Oliver Postgate

Writer, Actor, Director

Writer, Actor, Director


Oliver Postgate was born on April 12, 1925 in Hendon, Middlesex, England as Richard Oliver Postgate. He was a writer and actor, known for Bagpuss (1974), Ivor the Engine (1976) and Noggin the Nog (1959). He was married to Prudence Capell Myers. He died on December 8, 2008 in Broadstairs, Kent, England.
Birth date
1925-04-12
Death date
2008-12-08
Awards
1 nomination.

Known For


Bagpuss
Bagpuss
Writer (1974)
Ivor the Engine
Ivor the Engine
Writer (1976)
Noggin the Nog
Noggin the Nog
Writer (1959-1965)
Life On Earth Perhaps
Life On Earth Perhaps
Writer (1985)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterClangers
(TV Series) (based on the classic series created and conceived by - 26 episodes) - Find the Eclipse (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by) - Home Sweet Hoot (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by) - Dragon Day (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by) - Bubble Trouble (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by) - Holes (2015) ... (based on the classic series created and conceived by) Show all 26 episodes
2015
WriterLife On Earth Perhaps
(Short)
1985
WriterNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) (by - 6 episodes, 1982) (story - 6 episodes, 1982) - Noggin and the Pie: Part 2 (1982) ... (by) / (story) - Noggin and the Pie: Part 1 (1982) ... (by) / (story) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 4 (1982) ... (by) / (story) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 3 (1982) ... (by) / (story) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 2 (1982) ... (by) / (story) Show all 6 episodes
WriterIvor the Engine
(TV Series) (story - 14 episodes) - The Water Tower (1976) ... (story) - The Cuckoo Clock (1976) ... (story) - Central Heating (1976) ... (story) - Buying Things (1976) ... (story) - Time Off (1976) ... (story) Show all 14 episodes
1976
WriterBagpuss
(TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes) - Uncle Feedle (1974) ... (creator) - Flying (1974) ... (creator) - The Fiddle (1974) ... (creator) - Old Man's Beard (1974) ... (creator) - The Giant (1974) ... (creator) Show all 13 episodes
1974
WriterThe Clangers
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - The Rock Collector (1971) ... (writer) - Flying (1969) ... (writer)
1969-1971
WriterPogle's Wood
(TV Series) (7 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story by - 14 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1966) - Umbrellas (1968) ... (story by) - Roundabouts (1967) ... (story by) - Woodwork (1967) ... (story by) - Clocks (1967) ... (story by) - Kings and Queens (1967) ... (story by) Show all 22 episodes
WriterNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) (written by - 29 episodes) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Six: The Round Stones (1965) ... (written by) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Five: The Sorcerer's Sword (1965) ... (written by) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Four: Nogbad the Bad (1965) ... (written by) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Three: The Dream (1965) ... (written by) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Two: Knut's Friend (1965) ... (written by) Show all 29 episodes
1959-1965
WriterBlue Peter
(TV Series) (Little Watha written by - 4 episodes) - Episode dated 2 September 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by) - Episode dated 26 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by) - Episode dated 19 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by) - Episode dated 12 August 1963 (1963) ... (Little Watha written by)
1963
WriterThe Mermaid's Pearls
(TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes) - Neptune (1962) ... (writer) - The City (1962) ... (writer) - The Sad Stones (1962) ... (writer) - The Search (1962) ... (writer) - The Wreck (1962) ... (writer) Show all 6 episodes
1962
WriterIvor the Engine
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Mrs. Porty's Foxes (1962) ... (written by)
1962
WriterThe Pingwings
(TV Series)
1961
WriterSmall Time
(TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1958) (deviser - 1 episode, 1961) - Dog-Watch (1961) ... (deviser) - The Journey of Master Ho, the Willow Pattern Boy: Part 6 (1958) ... (writer) - The Journey of Master Ho, the Willow Pattern Boy: Part 5 (1958) ... (writer) - The Journey of Master Ho, the Willow Pattern Boy: Part 4 (1958) ... (writer) - The Journey of Master Ho, the Willow Pattern Boy: Part 3 (1958) ... (writer) Show all 8 episodes
WriterThe Seal of Neptune
(TV Mini-Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 1960) (writer - 6 episodes, 1960) - Neptune (1960) ... (creator) / (writer) - The City (1960) ... (creator) / (writer) - The White-sailed Ship (1960) ... (creator) / (writer) - The Mermaid (1960) ... (creator) / (writer) - The Sharks (1960) ... (creator) / (writer) Show all 6 episodes
RoleTitleYear
ActorPeter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley
(Video short) Bagpus (voice)
2009
ActorTottie: The Doll's Wish
(TV Series) Narrator - Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Narrator - Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Narrator - Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Narrator - Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Narrator - Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Narrator
1986
ActorLife On Earth Perhaps
(Short) Narrator
1985
ActorTottie: The Story of a Dolls' House
(TV Series) Narrator - Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Narrator - Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Narrator - Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Narrator - Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Narrator - Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Narrator
1984
ActorNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) - Noggin and the Pie: Part 2 (1982) ... (voice) - Noggin and the Pie: Part 1 (1982) ... (voice) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 4 (1982) ... (voice) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 3 (1982) ... (voice) - Noggin and the Ice Dragon: Part 2 (1982) ... (voice) Show all 6 episodes
1982
ActorIvor the Engine
(TV Series) - The Water Tower (1976) ... (voice) - The Cuckoo Clock (1976) ... (voice) - Central Heating (1976) ... (voice) - Buying Things (1976) ... (voice) - Time Off (1976) ... (voice) Show all 14 episodes
1976
ActorThe Twelve Tasks of Asterix
Narrator (English version, voice)
1976
ActorBagpuss
(TV Series) Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... - Uncle Feedle (1974) ... Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... (voice) - Flying (1974) ... Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... (voice) - The Fiddle (1974) ... Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... (voice) - Old Man's Beard (1974) ... Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... (voice) - The Giant (1974) ... Narrator / Bagpuss / Mice / ... (voice) Show all 13 episodes
1974
ActorThe Clangers
(TV Series) Narrator - Flying (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
1969
ActorPogle's Wood
(TV Series) Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant / Hedgehog / ... - Umbrellas (1968) ... Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant - Roundabouts (1967) ... Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant - Woodwork (1967) ... Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant - Clocks (1967) ... Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant - Kings and Queens (1967) ... Mr. Pogle / Magic Plant Show all 30 episodes
1965-1968
ActorNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) Told by / Narrator - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Six: The Round Stones (1965) ... Told by (voice) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Five: The Sorcerer's Sword (1965) ... Told by (voice) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Four: Nogbad the Bad (1965) ... Told by (voice) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Three: The Dream (1965) ... Told by (voice) - Noggin and the Firecake: Part Two: Knut's Friend (1965) ... Told by (voice) Show all 29 episodes
1959-1965
ActorThe Mermaid's Pearls
(TV Series) Narrator - Neptune (1962) ... Narrator (voice) - The City (1962) ... Narrator (voice) - The Sad Stones (1962) ... Narrator (voice) - The Search (1962) ... Narrator (voice) - The Wreck (1962) ... Narrator (voice) Show all 6 episodes
1962
ActorIvor the Engine
(TV Series) Narrator / Ivor / Alice the Elephant / ... - Mrs. Porty's Foxes (1962) ... Narrator / Ivor / Alice the Elephant / ... (voice)
1962
ActorSmall Time
(TV Series) Storyteller - Peter Rabbit Stories: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1962) ... Storyteller (voice) - Alexander the Mouse (1958) ... Storyteller (voice)
1958-1962
ActorThe Pingwings
(TV Series) - The Happy Event ... (voice)
1961
ActorThe Seal of Neptune
(TV Mini-Series) Narrator - Neptune (1960) ... Narrator - The City (1960) ... Narrator (voice) - The White-sailed Ship (1960) ... Narrator (voice) - The Mermaid (1960) ... Narrator (voice) - The Sharks (1960) ... Narrator (voice) Show all 6 episodes
1960
RoleTitleYear
Director100 Greatest Cartoons
(TV Special documentary) (original material)
2005
DirectorPinny's House
(TV Series)
1986
DirectorLife On Earth Perhaps
(Short)
1985
DirectorTottie: The Story of a Dolls' House
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Episode #1.3 (1984) - Episode #1.2 (1984)
1984
DirectorNoggin the Nog
(TV Series)
1979
DirectorIvor the Engine
(TV Series)
1976
DirectorBagpuss
(TV Series)
1974
DirectorThe Clangers
(TV Series)
1969
DirectorPogle's Wood
(TV Series)
1965
DirectorThe Pingwings
(TV Series) (18 episodes) - Episode #1.16 - Episode #1.17 - Episode #1.14 - Episode #1.11 - Episode #1.12 Show all 18 episodes
1961
DirectorThe Seal of Neptune
(TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes) - Neptune (1960) - The City (1960) - The White-sailed Ship (1960) - The Mermaid (1960) - The Sharks (1960) Show all 6 episodes
1960
DirectorIvor the Engine
(TV Series)
1959
DirectorNoggin the Nog
(TV Series)
1959
RoleTitleYear
ProducerPinny's House
(TV Series) (producer)
1986
ProducerLife On Earth Perhaps
(Short) (producer)
1985
ProducerNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) (producer)
1979
ProducerIvor the Engine
(TV Series) (producer)
1976
ProducerThe Clangers
(TV Series) (producer)
1969
ProducerPogle's Wood
(TV Series) (producer)
1965
ProducerSmall Time
(TV Series) (producer - 1 episode) - Dog-Watch (1961) ... (producer)
1961
ProducerLittle Laura
(TV Series) (producer)
1960
ProducerIvor the Engine
(TV Series) (producer)
1959
ProducerNoggin the Nog
(TV Series) (producer)
1959
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerWhat-a-Mess
(TV Series)
1979
CinematographerThe Clangers
(TV Series)
1969
RoleTitleYear
Animation departmentTottie: The Story of a Dolls' House
(TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes) - Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (animator) - Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (animator)
1984
RoleTitleYear
Music departmentInsights Virtual Lectures: Bagpuss: The Central Delight by Sandra Kerr
(Video documentary short) (Music and Songs by)
2020
Music departmentThe Clangers
(TV Series) (musician: swannee whistle and clanger voices)
1969
RoleTitleYear
EditorThe Clangers
(TV Series)
1969
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewMurder Bag
(TV Series) (stage manager - 1 episode) - Lockhart Calls the Tune (1958) ... (stage manager)
1958
RoleTitleYear
SelfChildren's TV on Trial
(TV Series documentary) Self - Coming of Age: The 1970s (2007) ... Self - 1960s (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfThe Bad Food Guide
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2006
SelfIvor the Engine and the Story of Smallfilms
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfDon't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
(Video documentary) Self
2005
SelfTop 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfAnimation Nation
(TV Series documentary) Self - Visions of Childhood (2005) ... Self
2005
Self100 Greatest Cartoons
(TV Special documentary) Self
2005
SelfThe Alchemists of Sound
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Narrator (voice)
2003
SelfI Love 1970's
(TV Series documentary) Self - I Love 1970 (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfOpen House with Gloria Hunniford
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 5 June 2000 (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfThis Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 May 1999 (1999) ... Self
1999
SelfPogle's Wood
(TV Series) Self - Storyteller - Honey Bees (1966) ... Self - Storyteller (voice)
1966
SelfHere and Now
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewer - Model Railways (1961) ... Self - Interviewer
1961
SelfSummerhouse
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.16 (1961) ... Self - Episode #2.4 (1961) ... Self - Episode #2.1 (1961) ... Self
1961
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageFrom Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children's TV
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Creator of The Clangers
2015
Archive footageTimeshift
(TV Series documentary) Self - Oliver Postgate: A Life in Small Films (2009) ... Self
2009
Archive footageTV Heroes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Oliver Postgate (1995) ... Self
1995