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I loved Bagpuss and The Clangers as a child, so I was excited when I found out that there was going to be a free exhibition about Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin’s work with Smallfilms at the Museum of Childhood, exploring the creation of these shows as well as others including Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine.

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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co is small, but extremely worthwhile for fans, with original puppets, filming equipment and other documents on display. I particularly enjoyed seeing a script from The Clangers, which confirmed what I have always suspected: that the high-pitched squeaks of the characters are reflections of actual speech.

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The exhibition runs until 9 October, so there is plenty of time to see it.

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