I’m not big on nostalgia, but you can’t deny ‘The Clangers’ was great Children’s TV ; imaginative, and inviting imagination. Oliver Postgate provided a beautifully mysterious narration over a pretty avant-garde soundtrack; and it was, well poetic. I mean here’s a bit from the opening of this episode:
“this calm serene orb, sailing majestically among the myriad stars of the firmament”
… you know if you talk down to children you make them stupid.
Not bad role models either those Clangers. they were all about working together and figuring things out kindly; at least I think that’s what they were saying…
Tomorrow ‘The Teletubbies’ (I’m kidding)