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Complete series cast summary:
Oliver Postgate Oliver Postgate ...  Bagpuss / ... 13 episodes, 1974
Sandra Kerr Sandra Kerr ...  Madeleine the Rag Doll / ... 13 episodes, 1974
John Faulkner John Faulkner ...  Gabriel the Toad / ... 13 episodes, 1974
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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 D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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He was just a saggy old cloth cat... ...but Emily loved him.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

20 February 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lappenkat See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The characterization of Professor Yaffle was based on eminent philosopher Bertrand Russell. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: 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]
Narrator: 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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Referenced in Granada Reports: 10 May 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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The most IMPORTANT... the most BEAUTIFUL... the most MAGICAL...
27 September 2006 | by sibelianSee all my reviews

....saggy old kids TV programme in the whole wide world...

Yes, it is perfection, moth-eaten, sweet as honey, innocent as a 3-year old's summer Sunday morning in the 70's under a duvet in the living-room. Why do they not make *more* such programmes? Look to Oliver Postgate's personal website for the answer.

Such great care and attention put into such small and delightful things! Animation of this kind can no longer happen, sadly. Where are the songs of the mice? Transmuted to Pokemon babble. Where is Professor Yaffle? Gone! Forever! But we mustn't be glum. Through the magic of television, this tiny gem, glowing a thousand times more brightly than it should be able to, will only gleam stronger and stronger as the generations pass...

All we can do is polish it up and put it in the shop window, where perhaps it will be recognised by a passing children's television executive who has lost his childhood...


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