{"title":"The Rod, Jane and Freddy Show","dateDebut":"1981","dateEnd":"1990","description":"Rod, Jane and Freddy was the most famous name for a singing trio who appeared in children's programming on the British TV channel ITV in the 1970s and 1980s. They starred both in the long-running series Rainbow as well as their own 15-minute show, Rod, Jane and Freddy. They have also made numerous guest appearances in several other children's TV shows including The Sooty Show.\r\n\r\nThe original trio consisted of Rod Burton, Jane Tucker and Matthew Corbett, when they were known as \"Rod, Matt and Jane\". Corbett left in 1976 to host The Sooty Show and was replaced by actor Roger Walker (later to star in the BBC's ill-fated soap opera Eldorado, whereupon the trio became known as \"Rod, Jane and Roger\". When Walker left in 1980, he was replaced by Freddy Marks, leading to the most famous incarnation of the trio.\r\n\r\nRod Jane and Freddy Show - 1981 - 1990\r\n\r\nThey wrote hundreds of songs on various different topics. Most were comedic but several had deeper meanings.\r\n\r\nThey have written and produced 10 albums, 24 videos, written jingles for commercial radio, theme and title music for TV, songs for Pantomimes and managed to write a massive 2500 songs during the course of their careers!\r\n\r\nTheir shows often followed a certain format:\r\n\r\n * Opening with a big song, giving you an idea of the theme of this particular show (music and Song, pets, moving house, etc)\r\n * Rod, Jane and Freddy would usually have solo songs\r\n * There was often a sketch, but these were generally rarer than songs\r\n * They would close with a final song\r\n * As the credits rolled, the first or last song would be sung again.\r\n\r\nOne of their most well known songs is \"Big Dogs, Small Dogs\".\r\n\r\nEpisode List\r\n\r\nThe Farmyard 1989\r\n\r\nChinese Plate 1989\r\n\r\nMoving House 1989\r\n\r\nTown 1989\r\n\r\nSweets 1989\r\n\r\nFood 1989\r\n\r\nSnow and Ice 1989\r\n\r\nGames 1989\r\n\r\nHouses and Homes 1989\r\n\r\nDressing Up 1989\r\n\r\nNursery Ryhmes 1989\r\n\r\nWild West 1989\r\n\r\nFast and Slow 1989\r\n\r\nMusic and Song 1989\r\n\r\nLand of Dreams 1989\r\n\r\nLight 1989\r\n\r\nPaper 1989\r\n\r\nSuitcases 1989\r\n\r\nThe Wizard 1989\r\n\r\nWeather 1989\r\n\r\nFeelings 1989\r\n\r\nBody Movement 1989\r\n\r\nGarden 1990\r\n\r\nDots and Dashes 1990\r\n\r\nFriends 1990\r\n\r\nFaces 1990\r\n\r\nChildren's Favourites 1990\r\n\r\nMirrors\/ Dressing Up 1990\r\n\r\nToys 1990\r\n\r\nTricks of the Trade 1990\r\n\r\nBoxes 1990\r\n\r\nTime 1990\r\n\r\nEntertainers 1990\r\n\r\nEpisodes can be found on youtube.com*\r\n\r\nAlthough the trio no longer regularly appear on television (apart from repeats of Rainbow from the early 1980s on the UK digital TV channel Nick Jr.), they remain a popular attraction in British children's theatre and in pantomime. They also featured in Peter Kay's video for his 2007 Comic Relief release of I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/media.retrojunk.com\/file\/7730d4d35810366e916cc5a9eaa3df086638cc63747741179622fe4582f5bb794eed67f7e361c3\/image\/6f5_46c09d92ec.jpg"}