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Oliver Postgate

Oliver Postgate was born in north London in 1925. He attended several different schools including, inadvertently, Dartington Hall. He attempted several different professions before founding Smallfilms with Peter Fermin in 1957. They went on to make a multitude of children's films for television, from a cowshed near Canterbury. He died, aged 83, in Broadstairs, Kent, in December 2008.