Had a book token for Xmas? The Art of Smallfilms is a beautiful oversize art book of the props and cut-outs used in the era of classic children’s TV, on shows such as The Clangers, Noggin the Nog, Pogles’ Wood and Ivor the Engine. Which, of course, now live again on YouTube and DVD. A YouTube search for “Oliver Postgate” also brings up several short tributes to the creators, though unfortunately not the lengthy documentary Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films.

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