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Cloud Burst
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Running time 20 mins
Original network British Broadcasting Corporation
Original release 1974 (1974)
Preceded by Joe and the Sheep Rustlers (1973)
Followed by The King's Dragon (1977)

Cloud Burst is a ten-part story within the Look and Read series of BBC Television programme for primary schools, aimed at improving children's literacy skills. The first episode of Cloud Burst was first broadcast on 24 September 1974; the last (of ten) episodes was first broadcast on 3 December 1974.


Whilst playing with a toy plane, Jenny Barber and her brother, Tim, meet a scientist, Ram Pandit, who is working on a secret invention. When Ram is kidnapped apparently by the mysterious Man on a Motor Bike who is working for rivals trying to get information on his work, it is up to the children to find them and stop his invention from falling into the wrong hands.


  • Richard Carpenter - Presenter
  • Jane Carr - Singer
  • Tina Heath - Jenny Barber
  • Anne Ridler - Mrs Green
  • Charles Collingwood - Wordy
  • Gerald Down -
  • Derek Griffiths - Singer
  • Nigel Rathbone - Tim Barber
  • Kenneth Watson - Mr Barber
  • Miles Anderson - Dick Turner
  • Renu Setna - Ram Pandit
  • Michael Sheard - Number Two
  • Bill Gavin - Sir Robert Blain


  1. Out of Control
  2. Ram Pandit
  3. RAV 1
  4. The Gas Gun
  5. In the Hut
  6. The Secret
  7. To the Mill
  8. The Signal
  9. Escape
  10. Fire the Rockets
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