a three-disc compendium of classic british children's tv programmes made by smallfilms: the clangers-those weird creatures from the early '70s voiced by swanee whistles, living on their planet of cheese that they share with the soup dragon and the iron chicken. 'bagpuss, dear bagpuss, old fat furry catpuss, wake up and look at this thing that i bring.' so began every episode of bagpuss. made in 1974, it was to become one of the most popular childrens series in the uk ever, despite only comprising 13 episodes in total. a fat old toy cat in a second hand shop presides over a series of creatures that come alive to discuss the item the mice have brought before the cat. ivor the engine was the thomas the tank engine of his day - a heavily welsh-centric animated engine from 'the top left corner of wales'. the voiceovers were hilariously country welsh and the characters named after the old welsh naming system: dai station, evans the song, jones the steam etc.