Once upon a time in a cowshed: the lasting legacy of Smallfilms

Over 50 years ago, there were two not so little chaps called Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. And they lived and worked together in a disused cow shed in rural Kent, making some of the most iconic and well loved British children's television series for several generations. Smallfilms is one of the most widely recognised … Continue reading Once upon a time in a cowshed: the lasting legacy of Smallfilms

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Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter break! It's when the weather starts turning towards Spring again, that I am immediately seeking out some old literary favourites that evoke my fondest memories of this time of year in particular.  This usually includes, but is not limited to: Wordsworth's famous Romantic poem 'The Daffodils', Arthur Ransome's … Continue reading Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories