In Memoriam: Oliver Postgate

Yesterday, Oliver Postgate, creator of many enchanting children’s television programmes, passed away. He was responsible for classic programmes such as The Clangers, Bagpuss and Noggin the Nog. As well as having a fanstastically creative mind, he also had an impassioned serious side. Postgate was a conscientious objector during the war and was actively involved with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Among other things, he also wrote a series of blog posts for the New Statesman including several dialogues between God and the Devil where the Morning Star gives his Lord a serious grilling on some of his decisions. One such dialogue discusses the importance of the separation of Church and State. Read on further here.

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