A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily ... See full summary »
A melancholic children's animation from the 'Smallfilms' team of Postgate and Firmin. Bagpuss and his friends are toys in a turn of the century shop for 'found things'. When young Emily brings them a new object, the toys come to life to work out what the strange new thing could possibly be. Written by
The "shop" featured in Bagpuss was in reality the rear of Peter Firmin's house. He decided it looked appropriate for the series and cast his daughter Emily as the girl in the monochrome introduction. See more »
Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a little girl and her name was Emily, and she had a shop.
[picture of Emily's shop appears]
There it is. It was rather an unusual shop because it didn't sell anything. You see, everything in that shop window was a thing that somebody had once lost, and Emily had found, and brought home to Bagpuss.
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This is yet another show I loved as a kid, and yet another that has stood the test of time for me. It is surreal, nostalgic and wonderfully simple, and for its time it has top notch production values. And I loved the quirky music, the simple yet delightful story lines, the beautiful introduction to each episode with the narration and the image of Emily closing her shop and the lovely humour. Not to mention the endearing characters such as that cuddly Bagpuss, the mice(who my sisters and I love to imitate), Gabriel the Toad, Professor Yaffle and Madelleine the Rag Doll, and the mellow, soothing tone of Oliver Postgate's(the narrator behind The Clangers, which is every bit as delightful) voice. In conclusion, I love this show, it really takes me back and still delights me in every way. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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