I finally found some time to hook up my VCR to the Hauppauge HD-PVR2. I also passed it through my Panasonic DVD Recorder as I have been informed that doing that helps with image stabilisation (that may not be true though!)
Result is that what appeared to be a macrovision block (the DVD Recorder refused to record it) has now been overcome as it recorded fine to my PC.
The quality (for VHS) is surprisingly good.
Not sure when I’ll have time to do the full episode edit, as it will be quite time consuming to get the best overall quality, but it WILL be coming at some point 😃
As always, if anyone has higher quality sources for the missing parts, please let me know!