On Christmas Day 1995, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a short documentary on Oliver Postgate (pictured below) and Peter Firmin (pictured above), entitled Trumpton Riots.
Presumably intended as a Christmas filler, it turned out to be one of the best radio documentaries of the year.
Over the next five days, they continued to broadcast these beautifully produced programmes, presented by such luminaries as Brian Cant, Sally James and Fred Harris, discussing the history of TV shows including Crackerjack, Blue Peter, Vision On, The Clangers, Camberwick Green, Pogle’s Wood and Magpie. Two more programmes followed in 1997.
Here is the opportunity to once more hear these wonderful programs, which are a credit to the production team involved. If you haven’t yet heard them, download them now and wallow in nostalgia.