Noggin the Nog

Noggin the Nog was inspired by the twelfth-century, walrus-ivory Lewis Chessmen in the British Museum. The artist was Peter Firmin.

In the lands of the North, tales are told of how brave and wise King Noggin the Nog ruled benevolently over his people and kept them safe from the evil plans of his wicked uncle, Nogbad the Bad.

Noggin the Nog goes back to British children’s television of 1959! Together with Oliver Postgate, Firmin worked on low budget films for the BBC,

using secondhand equipment adapted with Meccano and string by Postgate, in a studio set up in an old cowshed.

Smallfilms

Meccano still exists!

Update : 8th December 2008 Sadly Oliver Postgate is no longer with us.

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