Roland Rat is a puppet character created and operated by David Claridge. Roland made his first appearance on TV-am in 1983, where he would see his rise to fame. He has a mother named Iris, a father named Freddie, and a brother named Little Reggie.
He presented Children's ITV in May 1983, March 1984 and January 1985 (with Kevin the Gerbil temporarily filling in for him).
He and Matthew Kelly both appeared in the CITV Birthday Bash on 3 January 1983.