RJG255 posts since 29 Jun 2006
Oliver Postgate, the creator of Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, Pingwings and Noggin the Nog, has died. Those of us who are longer in the tooth will remember all of these series fondly. They were from an era when children's television was limited, in the sense that both BBC and ITV broadcast about an hour or 90 minutes a weekday and less at weekends. But, if you think of the variety of programming from contemporary drama to animation to classic serials to comedy all geared to a British audience and made in the UK by both ITV and BBC , the current situation, even with dedicated kids' channels, doesn't compare favourably.