Rosie and Jim

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 United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 176
Running time Series 1-2: 15 minutes
Series 3-8: 11 minutes
Production company(s) Ragdoll Productions
Central Television (1990-1996)
Carlton UK Productions (1996-1998)
United Productions (1998-2000)
Original network ITV Network (CITV) (UK)
PBS Kids (US)
Original release 3 September 1990 (1990-09-03) – 31 March 2000 (2000-03-31)
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Rosie and Jim (sometimes written as Rosie & Jim) is a British children's television programme produced by Ragdoll Productions and aired on ITV from 3 September 1990 to 31 March 2000, and on PBS from 5 September 1992 to 31 March 2001. The programme continued, on and off, to be shown on CITV until 2005. The first ever episode aired on the CITV channel on 16 January 2013 as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of CITV.


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.



Rosie (puppeteered and voiced by Rebecca Nagan) 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" (John Cunliffe), "loopy lobes" (or just "loopy"; Pat Hutchins) and "tootle" (Neil Brewer).


Jim (puppeteered and voiced by Robin Stevens) 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", "loopy lobes" and "tootle".


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.


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

Series 2 (1991) John Cunliffe

Series 3 (1994) Pat Hutchins

Series 4 (1996) Pat Hutchins

Series 5 (1997) Neil Brewer

Series 6 (1998) Neil Brewer

Series 7 (1999) Neil Brewer

Series 8 (2000) Neil Brewer

WildBrain series (2015-present)

In late 2015, WildBrain, a subsidiary of Rosie & Jim's current owners, DHX Media, revived the characters in animated Nursery Rhyme singalongs. These short videos are seen on many DHX-Media-owned YouTube channels.

Media releases


Locks, Painting, Tunnel, Supermarket

Coal, Bread, Shopping, Steam

Abbey, Falcons

Pottery, Finding the Way, Letters, Fairground

Automata, Butterflies, House, Hair

Horse Towing, Glass, Boat Building, Washing

Small Animals, School, Bricks, Hats

Locks, Painting

Trees, Hospital, Boat Painting, Sheepdog

Waterworks, Rope, Boat Festival, Coracle

Flying, Blacksmith, Shire Horses, Brass

Sailing, Weaving, Milking, Breakdown

Locks, Painting, Tunnel, Supermarket, Coal, Bread, Shopping

Sailing, Weaving, Milking, Breakdown

Puppet Show, Eggs, Library, Shoes

Woollen Mill, Clipping, Ferry, Dredging

Pottery, Finding The Way, Letters, Fairground, Abbey, Falcons, Steam

Automata, Butterflies, House, Hair, School, Bricks, Hats

Radio Station, Babies, Steam Train, Barn Owl, Gingerbread Man

Musical Instruments, Flower Baskets, Duck Gets Lost, Ten Pin Bowling, Sneezes

Flying, Blacksmith, Shire Horses, Brass, Sailing, Weaving, Milking, Breakdown

Digging for Potatoes, Pony Riding, Lovely Bananas, Splish Splash Splosh, Down on the Farm

The Hat Factory, The Disappearing Sausages, Bouncy Castles, A Special Dance, Flood on the Boat

Radio Station, Steam Train, Barn Owl, Musical Instruments, Ten-Pin Bowling, Splish, Splash, Splosh, Down On The Farm, The Disappearing Sausages, A Special Dance

Quackin' Duck Boogie, A Duck Kite, Floating Duck, Disappearing Duck, Windy Day, Duck and the Ducklings

Soapy Duck, Scarecrow, Roller Skating, The Shoemaker, Stars at Night

On Safari, Little Lost Kitten, Stripes, Exercise, Making Pizza

Acrobats, Earrings, Gondola, Mouse, Floating Restaurant

Shop Window, Visiting the Vet, Bus Ride, Dog Training, Winning the Race, The Milkman, Ballroom Dancing, The Umbrella Factory, Magical Lights, Sleep Baby

Splish, Splash, Splosh, Floating Restaurant, The Milkman, Making Pizza, Soapy Duck, Lovely Bananas, Ballroom Dancing, Shop Window, Roller Skating, Exercise

Water Skiing, Bike Ride, Gymnastic Jim, Down the Waterslide, Disco

Music Boat, Recording Studio, One Man Band, Chinese Lion Dance, Music Party

Chimney Sweep, Do-It Yourself, Washing Day, Tomato Ketchup, Oodles of Noodles

Fish Face, Baby Elephant's Bathtime, Pony and Trap, Naughty Little Frog, Riding Lesson

Washing Day, Baby Elephant's Bathtime, Down the Waterslide

Sticky Honey, Radio Control, Reeds on the Roof, A Jacket for Neil, Mother's Day, Theatre, A New Chair, Runaway Roller Blades, Rosie's Rocks, Where's the Wedding Ring?, Artists at Work

Hot Air Balloon, Riding Lesson, Bike Ride

Beach, Amazing Teddy, Golf, Stilts, Camping, Run, Neil Run

Flashing Fire Engine, Sticky Stick Up, Water, Water Everywhere, Anchor and Chain, Lifeboat Rescue, Hop to the Hospital


Series guide

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