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Help Save British Fraggle Rock Episodes

anathema

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More or less, yes.

There's one episode which I'm not sure about (Gobo's School for Explorers - we definitely have the second and third inserts, but I think the first one is still missing), and it's not yet clear which of the other episodes are beyond recovery.

We definitely have the majority of the episodes now, but it should be remembered that these are largely on VHS, many of them are off-air recordings with the titles and credits missing (and often the start of the opening scene and/or end of the closing scene lopped off) and the recordings are not in great shape. The off-airs suffer from ghosting and other reception problems, and the tapes which were dubbed from the broadcast masters weren't stored well, and we've had a *lot* of problems with mould growing on them.

What we have got is being preserved, but I wouldn't hold out hopes for a DVD release - the recordings simply aren't good enough for that.

A few other items have turned up: we have some broadcast-quality studio recordings from the first series (nothing earth-shattering, just unedited takes of a few shots); around half of the edited location work for the final series; an unused shot presumably intended for 'Gone But Not Forgotten' which shows PK leaving the lighthouse; behind-the-scenes footage from both studio and location work from the final series; and unedited studio recordings for series three trailers.
 

ST1DS1

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For some reason the nightshade website has been virtually untouched since 2016.
 

ST1DS1

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More or less, yes.

There's one episode which I'm not sure about (Gobo's School for Explorers - we definitely have the second and third inserts, but I think the first one is still missing), and it's not yet clear which of the other episodes are beyond recovery.

We definitely have the majority of the episodes now, but it should be remembered that these are largely on VHS, many of them are off-air recordings with the titles and credits missing (and often the start of the opening scene and/or end of the closing scene lopped off) and the recordings are not in great shape. The off-airs suffer from ghosting and other reception problems, and the tapes which were dubbed from the broadcast masters weren't stored well, and we've had a *lot* of problems with mould growing on them.

What we have got is being preserved, but I wouldn't hold out hopes for a DVD release - the recordings simply aren't good enough for that.

A few other items have turned up: we have some broadcast-quality studio recordings from the first series (nothing earth-shattering, just unedited takes of a few shots); around half of the edited location work for the final series; an unused shot presumably intended for 'Gone But Not Forgotten' which shows PK leaving the lighthouse; behind-the-scenes footage from both studio and location work from the final series; and unedited studio recordings for series three trailers.
Why if I may ask has the Nightshade page been untouched for so long? just curious
 
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