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RIP Peter Firmin

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836
edited July 2018 in The potting shed

Thank you Peter, for the Clangers luv Noggin the Nog luv Ivor the Engine luv Bagpuss luv et al 

Sheer Genius kneel

You made the world a happier place.  

Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    edited July 2018
    I loved those programmes.
    I remember Bagpuss which I watched in black and white and years later was amazed to find he was pink, I always pictured him as orange.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,936

    Once upon a time
    Not so long ago
    There was a little girl and her name was Emily
    And she had a shop

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    There it is
    It was rather an unusual shop because it didn't sell anything
    You see, everything in that shop window was a thing that somebody had once lost
    And Emily had found
    And brought home to Bagpuss
    Emily's cat Bagpuss
    The most Important
    The most Beautiful
    The most Magical
    Saggy old cloth cat in the whole wide world

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    Well now, one day Emily found a thing
    And she brought it back to the shop
    And put it down in front of Bagpuss
    Who was in the shop window fast asleep as usual
    But then Emily said some magic words

    Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss
    Old fat furry cat-puss
    Wake up and look at this thing that I bring
    Wake up, be bright
    Be golden and light
    Bagpuss, Oh hear what I sing

    And Bagpuss was wide awake
    And when Bagpuss wakes up all his friends wake up too
    The mice on the mouse-organ woke up and stretched
    Madeleine, the rag doll
    Gabriel, the toad
    And last of all, Professor Yaffle, who was a very distinguished old woodpecker
    He climbed down off his bookend and went to see what it was that Emily had brought

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    Bagpuss gave a big yawn, and settled down to sleep
    And of course when Bagpuss goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep too
    The mice were ornaments on the mouse-organ
    Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls
    And Professor Yaffle was a carved wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker
    Even Bagpuss himself once he was asleep was just an old, saggy cloth cat
    Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams
    But Emily loved him

  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 Posts: 2,238
    That brings back some lovely memories Fire
    West Yorkshire
  • FireFire Posts: 18,936
    *warm glow*.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,294
    Big Clangers fan here ..... just loved the soup dragon ... and blue string pudding ...

    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,454
    .....but Emily loved him.
    Gets me every time.  <3
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