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MAF: Smallfilms Stories

Ivor the Engine, The Clangers, Bagpuss – just three of the shows that defined a generation and filled childhood with wit and wonder were the work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, two extraordinary pioneers of animated television who worked under the name of Smallfilms. The warmth of Postgate’s narrative coupled with the craft of Firmin’s designs, created timeless television from a small shed in the countryside. In an age before industrially produced television series, Smallfilms helped define all British children’s animated television that followed it.

Join a panel of experts as we pay a visit to all those creative wonderlands that the studio created.