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Oliver Postgate (1925–2008)

Oliver Postgate was born on April 12, 1925 in Hendon, Middlesex, England as Richard Oliver Postgate. He was a writer and actor, known for Bagpuss (1974), Ivor the Engine (1976) and Life On Earth Perhaps (1985). He was married to Prudence Capell Myers. He died on December 8, 2008 in Broadstairs, Kent, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Bagpuss Writer
(1974)
(1976)
(1985)
(1960)

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 2015 Clangers (TV Series) (based on the classic series created and conceived by - 26 episodes)
- Find the Eclipse (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by)
- Home Sweet Hoot (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by)
- Dragon Day (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by)
- Bubble Trouble (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by)
- Holes (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by)
 1985 Life On Earth Perhaps (Short)
  Noggin the Nog (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes, 1982) (story - 6 episodes, 1982)
- Noggin and the Pie: Part 2 (1982) ... (by) / (story)
- Noggin and the Pie: Part 1 (1982) ... (by) / (story)
- Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 4 (1982) ... (by) / (story)
- Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 3 (1982) ... (by) / (story)
- Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 2 (1982) ... (by) / (story)
 1976 Ivor the Engine (TV Series) (story - 14 episodes)
- The Water Tower (1976) ... (story)
- The Cuckoo Clock (1976) ... (story)
- Central Heating (1976) ... (story)
- Buying Things (1976) ... (story)
- Time Off (1976) ... (story)
 1974 Bagpuss (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Uncle Feedle (1974) ... (creator)
- Flying (1974) ... (creator)
- The Fiddle (1974) ... (creator)
- Old Man's Beard (1974) ... (creator)
- The Giant (1974) ... (creator)
 1969-1971 The Clangers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Rock Collector (1971) ... (writer)
- Flying (1969) ... (writer)
  Pogle's Wood (TV Series) (7 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story - 1 episode, 1966)
- Honey Bees (1966) ... (story)
- Grains of Wheat (1966)
- The Singing Bird (1965)
 1963 Blue Peter (TV Series) (Little Watha written by - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 September 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by)
- Episode dated 26 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by)
- Episode dated 19 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by)
- Episode dated 12 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by)
 1962 The Mermaid's Pearls (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Neptune (1962) ... (writer)
- The City (1962) ... (writer)
- The Sad Stones (1962) ... (writer)
- The Search (1962) ... (writer)
- The Wreck (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Ivor the Engine (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Porty's Foxes (1962) ... (written by)
 1961 The Pingwings (TV Series)
  Small Time (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1958) (deviser - 1 episode, 1961)
- Dog-Watch (1961) ... (deviser)
  The Seal of Neptune (TV Mini-Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 1960) (writer - 6 episodes, 1960)
- Neptune (1960) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The City (1960) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The White-sailed Ship (1960) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Mermaid (1960) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Sharks (1960) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1959 Noggin the Nog (TV Series) (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Thinking it through: The Plain Man's Guide to the Bomb". London: The Menard Press. ISBN 9780903400732

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »
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With Peter Firmin, he created some of the UK's best-loved children's shows, including "Bagpuss", "Ivor the Engine", and "Noggin the Nog". See more »

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