was Roland's first TV Series for the BBC, and was broadcast in a
prime-time Saturday tea time slot, usually around 5.20.
Based on BBC3 (which didn't really exist in
1986), Roland not only had his own show - he had his own
Famous names such as Frank Carson, Lulu,
Barry Norman and Nicholas Parsons opened and closed each
episode, which was based in the RatCave.
Five of Roland's entourage made their
first appearances in the series - Iris & Freddy, Colin The Flea,
Fergie The Ferret, and Reggie's pet budgie Eric.
Maureen, the RatCave receptionist also
made her debut, chatting to Roland as he made his way from
reception to the TV studio. Roland sat behind his desk and
introduced guest stars, sketches and major pop stars.
Roland was able to get some of the biggest
names in music to appear, along with some top up and coming
bands. Ultravox, Dead Or Alive, The Stranglers, Swing Out
Sister, The Communards are Erasure all popped in and performed
during the series.
Big showbiz names also sat chatting to
Roland, or starred in sketches, throughout the fourteen
episodes. Brian Blessed, Samantha Fox, John Challis and Richard
O'Brien were all booked to appear by D'Arcey De Farcey - who
also managed plenty of screen time himself!