Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Oliver Postgate RIP

Another bit of joy has disappeared from the world. Oliver Postgate, the co-creator of some of the most charming and enduring children's programmes in TV history, has died at the age of 83.

BBC Obituary

Oliver Postgate's work was both whimsical and matter-of-fact, magical and mundane.

It was popular with generations of children who loved both its strangeness and the reassuring warmth of Postgate's voice-overs.

With his story-telling skills, his love of found objects and mechanical improvisation, his funny voices and air of eccentricity, the man himself gave a good imitation of everyone's favourite uncle.

And his creations live on, at once surreal and comforting.

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