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Remembering Oliver Postgate by karenuk1969

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Oliver Postgate was the man behind two of my favourite childrens’ programmes – Bagpuss and The Clangers – which I loved in the 1970s and still love today.

Many childhood hours were spent watching puppet mice and a stripy cloth cat left in an old toy shop and a weird world of mice and dragons on the moon.

As an adult, I own several toys and items based on the characters. Here we see a Clanger on the left, Bagpuss in the middle and one of the Mice from the Mouse Organ from Bagpuss.

They are having a group hug and chatting about their memories of Oliver.

It is in sepia, because the stills at the end of Bagpuss were in sepia too. The closing of a programme; the closing of a life.

Oliver Postgate died on December 8th 2008. It’s not just his characters who will miss him.


  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 6 years ago

    Karen, excellent image and writing! – Cora

  • Thanks, I’m glad you like it!

    – karenuk1969

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 6 years ago

    Wonderul photo, Karen. I don’t think that show was on American televison, but you have brough it to life for me with your writiing. Well done.

  • Thanks. I think Postgate’s humour was very British, so it probably wouldn’t travel so well, but I’m pleased my writing brought it to life for you, that’s a lovely compliment!

    – karenuk1969

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaabout 6 years ago

    Very nice capture and info.

  • Thanks xx

    – karenuk1969

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent image and information

  • Thanks, I wanted to try something a bit different.

    – karenuk1969

  • Pete Katz
    Pete Katzalmost 6 years ago

    ‘We will find it, we will bind it,
    we will stick it with glue glue glue,
    we will stickle it, every little bit of it,
    we will fit it like new, new, new’.

    I’m super sad I know. I cant help it – I love bagpuss!

  • I’m singing right along with you :-)

    – karenuk1969

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