Fraggle Rock (partially found British co-production of puppet children's television series; 1984-1990)

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The Captain building a model in "The Garden Plot."

Status: Partially Found

Fraggle Rock's first produced international co-production was the English UK version, though the French and German versions began airing sooner. The segments within the Muppet world of Fraggle Rock are identical to the American version. However, the segments from outer space (i.e. the Doc & Sprocket and Traveling Matt segments) were changed to fit the UK audience.

Fraggle Rock was located on a rocky headland or island on a sea coast. There is a lighthouse on the island. The lighthouse was the home of the Captain, a retired sailor and the UK version of the Doc character, played by Fulton MacKay. Sprocket was still his companion, however.

Due to MacKay's death in 1987, the Captain was replaced in the fourth UK season by a younger character known as P.K. (Principal Keeper, the Captain's nephew), played by John Gordon Sinclair and again in the sixth UK season by another character, B.J. (the Captain's son), played by Simon O'Brien.

Availability

A selection of episodes was released on VHS. A petition to have Fraggle Rock released on DVD was run on the web for many years; until 2004 the only DVD release had been in the UK, a "best of" collection of 12 episodes in a grainy transfer from the VHS release. TVS, the original broadcasters, has passed through several owners since 1992 and of the 96 episodes, only 12 master copies were known to still be in existence. HIT Entertainment has tried unsuccessfully to locate the missing episodes, including extensive inquiries with The Jim Henson Company both in the UK and the US.

An effort by fan Alex Taylor to track down the episodes in whatever format is available has confirmed that at least 29 episodes exist in broadcast quality, with 82 episodes existing in some form. Fourteen episodes are unaccounted for in any format.

The UK versions of the 12 episodes released on DVD have been uploaded in full to YouTube by Gilby 1385, but most, if not all, have been blocked. For this reason, Gilby 1385 uploaded videos only containing the UK segments, with the full episodes set to be uploaded on Vimeo. However, her Vimeo account was suspended after a few episodes were uploaded. The UK versions of the full episodes are now available through her Dailymotion account.

Episode List

Season 1

# Episode Title Status
1 Beginnings Lost
2 Wembley and the Gorgs Lost
3 The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles Lost
4 Let the Water Run Lost
5 You Can't Do That Without a Hat Lost
6 The Thirty-Minute Work Week Lost
7 The Preachification of Convincing John Lost
8 I Want to Be You Lost
9 The Terrible Tunnel Lost
10 Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk Lost
11 Catch the Tail by the Tiger Lost
12 The Finger of Light Lost
13 We Love You Wembley Found
14 The Challenge Found
15 I Don't Care Found

Christmas Special

# Episode Title Status
1 The Bells of Fraggle Rock Found

Season 2

# Episode Title Status
1 Capture the Moon Found
2 Marooned Lost
3 The Minstrels Lost
4 The Great Radish Famine Lost
5 The Garden Plot Found
6 New Trash Heap in Town Lost
7 Gobo's Discovery Found
8 Mokey's Funeral Found
9 The Beast of Blue Rock Found
10 Wembley's Egg Lost
11 Booberock Found
12 All Work and All Play Lost
13 Red's Sea Monster Lost
14 Uncle Matt Comes Home Lost
15 Boober's Dream Found
16 Mokey and the Minstrels Found
17 The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore Found
18 Sir Hubris and the Gorgs Found
19 A Friend in Need Found
20 The Wizard of Fraggle Rock Lost
21 The Doozer Contest Lost
22 Red's Club Found
23 The Secret of Convincing John Found

Season 3

# Episode Title Status
1 Junior Sells the Farm Found
2 Fraggle Wars Lost
3 The Day the Music Died Found
4 The Doomsday Soup Found
5 A Cave of One's Own Lost
6 Wembley And The Great Race Lost
7 Doozer Is As Doozer Does Lost
8 Boober's Quiet Day Found
9 Invasion of the Toe Ticklers Found

Season 4

# Episode Title Status
1 Born to Wander Partially Found
2 Boober and the Glob Lost
3 A Brush with Jealousy Lost
4 Believe It or Not Lost
5 A Dark and Stormy Night Lost
6 The Beanbarrow, the Burden and the Bright Bouquet Lost
7 The Secret Society of Poobahs Lost
8 The Battle of Leaking Roof Lost
9 Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief Lost
10 The Incredible Shrinking Mokey Lost
11 Pebble Pox Blues Partially Found
12 Scared Silly Lost
13 Wembley's Wonderful Whoopie Water Lost

Season 5

# Episode Title Status
1 The Great Radish Caper Lost
2 Home Is Where the Trash Is Lost
3 Sidebottom Blues Lost
4 Gobo's School for Explorers Lost
5 The Grapes of Generosity Lost
6 The Cavern of Lost Dreams Lost
7 Bored Stiff Lost
8 Playing Till It Hurts Lost
9 Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe Lost
10 Gunge the Great and Glorious Lost
11 Wembley and the Mean Genie Lost

Season 6

# Episode Title Status
12 Gone, But Not Forgotten Lost
13 Mokey Then and Now Lost
14 Junior Faces the Music Lost
15 Beyond the Pond Lost
16 Manny's Land of Carpets Lost
17 The Trial of Cotterpin Doozer Lost
18 The Voice Inside Lost
19 A Tune for Two Lost
20 Wembley's Flight Lost
21 Wonder Mountain Lost
22 Mirror Mirror Lost
23 Boober Gorg Lost

Season 7

# Episode Title Status
1 Sprocket's Big Adventure Lost
2 Uncle Matt's Discovery Lost
3 Red's Blue Dragon Lost
4 Space Frog Follies Lost
5 Inspector Red Lost
6 Ring Around the Rock Lost
7 The Perfect Blue Rollie Lost
8 The Riddle of Rhyming Rock Lost
9 The Gorg Who Would Be King Lost
10 The River of Life Lost
11 The Honk of Honks Lost
12 Change of Address Lost

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