Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss,
Old fat furry cat-puss.
Wake up and look at this thing that I bring.
Wake up, be bright.
Be golden and light.
Bagpuss, Oh hear what I sing.
Stop now if this means nothing to you. The rest of you, keep reading.
Following on from yesterday’s heartwarming interlude, today, in a sort of Advent’s Advent as we head into December, I thought we could warm the cockles of our hearts by listening to some new Bagpuss stories. Now, I don’t mean new in the same way that there’s a new series of The Clangers; I mean new in the sense that you probably won’t have encountered these stories, but they are all written and narrated by Oliver Postgate, just as the original Bagpuss stories were, and feature the original characters, too. However, he only recorded audio versions, so you’ll just have to close your eyes and imagine what went on Emily’s shop.
But four new Bagpuss stories? That doesn’t happen every day, does it?
A number of years ago, Oliver Postgate wrote a series of short tales about the Bagpuss mice, and then recorded some of those tales into audio files. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we did. 💖
In this story, the mice are in the garden building a "Snowpuss"… pic.twitter.com/vgleF4fmJN
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In today's Mouse Tales, the mice are sledging on ice cubes! 🛷🐭 pic.twitter.com/bB0at0wMen
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In tonight's Mouse Tale, Madeleine is concerned that the birds are too cold! ❄️🐭 pic.twitter.com/YBe6ZRbDP6
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In the fourth and final Mouse Tale, Lizzie Mouse wants to make a Christmas decoration out of a snowflake! ❄️🐭 pic.twitter.com/eJQpxGJvtz
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