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Rainbow (TV Series 1972–1992) Poster

(1972–1992)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Daphne Shadwell ... (44 episodes, 1981-1989)
Neil Stinchcombe ... (28 episodes, 1987-1990)
Andrew Thomas ... (22 episodes, 1984-1989)
Ingrid Duffell ... (15 episodes, 1985-1986)
John Darnell ... (13 episodes, 1984-1991)
Peter Yolland ... (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Audrey Starrett ... (6 episodes, 1981-1983)
John Woods ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Leon Thau ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Robert Reed ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Rosalind Farrimond ... (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roger Damon Price ... (1 episode, 1972)
Joe Boyer ... (1 episode, 1981)
Terry Steel ... (1 episode, 1981)
Dennis Kirkland ... (unknown episodes)

Series Writing Credits  

Pamela Lonsdale ... (creator) (1,045 episodes, 1972-1992)
Stanley Bates ... (43 episodes, 1983-1992)
Roy Skelton ... (28 episodes, 1983-1989)
Geoffrey Hayes ... (22 episodes, 1984-1987)
Lee Pressman ... (19 episodes, 1982-1992)
Freddy Marks ... (10 episodes, 1985-1989)
Audrey Titcombe ... (8 episodes, 1981-1988)
Denis Bond ... (8 episodes, 1982)
Samantha Lee ... (7 episodes, 1982)
Anna Standon ... (6 episodes, 1981-1987)
Bridget Appleby ... (4 episodes, 1982-1986)
John Kershaw ... (3 episodes, 1972-1981)
Clara Ducann ... (3 episodes, 1981-1986)
Diane Wilmer ... (3 episodes, 1987-1990)
Christopher Lillicrap ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Thomas ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Terry Carter ... (1 episode, 1981)
Marcy Campbell ... (1 episode, 1982)
Lyn Ten Kate ... (1 episode, 1983)
Mary Campbell ... (1 episode, 1985)
Janet Sorensen ... (1 episode, 1985)
Meshack Asare ... (1 episode, 1986)
Stephen Boswell ... (1 episode, 1987)
Ian Briddon ... (1 episode, 1987)
Stephanie Connell ... (1 episode, 1987)
Charles Warren ... (1 episode, 1988)
Victoria Whitehead ... (1 episode, 1988)
Robbie Brown ... (1 episode, 1989)
Michael Bartlett ... (1 episode, 1990)
Gladys Lees ... (1 episode, 1990)
George Tarry ... (1 episode, 1991)

Series Cast  

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
Roger Walker Roger Walker ...  Roger 260 episodes, 1976-1980
Matthew Corbett Matthew Corbett ...  Matt / ... 149 episodes, 1974-1990
Julian Littman Julian Littman ...  Julian 89 episodes, 1973-1974
Charmian Dore Charmian Dore ...  Charmian 89 episodes, 1973-1974
Karl Johnson ...  Karl 89 episodes, 1973-1974
Malcolm Lord Malcolm Lord ...  Bungle / ... 76 episodes, 1985-1992
David Cook David Cook ...  David 50 episodes, 1972
John Leeson ...  Bungle 50 episodes, 1972
Peter Hawkins ...  Zippy 50 episodes, 1972
Jo Rowbottom Jo Rowbottom ...  Jo / ... 8 episodes, 1975-1987
John Styles John Styles ...  John / ... 4 episodes, 1986-1990
Robbie Barnett Robbie Barnett ...  Clumsy handyman / ... 4 episodes, 1985-1988
Patsy Rowlands ...  Auntie 4 episodes, 1987-1992
Dawn Bowden Dawn Bowden ...  Dawn / ... 3 episodes, 1990-1992
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ...  Denise / ... 3 episodes, 1985-1986
Vince Hill Vince Hill ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1986
Cheryl Hall 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Jonty Lovell Jonty Lovell ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1981
Liz Crowther Liz Crowther 2 episodes, 1981
Ali Bongo Ali Bongo ...  Himself 1 episode, 1982
Alfred Marks ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Liz Smith ...  Auntie Liz 1 episode, 1985
Ben Benison Ben Benison ...  Ben 1 episode, 1986
Anna Dawson Anna Dawson ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
John Duttine ...  John 1 episode, 1986
Kim Goody Kim Goody ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
Sneh Gupta ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
Steve Steen Steve Steen ...  Vain man 1 episode, 1986
Clive Webb Clive Webb ...  Clive 1 episode, 1986
Sue Devaney Sue Devaney ...  Camper 1 episode, 1987
Terry Hall Terry Hall ...  Lenny the Lion / ... 1 episode, 1987
Shakey Jake Shakey Jake ...  Shaky Jake's One Man Band 1 episode, 1988
Adam Wide Adam Wide ...  Construction worker 1 episode, 1989
Sophie Aldred ...  Birthday Guest 1 episode, 1990
Colin Marsh Colin Marsh ...  Colin 1 episode, 1990
Roy Barraclough ...  Himself 1 episode, 1983
Michael Keating Michael Keating ...  Detective Inspector Frost 1 episode, 1986
Ray Polhill Ray Polhill ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1988
Perry Benson Perry Benson 1 episode, 1981
Philip Madoc ...  Himself 1 episode, 1981
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ...  Himself 1 episode, 1982
Jean Challis Jean Challis ...  Herself 1 episode, 1982
Claudette Williams Claudette Williams ...  Herself 1 episode, 1983
Paul Henley Paul Henley ...  TV Presenter 1 episode, 1984
Elizabeth Andrews Elizabeth Andrews ...  Herself - Cellist 1 episode, 1985
Pat Coombs Pat Coombs ...  Patty 1 episode, 1985
Sally Gregory Sally Gregory ...  Herself 1 episode, 1985
Sally Sagoe Sally Sagoe ...  Sally 1 episode, 1985
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
Bobby Davro Bobby Davro ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Noel Dyson ...  Mrs. Smith 1 episode, 1987
Judith Hibbert Judith Hibbert ...  Judith 1 episode, 1988
Sandra Dickinson ...  Herself 1 episode, 1986
Nerys Hughes ...  Storyteller 1 episode, 1972
Barbara Mitchell Barbara Mitchell ...  Storyteller 1 episode, 1972
Jennifer Guy Jennifer Guy 1 episode, 1973
Jules Obee Jules Obee ...  Boy in library 1 episode, 1975
Linda Obee Linda Obee ...  Mother in library 1 episode, 1975
Candace Glendenning 1 episode, 1977
Vicky Ireland Vicky Ireland 1 episode, 1977
Stephanie Beacham ...  Special Guest Narrator 1 episode, 1978
Bridget Brice ...  Herself 1 episode, 1978
Philip Elsmore Philip Elsmore ...  Storyteller 1 episode, 1978
Wendy Richard ...  Herself 1 episode, 1978
Jan Harvey 1 episode, 1979
Julia Swift Julia Swift ...  Herself 1 episode, 1980
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ...  Mrs. Jones 1 episode, 1987
Debbie Shore Debbie Shore ...  Herself 1 episode, 1988
Gary Terzza ...  Himself 1 episode, 1988
Robert Wilkins Robert Wilkins ...  Himself - Potter 1 episode, 1988
Ernie Wise ...  Himself 1 episode, 1989
Ann Curthoys Ann Curthoys ...  Storyteller (1972-1975) unknown episodes
Hugh Fraser ...  Singer (1972) unknown episodes
Peter Sowerbutts Peter Sowerbutts ...  Peter the Postman (1988) unknown episodes
Hugh Portnow Hugh Portnow ...  Himself - Singer (uncredited) 1 episode, 1972
Tim Thomas Tim Thomas ...  Himself - Singer (uncredited) 1 episode, 1972
Ronnie Le Drew Ronnie Le Drew ...  Man # 2 (uncredited) 1 episode, 1985

Series Produced by 

Charles Warren ... executive producer / producer (495 episodes, 1980-1992)
Lesley Burgess ... producer (285 episodes, 1983-1989)
Sheila Kinany ... producer (72 episodes, 1989-1992)
Pamela Lonsdale ... producer (35 episodes, 1972)
Joe Boyer ... producer (15 episodes, 1981-1982)
Daphne Shadwell ... producer (4 episodes, 1983)
Audrey Starrett ... producer (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... producer (unknown episodes)
Vic Hughes ... producer (unknown episodes)

Series Film Editing by 

Ann Leno ... (28 episodes, 1985-1988)
John Wright ... (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
John Kershaw ... (2 episodes, 1972)
John Plummer ... (1 episode, 1985)

Series Production Design by 

Ian Russell ... (3 episodes, 1985-1989)
Brian Cosgrove ... (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Hall ... (1 episode, 1986)
Colin Andrews ... (1 episode, 1987)
Roger Allan ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1972)
Michael Minas ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1972)

Series Costume Design by 

Raymond Childe ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Jill Taylor ... (1 episode, 1987)
Liz Dann ... (unknown episodes)

Series Makeup Department 

Eva Marieges Moore ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1987)

Series Art Department 

Bill Titcombe ... illustrator (16 episodes, 1981-1990)
David Higham ... illustrator (12 episodes, 1985-1988)
Sally Gregory ... illustrator (8 episodes, 1985-1988)
Bridget Appleby ... illustrator / illustrator: Grandpa Bean's Birthday (6 episodes, 1982-1992)
Peggy Burton ... illustrator (6 episodes, 1982-1987)
Nicola Smee ... illustrator (5 episodes, 1982-1990)
Elphin Lloyd-Jones ... illustrator (4 episodes, 1985-1990)
Clara Ducann ... illustrator (3 episodes, 1981-1986)
Norman Beardsley ... illustrator (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jeff Harrison ... illustrator / graphic designer (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Joanne Cole ... illustrator (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
Jane Scott ... illustrator (2 episodes, 1981)
Rachel Stevens ... illustrator (2 episodes, 1988)
Joan Hickson ... illustrator (1 episode, 1982)
Pamela Harris ... graphic designer (1 episode, 1985)
Avril Turner ... illustrator (1 episode, 1985)
Yinka ... illustrator (1 episode, 1985)
Meshack Asare ... illustrator (1 episode, 1986)
Mike Bennion ... illustrator (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Lock ... graphic designer (1 episode, 1986)
Anni Axworthy ... illustrator (1 episode, 1988)
Andy Armstrong ... props (unknown episodes)

Series Sound Department 

Brian Moray ... sound supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
John Smyth ... sound supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
John Brady ... boom operator (1 episode, 1990)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Norman Hunt Jr. ... rostrum camera (1 episode, 1985)
Peter Bower ... lighting director (1 episode, 1987)
Adrian J. Fearnley ... senior cameraman (1 episode, 1987)

Series Animation Department 

Pamela Harris ... animation / animator (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
David Stone ... animator (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Brian Cosgrove ... animator / animator: Sally & Jake and Curly & Straight (2 episodes, 1972)
Mark Hall ... animator / animator: Sally & Jake and Curly & Straight (2 episodes, 1972)

Series Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Tony Vasey ... costume dresser (unknown episodes)

Series Editorial Department 

Colin Bocking ... video tape editor (1 episode, 1987)
Grant Goodwin ... video tape editor (1 episode, 1987)
Martin Perrett ... vision mixer (1 episode, 1987)
Richard Waiting ... vision control (1 episode, 1987)

Series Location Management 

Stephanie Connell ... location advisor (1 episode, 1982)

Series Music Department 

Rod Burton ... songs (567 episodes, 1976-1989)
Jane Tucker ... songs (567 episodes, 1976-1989)
Freddy Marks ... songs (329 episodes, 1980-1989)
Roger Walker ... songs (238 episodes, 1976-1980)
Telltale ... music performer (1 episode, 1972)

Series Other crew 

Stephanie Connell ... educational advisor (495 episodes, 1980-1992)
Ronnie Le Drew ... puppeteer (495 episodes, 1980-1992)
Malcolm Lord ... puppeteer (423 episodes, 1980-1989)
Tony Holtham ... puppeteer (72 episodes, 1989-1992)
Aidan Boulter ... floor manager (50 episodes, 1986)
Sandra Brett ... production assistant (32 episodes, 1984-1989)
Peter Bailey ... researcher (31 episodes, 1986-1989)
Joan Walker-Smith ... stage manager (31 episodes, 1986-1989)
Martin Head ... researcher (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Sue Gwynn ... production assistant (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Mazzi Jones ... researcher (18 episodes, 1981-1983)
Gillian Trethowan ... researcher (15 episodes, 1982-1986)
Sue Cook ... production assistant (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
Penny Welsford ... production assistant (10 episodes, 1984-1988)
Susie Hart ... production assistant (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joanna Stewart ... production assistant (9 episodes, 1986-1987)
Erica Langston ... stage manager (8 episodes, 1989-1992)
Lindsey Bovill ... researcher (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Valerie Heberden ... puppeteer (5 episodes, 1983-1988)
Liz Gray ... researcher (5 episodes, 1983)
Caroline Vance ... production assistant (4 episodes, 1988)
Joanne Stewart ... production assistant (3 episodes, 1986)
Mary Kirkland ... researcher (3 episodes, 1988)
Jayana Austin ... researcher (2 episodes, 1988)
Jinty Coventry ... stage manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Sam Hanson ... researcher (1 episode, 1972)
Violet Philpott ... puppeteer: Moony & Sunshine and Zippy (1 episode, 1972)
Mick Robertson ... researcher (1 episode, 1972)
Gillie Robic ... puppeteer (1 episode, 1981)
Sue Dumbell ... production assistant (1 episode, 1982)
Helen Stephens ... production assistant (1 episode, 1982)
Clara Ducann ... story book illustrator (1 episode, 1986)
James Monroe Tharp Jr. ... production assistant (1 episode, 1986)
Cy Young ... researcher (1 episode, 1986)
Peter Ernster ... studio supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
Patrick Vance ... floor manager (1 episode, 1987)
Jane Hambly ... production assistant (1 episode, 1988)
Mary Austin ... researcher (unknown episodes)
Craig Crane ... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Jill Kent ... educational advisor (unknown episodes)

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