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Memories of Bagpuss - An Extract from Proper Telly

Incredibly, that wonderful saggy cloth cat Bagpuss is 45 years old today. One of the greatest and most fondly remembered children's television shows of all-time, Bagpuss was first broadcast on February 12 1974.

To mark the occasion, here is an extract from my book Proper Telly in which I recall my own personal memories of this most laid-back of cloth cats.

Let's set the scene first and get those warm nostalgic memories flooding back by watching the classic intro to Bagpuss.

Memories of Bagpuss - from Proper Telly by Stuart Ball There have been a number of polls conducted over the years on the subject of the nation’s favourite kids TV show. In the vast majority of these polls Bagpuss is invariably ranked in the top five and in many cases occupies the very top spot. The series is richly deserving of that lofty position too, especially when you consider it attained such iconic status in the space of a mere thirteen episodes.
Unlike its contemporaries Mr Men and Paddington, the na…

Talking A Question of Carry On - BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester

Here is a very enjoyable interview I had on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester in August 2017 while promoting my book A Question of Carry On. As well as chatting about my love for the Carry On films, I also got the opportunity to present my top five pieces of Carry On trivia!