Dropping a Clanger?

The work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin has been with me for most of my life, going back to the late 60s...
This week, on CBeebies, one of their classic series was brought back to life, with a new CGI version, made along with Daniel Postgate.

Clangers is a reboot of the original ... the stories are new, inspired by the originals.

There's also a suitably relaxing narration, this time round by former RGS president Michael Palin, who has spoken of how proud he is to be involved with the series.

One of the favourite books I own is a splendid hardback book which was published earlier this year by Four Corners books: some images from it are below, showing the original Clangers - there are many more fabulous close-ups of models, sets and scripts for all the Smallfilms series.

Watch on iPlayer and make up your own mind...
Here's a look behind the scenes, and also follow @helloclangers on Twitter

Have they dropped a Clanger? I think this will introduce the Clangers to a whole new audience, but I hope they seek out the hand-made originals too...