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Rimski & Handkerchief 's

Saturday Live at 5:05 


Here is a patchwork of highlights from the original 2020 11 week run
Saturday Live at 5:05 is a live streamed TV style show, which has been described as 'Playschool for adults' (although kids like it too!). It features music with the bicycle piano & double bassicle, Wind Ups of all sorts- including gramophone records- and other funny features & antics from Rimski & Handkerchief ....
Season one was a direct response to 'working from home' during lockdown, broadcasting live from Rimski's Yard HQ every Saturday at 5:05pm. It ran for 11 consecutive weeks during May- July 2020, with people tuning in from all over the globe via "Rimski & Handkerchief" FB page...
And with creative assistance/expert camera work from friend/storyteller/theatre maker,
 DR. J  Blake AKA Josie Jo! 
The show has been heralded as 'a much needed tonic in these uncertain times'.... 

The experimental Season 2 took place in August, during a brief chapter of appearances out in the big wide world, and had just three episodes. It explored having both live and online live audiences simultaneously- which was tricky! The first episode took place amidst 

The Bullzini Family Circus extravaganza in Evercreech, Somerset.      

An Autumn Special (featuring Blue Moon) then took place on Saturday 31st  October
And a two part Christmas  show- featuring Rimski & Handkerchief's Christmas Lucky Dip, took place on Saturday 12th & 19th December 2020
Two further shows took place in Spring 2021, but since then, real life touring has taken priority...  
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All episodes can be found at our
Rimski's Yard Youtube channel...
Saturday Live at 5:05 footage below!

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Many thanks, lots of love & see you in the ether,
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Viewers Commnets...

"So you think you've seen some weird people lately? Scroll through this and watch a pair of bonkers people being bonkers to the extent that they might just get to the nutter Olympics"
"Heading Magical travelling music conjured up in a Heath Robinson world of whimsy and surreal invention. COMPLETELY WONDERFUL"

"Impassioned Impressions Hoot & A Half Million! These Two, Fix It All! My Blues Are Flipp’n Rainbows Now!!!"

"This is a real treat. Two people you may have been lucky enough to have bumped into at a festival in the past, have now transitioned to perform virtually.. for your viewing pleasure. It's Watch With Mother on acid, and perfect for kids of all ages..."

Browse Season 1 Shows

(click on a poster to watch)


Episode 1: Introduction

Featuring demo with the umbrella repair machine. Pramophone Time. How to: make your very own raisins!

Episode 2: Getting back from the shops; unloading the shopping. Pramophone Time.

How to: dry your washing whatever the weather!


Episode 3: "Not above Five"

Introducing 'where in the world'. Quiet Time; Radio Time; party time!

How to: make a difficult to reach back places toothbrush.

Episode 2: Getting back from the shops. Appropriate ways of unloading the shopping.

How to: dry your washing whatever the weather!

Episode 4: "The Umbrella Repair machine"

Will it be possible to meet Mr. Crossman's deadline?


Episode 5: "Heavy Traffic"

Featuring transport expert Jeremy Tyresome, exploring How to: steer the bicycle piano


Episode 6: "Midsummer Special"

Featuring new song '2023' 

Storytime with Josie Jo

Piano on fire!


Episode 7: "Handkerchief's Birthday"

But has Rimski forgotten?

How to: make a party bag for one.

Featuring new invention:

the silly-go-round!


Episode 8: "Side By Side"

How to: put stunt pegs on your wheelbarrow

Born Free!

Episode 9:

"2023" Lyric writing competition

How to: cut down on sugar...

'Play a difficult song' time...

It is not okay to kill flies


Episode 10:

"When you're smiling... !"

How to: grow your plants 5 times the size...

Handkerchief has an 'accident' !


Episode 11: Finale of season 1

How to: coil your hose, neatly and in half the time

"Trail of the lonesome pine"

Hat Contest prize giveaway

Thank you to all those who entered the hat competition!


See Season 1 Episode 11 ​for the result!

All entries (including late ones not shown on the final program) are featured on the Season 1 Highlights 'What Time is it Now?'at 9:09 minutes in. 

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Saturday Live Autumn Special

Saturday Live Christmas Lucky Dip Feature Length Special 

This is Parts 1 & 2 edited together...


2021 Shows...

Spring Episode 1

Spring Episode 2

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