The Clangers (1969–1974)

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Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the ... See full summary »

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Legendary British children's animation of the early 70s made by the 'Smallfilms' team of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, this series chronicled the melancholically funny lives of the Clangers, a flutey-voiced family of woolen, knitted aliens living below the surface of a knobbly little planet far out in space. Their misadventures brought them into contact with such unlikely creatures as the Soup Dragon, the Froglets, the Iron Chicken and the Glow Buzzers. The series remains a marvelously still point in a hectic world! Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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To keep the puppets upright during filming they had to be tacked to the set through their conveniently black flipper-like feet. The tacks can often be seen appearing and disappearing as the Clangers move around, as can the consequent slight damage to the set. See more »

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Postgate and Firmin provide a space-age family, with dragon
7 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'The Clangers' is quite rightly looked upon as one of the greatest ever children's TV programmes. Created at the time that man walked on the moon for the first time, it benefited both from the interest in the space age, and the new availability of colour on television.

Therefore the series is loud, inventive, colourful, and fun. The family, Father and Mother, and Small and Tiny Clangers, are inquisitive, sweet, and talk in strange whistling noises (sometimes putting in little jokes to irk the paymasters at the BBC!). Below them deep in the ground, the Soup Dragon stirs an ever-boiling, never-ending, supply of green gloop, while Mother Clanger makes her blue string pudding.

Visitors to Clanger land never stay long, and always leave bewildered! The series was different to any which had gone before and has quite rightly become something of a cult.


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