Album artwork for Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969-1974 by Oliver Postgate with Daniel Postgate

The Clangers memorably spoke in a language played on swannee whistles.

No one expected them to have scripts.

But they did.

Within an ancient barn nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside, Smallfilms founders Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin created one of the most beloved BBC children’s series of the twentieth century: Clangers.

Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969–1974 is the ultimate compendium of scripts from the original two series of the show in one lavishly illustrated volume. In this charming collection, these previously unseen scripts sit alongside original writing from Daniel Postgate – son of the original creator Oliver Postgate – exploring the inspiration for and lasting cultural impact of the show, new and historical photographs, Peter’s original illustrations, Oliver’s handwritten musical notations and more.

The joyful revelation that the Clangers’ often colourful words were scripted in English brings an exciting new dimension to the Smallfilms legacy.

Oliver Postgate with Daniel Postgate

Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969-1974

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Hardback

£16.99

Released 10/11/2022Catalogue Number

9781800181984

Oliver Postgate with Daniel Postgate

Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969-1974

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Album artwork for Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969-1974 by Oliver Postgate with Daniel Postgate
Hardback

£16.99

Released 10/11/2022Catalogue Number

9781800181984

The Clangers memorably spoke in a language played on swannee whistles.

No one expected them to have scripts.

But they did.

Within an ancient barn nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside, Smallfilms founders Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin created one of the most beloved BBC children’s series of the twentieth century: Clangers.

Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969–1974 is the ultimate compendium of scripts from the original two series of the show in one lavishly illustrated volume. In this charming collection, these previously unseen scripts sit alongside original writing from Daniel Postgate – son of the original creator Oliver Postgate – exploring the inspiration for and lasting cultural impact of the show, new and historical photographs, Peter’s original illustrations, Oliver’s handwritten musical notations and more.

The joyful revelation that the Clangers’ often colourful words were scripted in English brings an exciting new dimension to the Smallfilms legacy.