Rainbow (1972)

  • Genre: Comedy, Kids
  • Creator: Pamela Lonsdale
  • First Air Date: 1972-10-16
  • Last Air Date: 1992-03-06
  • Total Seasons: 23
  • Total Episodes: 1043
  • Status: Canceled
  • Episode Runtime: 20 min.
  • Production Company: Thames Television
  • Networks: ITV
star 7.4/10
From 7 Ratings


Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories. Join George, Bungle, Zippy, and all their friends at the Rainbow House, always an exciting place to be.

  • Keywords: puppet, british, anthropomorphism, educational
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    Rainbow Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1979-12-23
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1972-10-16
    50 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1973-04-16
    55 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1974-03-04
    34 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1974-09-16
    67 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1975-09-08
    78 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 1976-11-02
    50 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 1977-12-26
    61 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 1978-10-02
    80 Episodes

    Season 9

    First Air Date: 1979-10-26
    69 Episodes

    Season 10

    First Air Date: 1980-10-16
    73 Episodes

    Season 11

    First Air Date: 1981-10-12
    24 Episodes

    Season 12

    First Air Date: 1982-01-04
    37 Episodes

    Season 13

    First Air Date: 1983-01-07
    30 Episodes

    Season 14

    First Air Date: 1983-08-07
    21 Episodes

    Season 15

    First Air Date: 1984-01-06
    29 Episodes

    Season 16

    First Air Date: 1984-08-03
    44 Episodes

    Season 17

    First Air Date: 1985-08-02
    49 Episodes

    Season 18

    First Air Date: 1986-08-01
    54 Episodes

    Season 19

    First Air Date: 1987-09-04
    16 Episodes

    Season 20

    First Air Date: 1988-01-05
    51 Episodes

    Season 21

    First Air Date: 1989-08-09
    24 Episodes

    Season 22

    First Air Date: 1990-08-31
    23 Episodes

    Season 23

    First Air Date: 1991-09-13
    24 Episodes

    Rainbow Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Tight Times30 min
    Season 1Episode 2Miss Nelson is Back30 min
    Season 1Episode 3Bea and Mr. Jones30 min
    Season 1Episode 4Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Louis the Fish30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Digging Up Dinosaurs30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Liang and the Magic Paintbrush30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe30 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Gift of the Sacred Dog30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Gregory, the Terrible Eater30 min
    Season 1Episode 12Three by the Sea30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Arthur's Eyes30 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash30 min
    Season 1Episode 15Ty's One Man Band30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Hot-Air Henry30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Simon's Book30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Ox-Cart Man30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Mystery on the Docks30 min
    Season 2Episode 5A Chair for My Mother30 min
    Season 3Episode 1Paul Bunyon30 min
    Season 3Episode 2The Patchwork Quilt30 min
    Season 3Episode 3Hill of Fire30 min
    Season 3Episode 4The Tortoise and the Hare30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Perfect the Pig30 min
    Season 4Episode 1Animal Cafe30 min
    Season 4Episode 2Alistair in Outer Space30 min
    Season 4Episode 3Feelings30 min
    Season 4Episode 4Watch the Stars Come Out30 min
    Season 4Episode 5Mama Don't Allow30 min
    Season 4Episode 6Space Case30 min
    Season 4Episode 7The Milk Makers30 min
    Season 4Episode 8Imogene's Antlers30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Germs Make Me Sick!30 min
    Season 4Episode 10Abiyoyo30 min
    Season 5Episode 1The Life Cycle of the Honeybee30 min
    Season 5Episode 2Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie30 min
    Season 5Episode 3Chickens Aren't the Only Ones30 min
    Season 5Episode 4The Paper Crane30 min
    Season 5Episode 5The Runaway Duck30 min
    Season 5Episode 6A Three Hat Day30 min
    Season 5Episode 7Rumpelstiltskin30 min
    Season 5Episode 8Best Friends30 min
    Season 5Episode 9Meanwhile Back at the Ranch30 min
    Season 5Episode 10My Little Island30 min
    Season 6Episode 1The Bionic Bunny Show30 min
    Season 6Episode 2Bugs30 min
    Season 6Episode 3The Robbery at the Diamond Dog Diner30 min
    Season 6Episode 4Brush30 min
    Season 6Episode 5The Purple Coat30 min
    Season 6Episode 6Barn Dance!30 min
    Season 6Episode 7Duncan and Dolores30 min
    Season 6Episode 8Knots on a Counting Rope30 min
    Season 6Episode 9Mummies Made in Egypt30 min
    Season 6Episode 10Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters30 min
    Season 7Episode 1Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story30 min
    Season 7Episode 2Stay Away from the Junkyard!30 min
    Season 7Episode 3Little Nino's Pizzeria30 min
    Season 7Episode 4Ludlow Laughs30 min
    Season 7Episode 5Dinosaur Bob and his Adventures with the Family Lazardo30 min
    Season 7Episode 6Dive to the Coral Reefs30 min
    Season 7Episode 7Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus30 min
    Season 7Episode 8Tooth-Gnasher Superflash30 min
    Season 7Episode 9Bored–Nothing to Do!30 min
    Season 7Episode 10Sports Pages30 min
    Season 8Episode 1The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth30 min
    Season 8Episode 2Jack, the Seal and the Sea30 min
    Season 8Episode 3The Bicycle Man30 min
    Season 8Episode 4Florence and Eric Take the Cake30 min
    Season 8Episode 5Sunken Treasure30 min
    Season 9Episode 1Alistair's Time Machine30 min
    Season 9Episode 2The Adventures of Taxi Dog30 min
    Season 9Episode 3The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush30 min
    Season 9Episode 4Galimoto30 min
    Season 9Episode 5Fox on the Job30 min
    Season 9Episode 6Opt: An Illusionary Tale30 min
    Season 9Episode 7Raccoons and Ripe Corn30 min
    Season 9Episode 8The Lady with the Ship on Her Head30 min
    Season 9Episode 9Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express30 min
    Season 9Episode 10Snowy Day: Stories and Poems30 min
    Season 10Episode 1Tar Beach30 min
    Season 10Episode 2The Wall30 min
    Season 10Episode 3Sam the Sea Cow30 min
    Season 10Episode 4Rechenka's Eggs30 min
    Season 10Episode 5Sophie and Lou30 min
    Season 10Episode 6Come a Tide30 min
    Season 10Episode 7The Piggy in the Puddle30 min
    Season 10Episode 8Seashore Surprises30 min
    Season 10Episode 9Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies30 min
    Season 10Episode 10Berlioz the Bear30 min
    Season 11Episode 1Amazing Grace30 min
    Season 11Episode 2The Furry News30 min
    Season 11Episode 3Mrs. Katz and Tush30 min
    Season 11Episode 4The Salamander Room30 min
    Season 11Episode 5Silent Lotus30 min
    Season 11Episode 6Follow the Drinking Gourd30 min
    Season 11Episode 7If You Give a Mouse a Cookie30 min
    Season 11Episode 8Is This a House for Hermit Crab?30 min
    Season 11Episode 9And Still the Turtle Watched30 min
    Season 11Episode 10June 29, 199930 min
    Season 12Episode 1Nosey Mrs. Rat30 min
    Season 12Episode 2Borreguita and the Coyote30 min
    Season 12Episode 3Summer30 min
    Season 12Episode 4Once There Was a Tree30 min
    Season 12Episode 5Appelemondo's Dreams30 min
    Season 12Episode 6The Lotus Seed30 min
    Season 12Episode 7Hail to Mail30 min
    Season 12Episode 8Stellaluna30 min
    Season 12Episode 9My Shadow30 min
    Season 12Episode 10Ruth Law Thrills a Nation30 min
    Season 13Episode 1The Wonderful Towers of Watts30 min
    Season 13Episode 2Martha Speaks30 min
    Season 13Episode 3Alejandro's Gift30 min
    Season 13Episode 4The Sign Painter's Dream30 min
    Season 13Episode 5Archibald Frisby30 min
    Season 14Episode 1Fly Away Home30 min
    Season 14Episode 2Uncle Jed's Barber Shop30 min
    Season 14Episode 3How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World30 min
    Season 14Episode 4Owen30 min
    Season 14Episode 5How Many is a Million?30 min
    Season 15Episode 1Always My Dad30 min
    Season 15Episode 2Bread is for Eating30 min
    Season 15Episode 3Hotel Animal30 min
    Season 15Episode 4Someplace Else30 min
    Season 15Episode 5Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin30 min
    Season 16Episode 1On the Day You Were Born30 min
    Season 16Episode 2Hip Cat30 min
    Season 16Episode 3Regina's Big Mistake30 min
    Season 16Episode 4Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message30 min
    Season 16Episode 5The Carousel30 min
    Season 17Episode 1Math Curse30 min
    Season 17Episode 2My Life with the Wave30 min
    Season 17Episode 3Saturday Sancocho30 min
    Season 17Episode 4When Aunt Lena Did the Rhumba30 min
    Season 17Episode 5Worksong30 min
    Season 18Episode 1The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest30 min
    Season 18Episode 2Pet Stories You Don't Have to Walk30 min
    Season 18Episode 3Lemonade for Sale30 min
    Season 18Episode 4The Secret Shortcut30 min
    Season 18Episode 5My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States30 min
    Season 18Episode 6Badger's Parting Gifts30 min
    Season 19Episode 1The Tin Forest30 min
    Season 19Episode 2Max30 min
    Season 19Episode 3Enemy Pie30 min
    Season 19Episode 4Our Big Home: An Earth Poem30 min
    Season 20Episode 1Visiting Day30 min
    Season 20Episode 2Unique Monique30 min
    Season 20Episode 3Mr. George Baker30 min
    Season 20Episode 4Beegu30 min
    Season 20Episode 5Two Old Potatoes and Me30 min
    Season 21Episode 1The Biggest Test in the Universe30 min
    Season 21Episode 2I Lost My Tooth in Africa30 min
    Season 21Episode 3Boxes for Katje30 min
    Season 21Episode 4Game Day30 min
    Season 21Episode 5Show Way30 min
    • Roy Skelton

      as Zippy / George (voice)
    • Malcolm Lord

      as Bungle
    • Geoffrey Hayes

      as Himself
    Crew Ronnie Le Drew Other
    Crew Tony Holtham Other