Tuesday, December 09, 2008

OLIVER POSTGATE

Just heard this morning that Oliver Postgate passed away peacefully aged 83. He created some of the best loved television for children, including the Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss and Noggin the Nog. He's certainly been an enormous inspiration to me. Let's not think the world a gloomier place for not having Mister Postgate in it anymore, rather it's a better place for Mister Postgate having been in it at all. The memories he leaves behind for generations of children are filled with Soup Dragons and small green locomotives and for that all I have left to say is thank you Oliver Postgate. Thank you.