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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ivor the Engine's creator has died

Not exactly Tube related but Oliver Postgate the creator of one of the UK's best known railway cartoons - "Ivor the Engine" has died. Way before the days of Gary Lineker being the voice of
Underground Ernie, Postgate's warm voice and charming animations gave children, myself included, a sense of cosiness, calm and snuggliness (there's no other word for it). He also created the classic Bagpuss voted the best TV animal of all time.


See how Ivor manages to cope with snow in the top left hand corner of Wales. You never heard Jones the Steam complain about the wrong type of snow, or too sticky snow. RIP Oliver Postgate and let's hope the BBC decides to re-run Bagpuss, the Clangers and Ivor's adventures.


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