Articles Tagged 'Oliver Postgate'

Charlie Brooker actually smiling (Pic: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

The Diabolical Genius Behind Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

Charlie Brooker is not an optimistic man. Or at least, the Charlie Brooker that has appeared on British TV screens for the last 10 years, the one who routinely scans the modern media landscape for signs of intelligence, admits defeate and signs off with a pained “thank you for watching, now go away” is definitely […]

The Clangers

Michael Palin Lends His Voice to ‘The Clangers’

If you catch a British person of a certain age and mention The Clangers, chances are the eyes will glaze over slightly, a smile with play across their face and almost without realizing it, they’ll start making friendly bird noises, as if a swanee whistle was attempting to start a conversation with a small child. […]

The Clangers

Now The Clangers Are Making A Comeback

There are times when it seems like all of our childhoods will come back to visit us over and over again, until they belong first to our children, then to their children, with minor alterations each time, until they are virtually unrecognisable in their original form. If you don’t believe me, take a look at […]

Is Paddington Bear The UK’s Best Animated Character?

Paddington Bear has been voted the best British animated character of all time, at the 9th British Animation Awards, which took place in London this week. The innovative cartoon, based on the books by former BBC Cameraman Michael Bond and voiced beautifully by Sir Michael Hordern, beat such worthy competitors as Wallace and Gromit, Danger […]

Five Great British Children’s Filmmakers

Making engaging TV for children is hard work. A balance has to be struck between sweetness and seriousness, between silliness and jeopardy, so that your audience (which is probably the most fickle of any audience ever) not only keeps watching, but feels welcome to do so. To put it into a modern context, every digimated […]