40th anniversary of classic television character
London, 12 February 2014. Much-loved iconic cat Bagpuss is celebrating his 40th birthday on 12 February, the anniversary when the show first broadcast on the BBC in 1974.
Fans of that "old, saggy cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams" will be able to join the celebrations throughout the year by watching HD, digitally re-mastered episodes of the original series at Picture House Cinemas throughout the UK. New HD DVDS, books and merchandise will also be launching in 2014 to commemorate the landmark anniversary.
Created by children’s entertainment veterans Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, also responsible for cherished classics like Clangers and Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss is still fondly remembered by generations of Britons today. Coolabi, the company which represents the rights to the brand, has kept this cultural heritage alive, and the 40th year will see a range of Bagpuss themed...