Clangers creator to be honoured at Children’s Baftas

Published on: 11th November 2014

Peter Firmin, the co-creator of children’s animations The Clangers and Bagpuss, is to be honoured at the Bafta Children’s Awards.Peter-Firmin300

Peter Firmin professed to being delighted with the Special Award, which recognises his outstanding contribution to children’s media and the entertainment industry. It will be presented by Bernard Cribbins, with an introduction by Michael Palin. The Children’s Baftas will take place on Sunday 23 November at London’s Roundhouse.

Peter Firmin said his 50-year partnership with long-term collaborator Oliver Postgate, who died in 2008, had “opened up the world of television to us and allowed us to explore new ways of telling stories to generations of children. I’m honoured that our work, and that of everyone who contributed to it, is being honoured with this accolade.”

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