Rosie and Jim

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Rosie and Jim
Created by Anne Wood
Robin Stevens
Presented by John Cunliffe
Starring Rebecca Nagan
Robin Stevens
John Cunliffe
Pat Hutchins
Neil Brewer
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 175
Production
Running time Series 1-2: 15 minutes
Series 3-8: 11 minutes
Production company(s) Ragdoll Productions, Central Television
Broadcast
Original channel ITV Network (UK)
PBS Kids (US)
Original run 3 September 1990 (1990-09-03) – 11 December 2000 (2000-12-11)
External links
Website

Rosie and Jim (sometimes written as Rosie & Jim) was a British children's television programme produced by Ragdoll Productions and aired on ITV from 3 September 1990 to 11 December 2000 and on PBS from 5 September 1992 to 13 December 2004. The programme continued, on and off, to be shown on CITV until 2005. The very first episode aired on the CITV channel on 16 January 2013 as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of CITV.

Story[edit]

Rosie and Jim are two rag dolls who live aboard a narrowboat called the Ragdoll, which is from Birmingham. There, they sit with a concertina on their lap, and come alive when no one is looking to explore the world that they pass by on the canal. They learn to experience things by following the Ragdoll's owner on his or her adventures, and secretly joining in with them. Usually, they end up causing trouble, but they never actually end up getting into trouble because no one ever seems to actually see them.

Characters[edit]

Rosie[edit]

Rosie is the female ragdoll. In their adventures, she carries a bag that has her name written on it. She wears a yellow dress and has long black hair held up in a pony tail. She is often heard referring to the boat driver as "fizzgog".

Jim[edit]

Jim is the male ragdoll. In their adventures, he can be seen carrying a note book, in which he sometimes draws things that he has seen. He has short red hair and wears a brown jacket with a red scarf. He also refers to the boat driver as "fizzgog".

Duck[edit]

Duck sits on top of the ragdoll boat and can be heard quacking when there are no humans around so that both Rosie and Jim know that the coast is clear. During many episodes, Rosie or Jim can be seen kissing the duck.

Narrowboat[edit]

Rosie and Jim's home was the Ragdoll, a beautiful canal boat. Following the boat's redundancy from Ragdoll Productions, it is no longer on display to the public.

Series 1 (1990) John Cunliffe[edit]

  • Locks 3 September 1990
  • Painting 4 September 1990
  • Tunnel 5 September 1990
  • Supermarket 6 September 1990
  • Horse Towing 7 September 1990
  • Glass 10 September 1990
  • Boat Building 11 September 1990
  • Washing 12 September 1990
  • Coal 13 September 1990
  • Clipping 14 September 1990
  • Falcons 17 September 1990
  • Woollen Mill 18 September 1990
  • Bread 19 September 1990
  • Shopping 20 September 1990
  • Weaving 21 September 1990
  • Ferry 24 September 1990
  • Milking 25 September 1990
  • Sailing 26 September 1990
  • Steam 27 September 1990
  • Abbey 28 September 1990
  • Breakdown 1 October 1990
  • Pottery 2 October 1990
  • Fairground 3 October 1990
  • Letters 4 October 1990
  • Finding the Way 5 October 1990

Series 2 (1991) John Cunliffe[edit]

  • Automata 4 November 1991
  • Butterflies 5 November 1991
  • Houses 6 November 1991
  • Hair 7 November 1991
  • School 8 November 1991
  • Bricks 11 November 1991
  • Small Animals 12 November 1991
  • Hats 13 November 1991
  • Hospital 14 November 1991
  • Boat Painting 15 November 1991
  • Sheepdog 18 November 1991
  • Waterworks 19 November 1991
  • Blacksmith 20 November 1991
  • Library 21 November 1991
  • Dredging 22 November 1991
  • Rope 25 November 1991
  • Trees 26 November 1991
  • Shoes 27 November 1991
  • Brass 28 November 1991
  • Flying 29 November 1991
  • Coracle 2 December 1991
  • Puppet Show 3 December 1991
  • Shire Horses 4 December 1991
  • Eggs 5 December 1991
  • Boat Festival 6 December 1991

Series 3 (1994) Pat Hutchins[edit]

  • Radio Station 3 January 1994
  • Babies 4 January 1994
  • Steam Train 5 January 1994
  • Barn Owl 6 January 1994
  • Gingerbread Man 7 January 1994
  • Musical Instruments 10 January 1994
  • Flower Baskets 11 January 1994
  • Duck Gets Lost 12 January 1994
  • Ten Pin Bowling 13 January 1994
  • Sneezes 14 January 1994
  • Digging For Potatoes 17 January 1994
  • Pony Riding 18 January 1994
  • Lovely Bananas 19 January 1994
  • Splish Splash Splosh 20 January 1994
  • Down on the Farm 21 January 1994
  • The Hat Factory 24 January 1994
  • The Disappearing Sausages 25 January 1994
  • Soapy Duck 26 January 1994
  • Bouncy Castles 27 January 1994
  • A Special Dance 28 January 1994
  • Flood on the Boat 31 January 1994
  • The Shoemaker 1 February 1994
  • Scarecrow 2 February 1994
  • Roller Skating 3 February 1994
  • Stars at Night 4 February 1994

Series 4 (1996) Pat Hutchins[edit]

  • Acrobats 4 January 1996
  • Earrings 11 January 1996
  • The Best Boat in the World 18 January 1996
  • Mouse on the Boat 25 January 1996
  • Floating Restaurant 1 February 1996
  • On Safari 8 February 1996
  • Exercise 15 February 1996
  • Little Lost Kitten 22 February 1996
  • Stripes 29 February 1996
  • Magical Lights 7 March 1996
  • Making Pizza 14 March 1996
  • Shop Window 21 March 1996
  • Visiting the Vet 28 March 1996
  • Bus Ride 4 April 1996
  • Dog Training 11 April 1996
  • Winning the Race 18 April 1996
  • The Milkman 25 April 1996
  • Ballroom Dancing 2 May 1996
  • The Umbrella Factory 9 May 1996
  • Sleepy Baby 16 May 1996

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