Museum of Canterbury celebrates 40th birthday of children's TV show The Clangers
Brother and sister
Michael and Laura Woodrow celebrate the Clangers' birthday with
creator Peter Firmin. Picture: Barry Duffield
Children's TV favourites the
Clangers celebrated their 40th birthday at the weekend.
Co-creator Peter Firmin made a
guest appearance at the Museum of Canterbury on Saturday to mark
four decades since the hit BBC show was launched.
The programme - first shown on
Listen with Mother on November 16, 1969 - featured the peculiar
inhabitants of a small blue planet at the far side of the
It was the inspiration of Mr Firmin
and Oliver Postgate, who died last year.
Visitors to the museum were given
the chance to see the original characters in close-up detail,
including the entire Clangers family, the Soup Dragon, the Froglets
and the Iron Chicken.
Mr Firmin’s daughter Charlotte was
also on hand to teach youngsters how to draw a Clanger.
Other activities included making
Clanger planets, learning how to talk like a Clanger and
For more pictures, see this
week's Kentish Gazette out Thursday.
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