Oliver Postgate dies....

Oliver Postgate dies....

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Smart Mart

Original Poster:

10,658 posts

185 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Sad news today of the death of one of the biggest influences in British children's television.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7772620.stm

Loved Bagpuss and The Clangers, liked Ivor The Engine. I'd be surprised if there's anyone over 21 who hasn't seen one of his creations. An absolute genius in his field and his death is a reminder of the good old days when children's TV was the best in the world.

RIP Oliver Postgate.

Eric Mc

116,081 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Sad to hear.

His CV regarding children's TV programmes is amazing.

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

168 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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How sad. I could listen to him tell stories all day.

Shar2

2,099 posts

183 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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I too grew up with his childrens programmes, loved them all. Still much better than the garbage that is churned out now days.

phumy

5,152 posts

207 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well

Eric Mc

116,081 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Or possibly not. They were (allegedly) in "Captain Pugwash".

(They weren't actually).

mitzy

13,851 posts

167 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Loved the clangers, they were the best.

phumy

5,152 posts

207 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Eric Mc said:
phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Or possibly not. They were (allegedly) in "Captain Pugwash".

(They weren't actually).
Oops wrong guy, Noggin the Nog is correct but the other couple of herberts are from a guy called John Ryan, sorry paperbag

Eric Mc

116,081 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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phumy said:
Eric Mc said:
phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Or possibly not. They were (allegedly) in "Captain Pugwash".

(They weren't actually).
Oops wrong guy, Noggin the Nog is correct but the other couple of herberts are from a guy called John Ryan, sorry paperbag
Nest you'll be telling us that your favourite character in "Thunderbirds" was Troy Tempest smile

LBird

430 posts

182 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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He was a genius. The Clangers especially - "an everyday tale of knitted space-mice". Love 'em!

Bradders23

81 posts

158 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Shar2 said:
I too grew up with his childrens programmes, loved them all. Still much better than the garbage that is churned out now days.
Makes me laugh when adults complain about kids TV nowadays. Of course you don't fking like it anymore it's kids TV :P

Just-In

480 posts

195 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Sad news indeed, Bagpuss was/is one of my all time favourites, I even have it on DVD! His legend will live on.

Zo-fo

193 posts

220 months

john2443

5,555 posts

181 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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LBird said:
He was a genius. The Clangers especially - "an everyday tale of knitted space-mice". Love 'em!
Best line - "Oh sod it. The bloody thing's stuck again"

(This was in the script, but was of course whistled on the recording)

chim666

2,335 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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john2443 said:
LBird said:
He was a genius. The Clangers especially - "an everyday tale of knitted space-mice". Love 'em!
Best line - "Oh sod it. The bloody thing's stuck again"

(This was in the script, but was of course whistled on the recording)
rofl

I've just 'said' that phrase to myself in a Clangers-type whistle paperbag

Alex

9,974 posts

254 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Don't forget Roger the cabin boy.

sjwb

539 posts

178 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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He had the most mellifluous voice, gentle but quite impossible to ignore. Bless him for his contribution to quality entertainment and the art of story telling.
My undisputed favourite was the Soup Dragon.

Shar2

2,099 posts

183 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Bradders23 said:
Shar2 said:
I too grew up with his childrens programmes, loved them all. Still much better than the garbage that is churned out now days.
Makes me laugh when adults complain about kids TV nowadays. Of course you don't fking like it anymore it's kids TV :P
That's true, but it is still crap these days. Few morals and lots of fighting.

Zod

35,295 posts

228 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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I'm reliving all of his stuff with my two year old son. He was a genius.

Eric Mc

116,081 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Kids like gentle stories as well as action packed, noisy , loud and shouty programmes.

That seems to have been forgotten.