Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969-1974
By Oliver Postgate and Daniel Postgate
The ultimate gift for Clangers fans: the entire scripts of the much-loved TV hit show of the 1970s.
About the book
The Clangers memorably spoke in a language played on swannee whistles.
No one expected them to have scripts.
But they did.
Within an ancient barn nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside, Smallfilms founders Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin created one of the most beloved BBC children’s series of the twentieth century: Clangers.
Clangers: The Complete Scripts 1969–1974 is the ultimate compendium of scripts from the original two series of the show in one lavishly illustrated volume. These previously unseen scripts sit alongside original writing from Daniel Postgate – son of the original creator Oliver Postgate – exploring the inspiration for and lasting cultural impact of the show, new and historical photographs, Peter’s original illustrations, Oliver’s handwritten musical notations and more.
The joyful revelation that the Clangers’ often colourful words were scripted in English brings an exciting new dimension to the Smallfilms legacy.
Will the book be properly typeset or is it simply photocopy style as show in the images? Can anybody please guide me? Thank you
Hi John! The book will be a combination of carefully photographed original script pages (complete with Oliver Postgate’s handwritten annotations) and typeset commentary text and captions by his son Dan. If there are any pages where legibility is an issue we will reproduce the script text in type.
Do you have any sense of timescale once fully funded please?
Hi PJ! You can read loads more about the timescale post funding in the help centre here https://unboundhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4411152709649-The-book-I-ve-supported-has-reached-its-funding-target-What-happens-next- It changes a little project to project but we can't give anymore information until we have the final manuscript.
I’d like to buy this for my mum - is it possible to amend the name in the back of the book?
Hi Josh! Absolutely! You can change the name in the back by going to manage projects in your Unbound account.
I'm wondering if it's too late to join the list of supporters... and when the book is going to be published? Many thanks, Lisa
Hi Lisa! It's not too late at all! The supporter list is still open and anyone pledging will be included in the list of names in the back.
Hi Unbounders! Is there any further news about when the Merchandise Set and book reward level will be delivered, please? Thanks in advance for your help. Stephen
Hi Stephen, Thanks for reaching out. We are expecting to receive in the last of this merch (the t-shirts and postcards) very soon and hope to have this out by next week. Once again we're really sorry for this delay, caused by a hold up with the supplier. Best wishes, Lena
Hello again Unbound team. As it's been 18 days since I asked about the Merchandise Set reward on the 16th November, and the info was that the intention was to get items out "by next week," I'm hoping you can give another indication where we are with it as nothing had arrived. There are two similar queries in the conversation against the last update now, so I know I'm not the only one who is curious. Cheers!
Hi Stephen, Thanks for your message. I'm very sorry you haven't received your merchandise set yet. They are at our warehouse and I've chased the dispatch partner for an update on when they will be sent out.
Hello I see lots of people here have received their books. I have had nothing in the post. Should I be worried? Thanks Andy
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