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General election 2015: who would The Clangers vote for?

Four classic political broadcasts from the BFI National archive

By Josh Lowe  

During the “winter of discontent” in 1973, Oliver Postgate, the animator and creator of children’s TV series the “Clangers”, found himself tiring of the quarrelsome world of British politics. “Having been in Germany at the end of the war, and seen what happened when an economy collapsed completely,” he later remembered, “I really got frightened. I thought the process of government was completely buggered by inter party squabbling” (some things never change.)

He decided…

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