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'''''The Rimini Riddle''''' was an Irish puppet TV series that first aired as public access and was then picked up by the Ireland broadcasting networks RTÉ and Network 2, from September 1992 to March 1995.
  
'''The Rimini Riddle''' is an Irish puppet TV series that first aired as a pubic broadcast show in the 90's and in September 1992 to March 1995, aired in the Ireland broadcasting networks RTE and Network 2. It was part of a television block called ''Saturday Club'' and aired three seasons and 95 and a half episodes.
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It was part of a television block named ''Saturday Club'' and aired three seasons.
  
 
==Premise==
 
==Premise==
 
The premise of the show is mostly unknown, with descriptions varying from one person to another.  
 
The premise of the show is mostly unknown, with descriptions varying from one person to another.  
  
The Rimini Riddle is about three orphans, named Rory, Leo, and Ellen, who live in a guest house with their aunt Vera known as the "Rimini Guesthouse" after their parents die. The house is besides a beach and the orphans are not allowed to go swimming. There is an old picture in the guest house painted by the children’s grandmother of two little girls on a beach in Victorian costume and is highly treasured by Aunt Vera. One day while dusting, Ellen cracks the glass in the painting and finds herself in a fantasy world, on the beach in the picture, where she meets the two little girls depicted the picture as well as a fisherman.
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''The Rimini Riddle'' is about three orphans, named Rory, Leo, and Ellen, who live in a guest house with their aunt Vera known as the "Rimini Guesthouse" after their parents die. The house is beside a beach and the orphans are not allowed to go swimming. There is an old picture in the guest house painted by the children’s grandmother of two little girls on a beach in Victorian costume and is highly treasured by Aunt Vera. One day while dusting, Ellen cracks the glass in the painting and finds herself in a fantasy world, on the beach in the picture, where she meets the two little girls depicted the picture as well as a fisherman.
  
The series apparently revolves around a mystery in the Rimini household. The mystery has something to do with the two girls depicted in a treasured picture owned by Aunt Vera, who were said to have drowned years ago. There is also a plush otter doll named Otto who is owned by Leo and is said to be evil, and may or may not have some part in the fate of the girls.
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The series apparently revolves around a mystery in the Rimini household. The mystery has something to do with the two girls depicted in the aforementioned picture owned by Aunt Vera, who was said to have drowned years ago. There is also a plush otter doll named Otto who is owned by Leo and is said to be evil, and may or may not have some part in the fate of the girls.
  
The series was known to have had many story and character arcs, especially for a kid's show, and has been described as a "Puppet soap opera".
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The series was known to have had many stories and character arcs, especially for a kid's show, and has been described as a "Puppet soap opera".
  
 
==The Search==
 
==The Search==
The search for the show has dated back since September 24, 2008 in boards.ie. There has been a Facebook group dedicated to looking for the show and forum posts talking about the memories of the show, negative and positive.
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The search for the show has dated back since September 24th, 2008, in boards.ie. There has been a Facebook group dedicated to looking for the show and forum posts talking about the memories of the show, both negative and positive.  
  
Throughout that time, two clips surfaced, one of a clip of the Valentine's Special, and the other being an unknown episode with a clip from the puppeteer.
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Throughout that time, numerous pieces of footage surfaced, including a full episode, a clip of a Valentine's Special, a clip of an unknown episode uploaded by the puppeteer, and a clip from the Irish comedy panel series ''Don't Feed The Gondolas'' that edited together clips from the show to create a trailer for a fictional pornographic film entitled "Hot Alpine Nights with The Lonely Sheperdess".
  
No home media release has come up.
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The show never received any home media releases.<ref>[http://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/1179/rimini-riddle-lost-puppet-ireland The Lost Media Forum's post on ''The Rimini Riddle''.] Retrieved 18 Oct '18</ref>
  
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==Gallery==
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  |description1 =A full episode of the series.
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |description2 =A clip of Series 2 of ''The Rimini Riddle''.
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  |service3    =vimeo
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  |id3          =134085100
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  |description3 =Clip from the puppeteer of an unknown episode.
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  |service4    =youtube
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  |id4          =FCrSTBRkqUY
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  |description4 =Clip from ''Don't Feed the Gondolas'' featuring footage from the series.
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}}
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===Stills===
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File:Riminiriddle1.jpg
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File:Riminiriddle2.jpg
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File:Riminiriddle3.jpg
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File:Rimini Riddle 5.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle6.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle7.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle8.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle9.jpg
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File:Riminiriddle13.jpg
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File:Rimini otto.jpg
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</gallery>
  
==Screenshots==
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===Behind The Scenes Photos===
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File:Riminiriddle4.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle10.jpg
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File:RiminiRiddle11.jpg
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</gallery>
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===TV Guides===
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File:Riminiriddlesearch1.jpg
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File:Riminiriddlesearch2.jpg
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</gallery>
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==Reference==
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{{reflist}}
  
 
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[[Category:Lost puppetry|Rimini Riddle]]
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[[Category:Lost TV|Rimini Riddle]]
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Latest revision as of 02:05, 4 November 2020

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One of the characters.

Status: Partially Found

The Rimini Riddle was an Irish puppet TV series that first aired as public access and was then picked up by the Ireland broadcasting networks RTÉ and Network 2, from September 1992 to March 1995.

It was part of a television block named Saturday Club and aired three seasons.

Premise

The premise of the show is mostly unknown, with descriptions varying from one person to another.

The Rimini Riddle is about three orphans, named Rory, Leo, and Ellen, who live in a guest house with their aunt Vera known as the "Rimini Guesthouse" after their parents die. The house is beside a beach and the orphans are not allowed to go swimming. There is an old picture in the guest house painted by the children’s grandmother of two little girls on a beach in Victorian costume and is highly treasured by Aunt Vera. One day while dusting, Ellen cracks the glass in the painting and finds herself in a fantasy world, on the beach in the picture, where she meets the two little girls depicted the picture as well as a fisherman.

The series apparently revolves around a mystery in the Rimini household. The mystery has something to do with the two girls depicted in the aforementioned picture owned by Aunt Vera, who was said to have drowned years ago. There is also a plush otter doll named Otto who is owned by Leo and is said to be evil, and may or may not have some part in the fate of the girls.

The series was known to have had many stories and character arcs, especially for a kid's show, and has been described as a "Puppet soap opera".

The Search

The search for the show has dated back since September 24th, 2008, in boards.ie. There has been a Facebook group dedicated to looking for the show and forum posts talking about the memories of the show, both negative and positive.

Throughout that time, numerous pieces of footage surfaced, including a full episode, a clip of a Valentine's Special, a clip of an unknown episode uploaded by the puppeteer, and a clip from the Irish comedy panel series Don't Feed The Gondolas that edited together clips from the show to create a trailer for a fictional pornographic film entitled "Hot Alpine Nights with The Lonely Sheperdess".

The show never received any home media releases.[1]

Gallery

A full episode of the series.
A clip of Series 2 of The Rimini Riddle.
Clip from the puppeteer of an unknown episode.
Clip from Don't Feed the Gondolas featuring footage from the series.

Stills

Behind The Scenes Photos

TV Guides

Reference