Oliver Postgate dies....

Oliver Postgate dies....

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Zod

35,295 posts

228 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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chim666 said:
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
In one of the European countries to which it was sold, the broadcasting company received complaints when it was first aired that the Clangers were swearing in the local language.

It seem people hear what they want to hear with the Clangers. According to Postgate, they were having genuine conversations, but they were rendered as whistles.

Maxf

8,276 posts

211 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Alex said:
phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Don't forget Roger the cabin boy.
None of the above were in Captain Pugwash. All urban myths.

hurstg01

2,730 posts

213 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.
yes

DJC

23,563 posts

206 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Ivor and Clangers for me.

Clangers absolutely rocked and if you think it is rose coloured memories looking back on childhood, the BBC brought out the DVD about 5yrs ago. Go and watch it, its still brilliant smile Gets even more funny when you learn the inside stories and the scripts. The sod it line is just one of the back stories smile

shirt

20,371 posts

171 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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too young for it first time round but have many happy memories of me, mary & jane and late night clangers on c4. have got a whistling tiny clanger somewhere too.

rip


Saddle bum

4,211 posts

189 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Bagpuss is a permanent feature on the back of our setee. The grandkids make a beeline for him as soon as they charge through the door.

V6

3,667 posts

191 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Sad. I loved his work, especially the clangers.

The Iron chicken was fantastic, she always seemed so peeved that she'd have to go down to the Clanger planet for whatever reason.

The soup dragon was also good.

Heskey

4,048 posts

163 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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I liked Ivor and the Clangers, but Bagpuss? Worst invention ever. My ex had a bagpuss hot water bottle thing. It took every effort not to smother her in her sleep with it.

Edited by Heskey on Tuesday 9th December 11:04

shirt

20,371 posts

171 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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it was the mice that made bagpuss for me.

" the marvellous. mechanical. mouse! organ! "

iirc, it was on just before bric-a-brac on bbc.

merc_man

1,926 posts

172 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Oliver Postgate certainly made my childhood a more magical and wonderful place. Of course compared to today the animation was simplistic but the story telling was great.

I might be 40 but I could still watch Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine.

DBSV8

5,439 posts

208 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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merc_man said:
Oliver Postgate certainly made my childhood a more magical and wonderful place. Of course compared to today the animation was simplistic but the story telling was great.

I might be 40 but I could still watch Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine.
you can pick them up cheap on Amazon

Ive just bought my nieces the Clangers

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ivor-Engine-Complete/dp/B0...
£4.98



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bagpuss-Complete-John-Faul...

£2.98

shame they havent released Noggin The Nog

DJC

23,563 posts

206 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Heskey said:
I liked Ivor and the Clangers, but Bagpuss? Worst invention ever. My ex had a bagpuss hot water bottle thing. It took every effort not to smother her in her sleep with it.

Edited by Heskey on Tuesday 9th December 11:04
My wife still has one and its used most nights at the moment!

Eric Mc

116,142 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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"Noggin the Nog" was in black and white, if I recall, which is probably the reason why it hasn't been released. That is a major factor in deciding whether old films or TV programmes are released on DVD.

Apparently, Postgate was also behind the very strange "Pogle's Wood".

AngryApples

5,449 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Gutted

Lost my kid sister when she was 7 (I was 8, now 36), we used to sit watching most of his greats together

RIP (Both)


Zo-fo

193 posts

220 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Eric Mc said:
"Noggin the Nog" was in black and white, if I recall, which is probably the reason why it hasn't been released. That is a major factor in deciding whether old films or TV programmes are released on DVD.

Apparently, Postgate was also behind the very strange "Pogle's Wood".
They were originally released on video and are now on DVD. See my earlier link

www.dragons-friendly-society.co.uk

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

168 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Most of his programs are freely available on Youtube

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fDWk0BCeblQ Ivor Episode 1

Porb Porb Porrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrb. Morning Jones the Steam!

Grab your quarter pint bottle of free milk, find a rug to sit cross legged, and enjoy. beer Oliver

Alex

9,974 posts

254 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Maxf said:
Alex said:
phumy said:
Noggin the Nog

Seaman Stains and Master Bates

I remember them well
Don't forget Roger the cabin boy.
None of the above were in Captain Pugwash. All urban myths.
I KNOW! rolleyestongue out

wiz 1

2,473 posts

184 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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Not Postgates work but does any one remember Michael Bentines Potty time?

Six Fiend

6,067 posts

185 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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wiz 1 said:
Not Postgates work but does any one remember Michael Bentines Potty time?
Another true classic, loved the theme tune biggrin

My niece will be brought up on Oliver Postgate progs at her granny's house and mine. I can watch them quite happily taking a trip back to my childhood smile

Simpo Two

76,301 posts

235 months

Tuesday 9th December 2008
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I have 'Ivor the Engine' and 'Noggin the Nog' books, although was a bit too old for the Clangers (but still fun).

If you don't teach children certain standards, how can you expect them to learn any? No wonder they're running feral.