Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

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Pamela Lonsdale
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Geoffrey Hayes ...  Geoffrey / ... 993 episodes, 1973-1992
Roy Skelton ...  George / ... 993 episodes, 1973-1992
Stanley Bates Stanley Bates ...  Bungle / ... 920 episodes, 1973-1989
Rod Burton Rod Burton ...  Rod / ... 832 episodes, 1974-1989
Jane Tucker Jane Tucker ...  Jane / ... 831 episodes, 1974-1989
Freddy Marks Freddy Marks ...  Freddy / ... 424 episodes, 1980-1989
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

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Animation | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Thames Television See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

One of the longest running children's shows on British television. See more »

Goofs

In an episode called Night Out, Zippy makes an arm gesture, which knocks over a bottle of washing up liquid and it rolls off the counter and onto the floor. This incident is ignored by all four characters and, after we cut back from Geoffery to Zippy, someone has replaced the prop, so that Zippy can then pick it up and start squeezing it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adam and Joe's Wonky World of Animation (2000) See more »

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A Great TV Show!
8 July 2004 | by gottobecertainSee all my reviews

Rainbow was one of the best TV shows that I grew up with, and it was one of the jewels in the crown for ITV (Independant Television).

It was produced by Thames Television who were the operators of ITV in the London region during weekdays from 1968 to 1992. In 1992, Thames lost the London franchise to Carlton Communications, and they didn't want Rainbow, so it was axed.

There have been recent attempts to resurrect it, but none have been successful. Presenter Jeffrey, was recently revealed in a tabloid newspaper to be a trolley pusher at a supermarket in North London!


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