Very sad news that Oliver Postgate, the man who with Peter Firmin created the shows Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, Bagpuss and The Clangers has died aged 83. I grew up in the 70's loving those shows. especially Oliver's Narration on The Clangers and Bagpuss.
Oliver auditioned for the voice of the Book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie that was made in 2005.
Click the Bagpuss picture for a link to the BBC for a tribute to Oliver.