Also on a side note, Series 3 had an “early narration” (by Michael Angelis) for the first 16 episodes which were only released on the original 1991 VHS tapes then later redone for TV broadcast and later VHS/DVD releases, as did 8 episodes from Series 4. I’ve already done a preservation of these myself but they’re also on YouTube;
Time for Trouble and other stories (Early Narration)
Trust Thomas and other stories (Early Narration)
Rock and Roll and other stories (Early Narration)
Back to your main goal, I really hope you pull this off and I’d love to help any way I can. I’ve already transferred my Series 1, 2 and 3 VHS tapes to DVD which I’m happy to share with you if they’ll be of any use.
I would love for you to share your transfers of Series 1 and 2 with me, as long as they have “Percy Runs Away” and “Coal” together as they originally aired on Children’s ITV. (complete with the name board sequences in between) Just so you know, I consider those “early narrations” for Series 3 and 4 more as prototypes than as the original version, so I’ll just use my UK Series 1-11 Classic Collection DVD set for Series 3 and 4. Thanks for your willing to share your tapes with me.