Oliver Postgate was the creator of Bagpuss, the Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog.

His autobiography depicts his passage from grinning show-off to grisly old git, a journey that included not only a prison sentence but also a thirty-year period working with Peter Firmin in cow-shed and pig-sty, making small films. Oliver died on 8 December, 2008

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