like many people around my own age...and some older, my dad comes to mind...i was sad to hear of the passing of oliver postgate.
he created such wonderful characters that could never be re-created and were much loved.
my dad had a great fondness for ivor the engine, while i adored the tales of noggin the nog and bagpuss, to say nothing of the wonderful clangers and the little less well known pogles wood, which i absolutely loved.
so later i will take my noggin books off of the bookshelf~still in their little plastic bag, the much younger me kept them in nice and safe from harm, and re-read them...
* r.i.p oliver postgate*