Stanley Bates

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Stanley Bates
Born Stanley Kevin Bates
(1942-10-08) 8 October 1942 (age 76)
East Finchley, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor and screen writer
Years active 1969–present
Known for Bungle from Rainbow (1973–1989)

Stanley Kevin Bates (born 8 October 1942 in East Finchley, London) is a British actor and screen writer most famously known for the role of Bungle, and as a scriptwriter, in the children's television programme, Rainbow between 1973 and 1989, series 2 to series 17. Other credits include roles in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972), Theatre of Blood (1973) and The Tomorrow People.

On 10 March 2001, Bates was bound over to keep the peace following an alleged road rage incident. The incident occurred in May 2000.[1]


  1. ^ "The Year of the Beast - Home News, UK - The Independent". London: 26 December 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2010.

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