Simon Postgate will be giving an online talk on his father Oliver Postgate’s film company Smallfilms on Wednesday (11th August) – the producer of television shows such as Bagpuss, The Clangers and Noggin the Nog.
Smallfilms was the company that produced children’s television programmes such as Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, Pogles Wood and The Pingwings.
Simon grew up around the making of these children’s film classics and even appeared in some of them. This talk is a personal account and reflection of those times taking the viewer up to the present and the making of the new version of The Clangers.
This is a latest in a series of chats from Simon about Smallfilms, which has also included talks on The Clangers and Noggin the Nog.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.