Voice 40 – Oliver Postgate mark 2: Bagpuss

Yep, I told you there’d be more Oliver Postgate. Granted that was like, 2 years ago but still, promise met.

There were many occasions during my teenage years that I fell asleep while babysitting in front of this show. Don’t tell the parents. It is absolutely hypnotic and just lovely, lovely, lovely. Especially Professor Yaffle. It has a stillness and calm completely missing from most, possibly all, children’s TV these days. Toy Story eat your heart out. Well, no, I love Toy Story. So, we’ll…just ignore that awkward and irrelevant comparison altogether, shall we?

 

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Voice 25 – Tony Hart

Oh, the memories. He doesn’t talk much for the first 5 minutes, or very much at all, but this appears to be the only video of him I can find online apart from the Artbox Bunch, and the theme tune for that is so ghastly I couldn’t bear to subject you all to it.

Also, turns out that the US have an equivalent that comes complete with his own non-detachable soothing voice. Hooray! Thanks to Christine Egan for bringing Bob Ross to my attention: