I was sorry to read today of the death of one of this country's great eccentrics.
Oliver Postgate, the creator of immortal children's classic TV shows Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog has died at the grand age of 83.
He gave my children and I immense pleasure by his creations.
A very nice tribute to him has appeared on the Telegraph website.
May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.........