Smallfilms, the production company founded by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, in 1958, is responsible for some of the best-loved and most peculiar British Children's television ever made.

At any given time, in any English pub, there's a good chance that you will over hear a conversation about one of these television shows.

Smallfilms Filmography

1958
The Journey of Master Ho
A set of silent films for the deaf, telling the story of a small chinese boy and his buffalo, animated on a willow pattern background

1958-1963
Ivor the Engine (32 episodes)
The tales of Ivor and friends in the top left-hand corner of Wales

1959-1965
The Saga of Noggin the Nog (30 episodes)
The adventures of a decent viking prince, and his not-so-decent Uncle

1960-1965
Pingwings (32 episodes)
Small penguin like creatures that lived in Peter Firmin's barn.

1963-1965
The Seal of Neptune and The Mermaids Pearls (12 episodes)
The adventures of a shrimp and a seahorse.

1964-1968
The Pogles and Pogles Wood (32 episodes)
The story of woodland folk, who lived in a tree with a magic bean plant

Little Laura (18 episodes)
Made for Violet Drummond. The story of a posh little girl with a mouflon hat

1968-1971
The Clangers
The legendary stories of littlemouse-like creatures that lived on a small moon. The first colour productions by Smallfilms.

1973-1974
Bagpuss (13 episodes)
A saggy old cloth cat with magical powers who lived in a shop full of lost things.

1975-1977
Ivor the Engine (40 episodes)
The original stories of Ivor and friends, remade in colour, along with some new films.

1979-1980
The Saga of Noggin the Nog (6 films)
Two more stories about Noggin, also in colour. One is a remake of Noggin and the Ice Dragon, the other a new one: Noggin and the Pie.

1980 What-A-Mess
Made for Frank Muir. The tale of an Afghan hound puppy

1982-1984
Tottie
The Story of a Doll's House. Made for Rumer Godden. Said to be the only children's story with a murder in it.

Pinny's House Made for Peter Firmin
A tale of two tiny pin-sized dolls who lived on the mantlepiece.

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