Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Oliver Postgate RIP
Oliver Postgate died yesterday. He was a product of the progressive Dartington School in South Devon, where Bernard Leach briefly had a studio.
I grew up with Postgate's amazing creations, The Clangers, Noggin the Nog, Pogle's Wood to name but a few and there were many. The warm tones of his voice take me right back there.
His shows were made with basic equipment and technology in the days before computer animation, when things were less 'slick' and to my way of thinking, more magical - but then I suppose I was only a kid, so they would be.