Rainbow

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Rainbow was broadcast on the ITV lunchtime slot, between 1972 and 1992. It featured Geoffrey, the presenter and storyteller, along with the famous puppets Zippy, George and Bungle.

Occasionally there would be music on the show, usually provided by Rod, Jane and Freddy.

Rainbow was also host to a few short animated series by Cosgrove Hall, which became famous in their own right, such as Cockleshell Bay.

The show has since gained a cult following in the UK.


Contents

Characters

  • Geoffrey - Joined the cast of Rainbow a year after it first started, when the original presenter, David Cook, left the show.
  • Zippy - A loud mouth who could have his mouth zipped shut when needed!
  • George - A pink, effeminate hippo who always seemed to be very happy!
  • Bungle - A large cuddly teddy bear!

Cast & Credits


  • The Puppets
    • Bungle - Originally played by John Leeson, but later played by Stanley Bates, Malcolm Lord or Paul Cullinan.
    • George - Voiced by Roy Skelton, operated by Malcolm Lord, Tony Holtham or Craig Crane.
    • Zippy - Originally Peter Hawkins voiced and operated Zippy. Later on Roy Skelton did the voice, with Ronnie Le Drew operating the puppet.


  • The Musicians
    • Rod - Rod Burton
    • Jane - Jane Tucker
    • Freddy - Freddy Marks
    • Matt - Matthew Corbett (original group member (1974-1977), before Freddy Marks)
    • Roger - Roger Walker (group member after Matthew Corbett, (1977-1980), before Freddy Marks)

Theme Tune

  • Download (MP3) (Extended Version)

Lyrics

Up above the streets and houses,
Rainbow climbing high.
Everyone can see it climbling
Through the sky.

Paint the whole world with a rainbow!


All along the streams and rivers,
Shining in the lakes.
See the colours of the rainbow,
As the morning breaks.

Paint the whole world with a rainbow!

Merchandise

DVD

Rainbow - Songs, Rhymes, Stories And Tales
Rainbow - Songs, Rhymes, Stories And Tales
Rainbow - 30th Anniversary Special Edition
Rainbow - 30th Anniversary Special Edition
Rainbow - Zippy Sets Them Up!
Rainbow - Zippy Sets Them Up!
Rainbow: Zip-Up Zippy
Rainbow: Zip-Up Zippy
Rainbow - My Mate Zippy
Rainbow - My Mate Zippy
Cult Kids Classics
(include one episode - Naughty Zippy (1991))
Cult Kids Classics


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