Rainbow Comic #309 - 1994 - Thames Television - FR
Rainbow Comic #309 - 1994 - Thames Television
Fair Condition - Creased corner/pen marks inside comic
Rainbow is a British children's television series, created by Pamela Lonsdale, which ran from 12 November 1972 until 6 March 1992 when Thames Television lost its ITV franchise to Carlton Television. The series was revived by HTV on 10 January 1994 until 24 March 1997, in two different formats from the original Thames series, with differing cast members.
The series was originally conceived as a British equivalent of long-running American educational puppet series Sesame Street. The British series was developed in house by Thames Television, and had no input from the Children's Television Workshop. It was intended to develop language and social skills for pre-school children and went on to win the Society of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Children's Programme in 1975.