Oliver Postgate

Richard Oliver Postgate (12 April 1925 – 8 December 2008), generally known as 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 Description above from the Wikipedia article Oliver Postgate, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

The Alchemists of Sound (2003)

A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Pomphrey
CAST:  Oliver Postgate  •  Roger Limb  •  Brian Hodgson  •  Desmond Briscoe

A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Pomphrey
CAST:  Oliver Postgate  •  Roger Limb  •  Brian Hodgson  •  Desmond Briscoe

Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (2009)

Big Chris leads a chorus of characters from various animated children's television shows in a medley of seven songs: 1. "Can You Feel It" 2. "Don't Stop" 3. "Jai Ho!" 4. "Tubthumping" 5. "Never Forget" 6. "Hey Jude" 7. "One Day Like This"  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Peter Kay  •  Ken Barrie  •  Carole Boyd  •  Neil Morrissey

Big Chris leads a chorus of characters from various animated children's television shows in a medley of seven songs: 1. "Can You Feel It" 2. "Don't Stop" 3. "Jai Ho!" 4. "Tubthumping" 5. "Never Forget" 6. "Hey Jude" 7. "One Day Like This"  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Peter Kay  •  Ken Barrie  •  Carole Boyd  •  Neil Morrissey

The Complete Bagpuss (2005)

Classic Children's Animation  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Emily Firmin  •  John Faulkner  •  Sandra Kerr  •  Oliver Postgate

Classic Children's Animation  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Emily Firmin  •  John Faulkner  •  Sandra Kerr  •  Oliver Postgate

Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films (2009)

A look at the life and career of Oliver Postgate  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Welch
CAST:  Oliver Postgate  •  Peter Firmin  •  Michael Rosen

A look at the life and career of Oliver Postgate  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Welch
CAST:  Oliver Postgate  •  Peter Firmin  •  Michael Rosen

Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The ... (2005)

An in-depth examination of the complete production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Gee
CAST:  Douglas Adams  •  Garth Jennings  •  Nick Goldsmith  •  Spike Jonze

An in-depth examination of the complete production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Grant Gee
CAST:  Douglas Adams  •  Garth Jennings  •  Nick Goldsmith  •  Spike Jonze