Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Bagpuss Clanger with Noggin

Oliver Postgate who entertained me as a school then college student and a young teacher, has died. I am sure nobody in the UK has missed this news. Strangley - well perhaps not after my initial "oh, thats sad" - I immediately smiled as I remembered my favourites "The Clangers".
Their little knitted bodies and their perfectly understandable "whistles" with expressions - ears and noses can say the most wonderful things!I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Then I remembered Noggin the Nog - that was at Secondary school. So very clever!


Now I saw very little TV at college itself - little time but The Clangers!
a lovely obituary here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/dec/09/oliver-postgate-bagpuss

pics here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gallery/2008/dec/09/oliver-postgate-bagpuss-clangers-ivor-the-engine?picture=340522087

A UTUBE tribute here

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Jisqle37uWI
That was the very first then came
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pTcStBUW2Ao



I'd forgotten Pingwings!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JwL9DA84Wus


Bagpuss came much later to my notice than the TV series.There is a small Bagpuss sitting in my car keeping an eye on me when I drive!

They all make me smile! with a little tear in the corner of my eye!
Thank you Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin

I will edit this later so the links click through but I have to go now!

2 comments:

urbanextension said...

I felt the same. I loved the Clangers, was obsessed by them as a child and whistled all the time in their "clanger language". I'm sure Oliver Postgate will never be forgotten by the children who watched his programmes. Jane

urbanextension said...

I felt the same. I loved the Clangers, was obsessed by them as a child and whistled all the time in their "clanger language". I'm sure Oliver Postgate will never be forgotten by the children who watched his programmes. Jane