Kevin D has just informed me that one of my very favourite space serials from 1969 is making a welcome return to BBC, next Monday. The Clangers and their small blue planet have been brought back to the small screen, by original creator Peter Firmin, Oliver Postgates son; Dan and production company Coolabi.
Amazingly, the characters and settings are absolutely identical to Smallfilms originals and ex-python and all round nice guy Michael Palin is doing the voice overs. Its good to see that a very successful formula and visual style has been re-imagined in wonderfully nostalgic detail. They certainly haven't dropped a clanger with this one.