Rainbow (1972–1992)

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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

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

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Roy Skelton and Peter Hawkins, whom provided the voice of Zippy, were the voices of The Daleks and The Cybermen in "Doctor Who". John Leeson (Bungle) would later go on to provide the voice of K9 in "Doctor Who". See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in 24 Hour Panel People: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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A Great TV Show!
8 July 2004 | by See 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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