“Mary and Michael went on to give me some advice that I have never forgotten. They told me not to bother about what anybody else in the film world was doing or what had done. I should just concentrate on what I myself was doing, which was to show the story as clearly as I could. At the end of the day the film might not be the most stunningly impressive example of the film-maker’s art, but it would do its job, which was to bring the story to life.”—
Oliver Postgate, creator of The Clangers, Noggin The Nog and Bagpuss, to name but a few.