Rainbow


Welcome to our section about the children's programme Rainbow

 

FACTFILE
ON THE AIR 16th October 1972 - 26th July 1992
ORIGINAL CHANNEL ITV
PRODUCTION COMPANY Thames Television
NUMBER OF EPISODES 1002
PRODUCTION LOCATIONS  
CAST Full Cast Listings
   
MISSING BELIEVED WIPED N/A - All epsiodes still in existence
ARCHIVE HOLDER Boat Rocker Media
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London
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Tel: 020.3746.0850
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HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVES Episode #1.1 - Shapes (TX 16/10/1972)
Episode #6.30 - Christmas Party (TX 26/12/1975)
Episode #17.37 - Detective (02/05/1986)

 

 

Rainbow was a children's programme for younger children. It came about as a change to broadcasting hours on ITV which meant that the channel would start the day earlier and Thames was one of four ITV companies to provide a programe for younger children in a lunchtime weekday slot.

Rainbow featured a house in which David lived with a bear called Bungle. They were joined by a creature called Zippy who had a zip for a mouth which could be shut when he was becoming too annoying, also there were other puppets Moony and Sunshine. The show consisted of a story and other features to educate small children.

From the second series David was repaced with Geoffrey while Mooney and Sunshine were replaced with a pink hippo called George, this would remain the way during its original run.

There was also music on the show, originally this was from a trio called Telltale and then later Matt, Jane and Freddy followed by Rod, Jane and Freddy.

 

RAINBOW [TITLES] - 1972

These were the titles to the very first episode of Rainbow

 

   
  Play Video
Rainbow [Titles]
#1.1 - Shapes
16th October 1972
Boat Rocker Media

RAINBOW - 1972

These images were from the first episode "Shapes"

   
  Rainbow
#1.1 - Shapes
16th October 1972
Boat Rocker Media




RAINBOW [CREDITS] - 1972



   
  Play Video
Rainbow [Credits]
Episode #1.1 - Shapes
16th October 1972
Boat Rocker Media
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RAINBOW [TITLES] - 1986

 

 
   
  Play Video
Rainbow [Titles]
#17.37 - Detectives
2nd May 1986
Boat Rocker Media

RAINBOW - 1972

These images were from the first episode "Shapes"

   
  Rainbow
#17.37 - Detectives
2nd May 1986
Boat Rocker Media




RAINBOW [CREDITS] - 1986



   
  Play Video
Rainbow [Credits]
Episode #17.37 - Detectives
2nd May 1986
Boat Rocker Media
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