Once upon a time...The shop, Bagpuss & Co, was very unusual in that it never sold anything; it was full of things that people had lost and Emily had found. This business model is never called into question.Bagpuss is an Oliver Postgate/Smallfilms animation, which means it works at approximately three frames per second. Most of the show was produced using Stop Motion, except for some of the stories and songs which were illustrated by paper cutout animation. Postgate had used both techniques before, but had never combined them in a single series. Some of the scenes involving Gabriel singing included a few live-action shots of him strumming his guitar, and the opening titles depict Emily in a series of sepia-tinted still photographs.Each episode begins with Emily leaving some item in the shop. When she has gone, Bagpuss and his friends wake up and try to figure out what the object is, and repair it. In the process they tell lots of stories (based on folk tales from around the world) and sing songs.Bagpuss is still fondly remembered (there is even a Shout-Out to it in Spaced), and is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Postgate's career, along with The Clangers.Main characters:
not so long ago...
there was a little girl and her name was Emily.
And she had a shop.
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