Tuesday, 2 October 2018

"Have you seen Bungle's twanger?"



Sigh.

Another little piece of my childhood has toddled off to the great brightly-coloured television studio in the sky, with the sad news of the death of Geoffrey Hayes, the host/chief combatant of ITV's Rainbow - a show that, quite remarkably, he fronted for twenty years (1972 to 1992).

There's a rather touching tribute to the man over at Den of Geek blog.

However, the sad demise of such an "icon" only gives me a greater excuse to post this, possibly Mr Hayes' - and the show's - finest hour!



I cried with laughter when I first saw it! [Read a transcription.]

RIP, Charles Geoffrey Hayes (13th March 1942 – 1st October 2018)

10 comments:

  1. Oh, no! Who's going to look after Bungle, Zippy and George now??

    I can't believe that plucking finest hour show. It's incredible! I've seen it before on the internet, but surely it was never actually broadcast on the telly, was it?

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    1. Apparently it was filmed entirely for the amusement of the whole crew at their Xmas party... I think even George was shit-faced. Jx

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  2. Good grief! It reads like a drunken students' script for a Rag Revue.

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    1. Drunken students probably made up about 60% of the show's daytime telly audience. Jx

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    2. Highly likely.
      I've just played that clip.John Noakes were nowt like that on Playschool.

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    3. Brian Cant, however, probably had a bloody good laugh! Jx

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  3. Also.... If people are going around outibo Bert and Ernie... This whole show's called Rainbow for gods sake

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    1. It was as camp as old tits, dear! Jx

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