"Bagpuss" creator Peter Firmin dies aged 89

"Clangers" and "Bagpuss" co-creator Peter Firmin has died at the age of 89, the show’s production company has said.Firmin was one half of the creative duo behind cheeky fox Basil Brush, and with his long-time business partner, Oliver Postgate, he created the worlds of Bagpuss, Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog and Pogles Wood.In 1999, Bagpuss was voted the most popular BBC children’s programme ever, and in 2014 Firmin received a Bafta lifetime achievement award.Production company Coolabi said on Sunday: “We are sad to announce that the artist Peter Firmin has passed away at his home in Kent after a short illness. He was 89... ...

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