Classic children’s TV show Bagpuss coming to iPlayer

ICONIC children’s show Bagpuss lands on iPlayer this week, with every episode starring the loveable pink and white striped cat arriving on Sunday.

Made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the charming children’s stop motion animation was first broadcast in 1974.

Despite only having 13 episodes, the programme has remained hugely popular across generations.

The much loved animated puppet series is set in Emily’s shop, a home for lost property, where Bagpuss lives.

As Emily leaves the shop, Bagpuss comes to life, as do his friends Professor Yaffle – a woodpecker shaped bookend – a toad called Gabriel, Madeleine the rag doll as well as mice ornaments from a magical mouse organ.

Each episode sees the characters explore a broken object left in the shop, before repairing it and leaving it in the window so it can be reunited with its owner.

Patricia Hidalgo, director of children’s and education, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you grew up with Bagpuss, or it’s your first time visiting Emily’s shop – Bagpuss is one for all the family to enjoy.

“It’s great to be bringing this timeless series to iPlayer and it joins a fantastic selection of classic and new shows for all ages.”

The first episode of Bagpuss will be shown on BBC Four at 7.25pm on Sunday as part of an evening of classic children’s shows.

The full box set will be available to stream on iPlayer until Tuesday June 29 and you can watch more family favourites on BBC iPlayer now.

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