Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

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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

The show was created with the notion of its being a British equivalent of American children's hit Sesame Street (1969), complete with puppet characters and animated inserts between the story as in the US show. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Zippy throws food into his mouth (Sausages, Biscuits...) to gobble it up, you can clearly see the food get crushed/broken and then fall out his mouth and onto the floor or table top. The puppet not having a throat to swallow the said food. See more »

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Featured in TV Offal: Episode #1.0 (1997) See more »

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Rainbow Songs
10 June 2010 | by pepamacSee all my reviews

Anyone who wants to hear the songs from Rainbow should check out "Rod, Jane and Freddy, the songs". You can listen to them online or download them to your MP3. Like the programmes themselves, the songs cover a wide range of activities and experiences. There's a touch of magic with "Abracadabra", a trip to "Africa" and "China", songs about Christmas and fairy stories. But not only are we taken to far-away places, there are also songs which remind us to be nicer people. Songs about being careful, caring, sensible and all the other things that good little boys and girls (and the adults they become) should be. This large collection of songs should bring back wonderful memories who watched this series as children (or as rather guilty-feeling adults).


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