Roland's Rat Race

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Roland Rat (puppeteer David Claridge)


Stan: Roy Sampson (1989 qualifying stages)

Nicholas Parsons (1989 semi-finals and final)


BBC North West for BBC1, 2 January 1988 to 15 April 1989 (24 episodes in 2 series)


Kids quiz where the contestants sat in cars and earnt miles instead of points.

Rounds one to three (or laps, as they called it) consisted of individual rounds on general knowledge, pop music and observation. The final lap was a quick-fire team round.


David Claridge

Title music

Steve Jeffries

Web links

Opening titles from the BBC Motion Graphics Archive

See also

Weaver's Week review of a 1989 episode


Part 1 of a 1989 episode.


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