Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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Oliver Postgate, 1925-2008

Like many on my f-list, I am very sorry to hear of the death of Oliver Postgate, creator of the Clangers, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine and Bagpuss. He was also the grandson of George Lansbury, the pacifist leader of the Labour Party, and managed to grasp the Web as a platform for his own personal political views.

For those who want to indulge in nostalgia, the BBC's Clangers website has much of interest, including the moment when they appeared on Doctor Who (also on Youtube here). Also, rather movingly, brisingamen tells of an encounter with him a few years ago.
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