Tuesday, 9 December 2008

One last run out

Oliver Postgate: 1921-2008
Where to start how about the astonishing poetry and Celtic sadness in Ivor the Engine, the scene where Ivor sits crying in a siding because he can't swim in sea with the rest of the choir, unheard of in children's animation the episode ends at this poignant point. Elsewhere the strangeness and fun of the clangers and bagpus all of which seem to have sprung seemingly nowhere. I met his goddaughter at party once and she was full of stories of what good and principled man he was.

1 comment:

s said...

It's amzing how many great programmes he was involved in.

Never liked Ivor the Engine much though, and was scared of Bagpuss.

The Klangers were the best thing ever though.