The Rhyme Rocket was a 2012 CBeebies show that aimed to harness the power of poetry as a literacy tool for four and five year-olds.

Commander Rhyme-a-Lot (an alien), First Officer Ditty and Professor Poet would blast off into space on a mission to collect poems from around the universe.

First Officer Ditty was played by Joe Chambers, who grew up in Droitwich, and he would later combine his rhyming skills and local knowledge to great effect.

For the 2021 launch of the Droitwich Augmented Reality Trail, Joe wrote an amusing rap in which John Corbett and a Roman soldier extoll the town’s virtues.

Joe plays both characters in the video for This Is Droitwich, which can be viewed here

And you can check out the title sequence for The Rhyme Rocket here