Oliver Postgate

Puppeteer, TV Program Creator

1925 – 2008

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Who was Oliver Postgate?

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 BBC poll Bagpuss was voted the most popular children's television programme of all time.

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Born
Apr 12, 1925
Hendon
Also known as
  • Richard Oliver Postgate
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Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
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Education
  • Kingston University
Died
Dec 8, 2008
Broadstairs

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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