name='Steve Crook']Timeshift: Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films
This evening on BBC4 from 20:00 to 21:0
A repeat showing of the Timeshift documentary about Oliver Postgate and his work with SmallFilms - including Bagpuss, the Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog. Postgate's family and his co-creator Peter Firmin help to reveal the story behind his most celebrated characters, and the programme includes some rarely-seen archive footage. It also shows how Postgate's life was shaped by radical politics - which in turn influenced his classic creations.