Oliver Postgate





Oliver Postgate

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born
in Hendon, Middlesex, The United Kingdom
April 12, 1925

died
December 08, 2008

gender
male

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Oliver Postgate was an English animator, puppeteer and writer. He was the creator and writer of some of Britain's most popular children's television programmes. Pingwings, Pogles' Wood, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Clangers and Bagpuss, were all made by Smallfilms, the company he set up with Peter Firmin, and were shown on the BBC between the 1950s and the 1980s, and on ITV from 1959 to the present day. In a 1999 poll, Bagpuss was voted the most popular children's television programme of all time.

In 1957 he was appointed a stage manager with Associated-Rediffusion, which then held the ITV franchise for London. Attached to the children's programming section, he thought he could do better with the relatively low budgets of the then black...more


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The Saga of Noggin the Nog
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Noggin King of the Nogs (Th...
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Ivor The Engine, The Dragon
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Ivor the Engine: Snowdrifts
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Noggin and the Flowers (The...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Ivor the Engine: Foxes, The
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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The Ice Dragon
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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Noggin and the Whale
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