and if there would be willing to put the 29 Broadcast version on a single dvd?
To be fair ALL that is needed to be found are the UK opt outs IE start, end and the letter. the rest could come from the USA MASTER and remade.
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