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Peter Firmin

Animator, Artist
11 December 1928 to 1 July 2018

A British artist and animator who alongside Oliver Postgate was a pioneer of British children’s television, Firmin and Postgate’s first major success came with Ivor The Engine (1959-1964, 1976-1977). They went on to create beloved classics such as The Clangers (1969-1974) and Bagpuss (1974), and Firmin also notably created Basil Brush.

Read Peter Firmin's Guardian obituary.