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Bob the Builder UK Preservation

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Bob the Builder was a big part of my childhood and I have recently gotten interested in the original British version. I am wanting to watch each episode from the first 9 seasons in its original aspect ratio. Series 1 was in 4x3, while the following seasons were in 16x9. My problem is that some episodes, specifically from Series 5-9, are only available in the UK on VHS, which is automatically in 4x3. And so I am creating this topic dedicated to preserving all episodes in their original aspect ratio. I already have every episode from Series 1-4, as well as most of the episodes from Series 5. Now, I need help from all of you in order to preserve the original widescreen versions of the VHS-exclusive episodes. If any of you know where I can find those episodes in widescreen, then that would be very helpful. Thank you.

UncutIsSuperior

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I am also wanting the shorts to be preserved, also in their original aspect ratio. If any of you know where I can find the original widescreen versions of those shorts, then that would also be very helpful.

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I have looked, but it doesn’t seem like any of the DVD’s feature the episode “Inspector Spud” in its original widescreen version. However, I have found an Italian DVD on eBay that focuses on that very episode. I’m not sure whether it has the original widescreen version of the episode or not, but I plan on getting the DVD and find out. I also may have to remove the title card and replace it with an English one, as it might not contain the original English title card.

UncutIsSuperior

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The Italian DVD is not in widescreen. Therefore, at this point, it’ll be impossible for any Bob the Builder material to become available in widescreen.

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