Bagpuss is a famous stuffed toy cat who starred alongside a girl called Emily in a very popular animated television programme made in the 1970s. Bagpuss was created by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate in Canterbury. “Emily had a shop, it was rather an unusual shop because it didn’t sell anything. You see, everything in that shop window was a thing that somebody had once lost and Emily had found and brought home to Bagpuss.” Today Bagpuss lives at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.

  • Bagpuss

Research Activities


Contact older friends or family members. Ask if they remember Bagpuss from television, or what shows they remember best. Ask them what their favourite toy was when they were your age.


See if you can find any Bagpuss episodes online.

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