Geoffrey Hayes obituary Haiku

Rainbow star Geoffrey Hayes

With the sad news that Geoffrey Hayes, the human face of children’s television show Rainbow, has died aged 76, the Suffolk Gazette’s resident obituary Haiku writer Richard Standen offers his tribute.

“Zippy, George, Bungle’s
last wave to Geoffrey. Somewhere
over the Rainbow.”

Rainbow, featuring Zippy, Bungle and George, ran for 25 years, covering 1,000 shows.


But perhaps the most famous episode was this one, created for fun by the staff one Christmas, and certainly never meant for public viewing. Apologies for the quality!

Geoffrey Hayes
Born: 13 March, 1942, Stockport, Cheshire
Died: 1 October, 2018

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