The ‘forgotten’ Rainbow presenter

Friday, April 3, 2009 by

Cook and co

Cook and co

In 1972, ITV began airing during the daytime, unleashing a flotilla of programmes that – in many cases – would endure for years to come. Shows like Emmerdale Farm, Crown Court, Mr & Mrs… and Rainbow.

Produced by Pamela Lonsdale at Thames Television, the programme originally aired with writer and actor David Cook in the presenting role. To the best of my knowledge, Cook – who went on to enjoy substantial success as a writer – has never been interview about his association with Rainbow before.

Well, until I tracked him down in 2007. Read the interview ยป


2 Responses to “The ‘forgotten’ Rainbow presenter”

  1. Applemask on April 4th, 2009 4:23 pm

    It’s because the early Bungle was genuinely terrifying. That whole era of the show has been repressed like an abuse memory from the national consciousness.

  2. Toni June Martin on January 24th, 2010 2:09 am

    I never forgot the forgotten presenter although I was only eight at the time, I am delighted to see that I didn’t imagine him, and there really was another presenter of Rainbow called David. I still have a crush on him, even now!!