|In the Great Hall (Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin)|
|Graculus; Noggin; Olaf the Lofty; and Thor Nogson (Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin)|
|The Flying Machine (Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin)|
Will and Tom were similarly brought up on Noggin-the videos and the books. The Flying Machine was my favourite featuring a prominent role for Graculus the bird with his crackly voice-brilliant. Noggin’s boat could fly-different! Then there was the scary little turbaned thief from Baghdad who had hidden in a large Chinese vase-of a sudden the vase cracked open and he came scuttling out-boy,there was something very powerful about that image which registers deep in the psyche-definitely a recipe for bad dreams the nicht!