This is Oliver P. (left) and his animating partner Peter Firmin (right), making a personal appearance in Harrods toy department, back in 2000. You'll notice that the lurid background is full of toy Bagpusses of all shapes and sizes. In the centre is a very starstruck me, not least because I am holding the one and only REAL Bagpuss. In real life, the saggy old cloth cat is not saggy at all, but quite firm and heavy, with a metal framework inside him for animating purposes. This may account for why I am holding him rather oddly. Or perhaps I was simply dazed because Oliver and Peter had just told me that they'd seen my Bagpuss website (which no longer exists, sorry) and thought it was very funny. I was so flattered.
Thank you, Oliver, and goodbye. You were brilliant.