Farewell, father of Bagpuss

Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss,
Old fat furry catpuss,
Wake up and look at this thing that I bring.
Wake up, be bright,
Be golden and light,
Bagpuss, oh hear what I sing.

So it’s farewell then to Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine and the Clangers. I can no longer remember the more brash imaginary characters popular during my childhood, but I shall never forget Emily, Professor Yaffle, Gabriel and the old fat furry catpuss. The above verse I recalled from memory.