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Welcome to Zippy's Rainbow, an unofficial tribute to the cult kids' classic TV show.  We aim to provide you with merchandise news, sound files, video clips and pictures, along with regular updates where appropriate.  Meanwhile, the 'Extras' section features some files to help you personalise your PC with a Rainbow theme, exclusive to this site.

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Latest News

New Rainbow Video/DVD

'Zip-Up Zippy' will be released on 22 October 2001.  Check out the merchandise page for places to buy.  play247.com is offering this at £7.99 including P&P.

Radio Times

Radio Times magazine have a feature of children's TV over the generations, including information on Rainbow.  Available for sale at most newsagents - until 22/8/01.

Rainbow Posters

Rainbow posters are now available from several shops, including Athena, priced around £3.99.


Zippy Pencil Cases

WHSmith are now selling Zippy pencil cases, priced £4.99, alongside their back-to-school range.  Visit their website to find your nearest store or to shop online.


100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows

Rainbow was among the many shows included in Channel Four's online poll.  The results will be broadcast towards the end of the summer.  Voting is now closed, but you can find out more on the official Channel Four Website.


Christie's Auction

Zippy, Bungle and George costumes were amongst items from Thames TV's Rainbow which featured in the third annual TV Generation sale at South Kensington held on Thursday 12 July 2001.

The trio came complete with their own luggage and wardrobe, including a turquoise and silver tutu for Bungle, a deerstalker and cape, a fake ermine trimmed red velvet cape and snakeskin superhero costume and mask for George and Zippy.  Also included in the lot was a group of publicity photographs from the show. This slice of childhood nostalgia was estimated to fetch up to £3,000 at auction.


Bidding opened at £2000, and rapidly reached the final offer of £6500.  The successful buyers, accompanied by Geoffrey and Jane Tucker adjourned for a press conference following a round of applause.

The new owners of Zippy, George and Bungle were revealed to be Pearson Television, the owners of the classic children's programme. Fran Bromley, Pearson TV's Creative Development Manager,  said that Pearson "want to make them accessible to people" indicating that, with any luck, they would be put on display for all to see.   Fran boosted the hopes of Rainbow fans by not ruling out a return for the show.


HMV Selling Rainbow Merchandise

HMV are now selling T-shirts featuring Bungle, George and Zippy, produced by 2themax Ltd.  A range of phone buddies has also been released.


New Look T-Shirts

New Look have released a range of Rainbow fitted T-shirts.


Golden Bear Rainbow Toys

Golden Bear have released Rainbow merchandise, including keyrings, bags and beanie toys.  Mail Order 2000 are selling this range online at reasonable prices.