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How cloth cat Bagpuss got his pink stripes

Bagpuss

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The children's television programme Bagpuss was created in 1973 by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.

The programme featured a cloth cat called Bagpuss who lived in a shop owned by a child called Emily.

In this 2005 interview, Oliver Postgate explains how Bagpuss got his distinctive look.

Time Shift: Oliver Postgate - A Life in Small Films will be broadcast on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 at 2000 BST on BBC Four. Or catch-up afterwards on BBC iPlayer

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