The Bags

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'The Bags' is a 1972 episode in the BBC animated children's television series Clangers. Clangers is an iconic British stop motion series of short stories about a family of mouse-like creatures called Clangers, who live on, and in, a small grey planet in dark space. Made by Smallfilms, the company set up by Oliver Postgate (writer and narrator) and Peter Firmin (modelmaker, animator and illustrator).

Originally broadcast on 13 October 1972 at 4:00 pm, the episode has since been screened on the BBC's Nick Junior 2 channel, released as part of the 1993 Beebtots DVD, and published as a Time-Warner children's book in 1996.


The family finds a romantic way to remove an unwelcome guest. A magical singing Gladstone bag is on the planet. He cause all sorts of trouble. But the Clangers find him a lady bag, and they fly off together, handle in handle, very much in love.