I'm not normally much of a one for R.I.P.-style posts, but I've just heard the news that Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Noggin The Nog and Ivor The Engine - i.e. only some of the greatest children's TV shows of all time - died yesterday, aged 83. Bugger. What an amazing legacy though.
My favourite of the lot has to be Ivor The Engine. Here's the classic episode Snowdrifts, narrated and co-voiced, as ever, by the man himself. Amazing to think that Postgate and his partner Peter Firmin knocked these out in a makeshift studio in a disused cowshed in Kent for next to nothing!
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