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Oliver Postgate 1925-2008

December 9th, 2008 (07:45 am)

He said that when Bagpuss goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep too; but they won't, they won't.

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Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
Plush Huskyteer

Third person on my Friends list to post about him, but the first to make me cry.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

I think that he was a remarkable man, and too many of the media tributes today have been trying to fit his career into awkwardly-fitting paradigms that are inappropriate for his work.

Posted by: adaese (adaese)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)

fx: whistles mournfully

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

fx: whistles low in assent

Posted by: Gramarye (gramarye1971)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Bagpuss: Professor Yaffle

After jane_somebody and skordh showed it to me for the first time at their place a few years back, I ran out and bought the DVD. I certainly know what I'll be watching tonight, with a mug of something comforting and a box of tissues.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

I want to catch up on all the other series now. I have The Pogles on VHS, and Bagpuss on DVD, but not the others.

Posted by: brewsternorth (brewsternorth)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
meh

He will be missed indeed. LJ-friend redscharlach apparently met him and Peter Firmin back in 2000.

When I was too young to remember, I was apparently a fervent Bagpuss fan; I graduated to Ivor the Engine in childhood - which probably helps explain my continuing interest in railways.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

I went to several of their talks at the NFT, but never spoke to them personally.

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
calimero

I never saw Bagpuss as a child, but I remember watching it on my sister's little black and white television in the year between finishing my BA and starting my DPhil, on an obscure private television channel in Italy that for some reason broadcast a selection of children's shows in English. This being BW also (Before WWW), it was a couple of years before I knew what colour Bagpuss was. I liked Bagpuss a lot better than Rosie & Jim.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)

Rosie & Jim is really of a different generation, a late 80s to mid 90s show created by committee, rather than two men working with home-made equipment in a cowshed.