Oliver Postgate, 1925-2008

Like many on my f-list, I am very sorry to hear of the death of Oliver Postgate, creator of the Clangers, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine and Bagpuss. He was also the grandson of George Lansbury, the pacifist leader of the Labour Party, and managed to grasp the Web as a platform for his own personal political views.

For those who want to indulge in nostalgia, the BBC’s Clangers website has much of interest, including the moment when they appeared on Doctor Who (also on Youtube here). Also, rather movingly, tells of an encounter with him a few years ago.

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  1. I think the key difference with the Malayan insurgency, and the reason I didn’t mention it in my original post, is that it seems generally accepted that the British won, and the Malayans who took over after independence were not the same people who had been fighting the British before independence.

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