• Premiered: Feb 1974
  • Episodes: 13
  • Followers: 4
  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • Unknown
  • Animation Children Comedy Family


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Season 1
Ship in a Bottle
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 12, 1974
Emily Brings home a bottle with some bits of wood in it. Professor Yaffle tells them it is a ship-in-a-bottle. Bagpuss finds this puzzling, wondering where it would sail to. With the .. show full overview
The Owls of Athens
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 19, 1974
Emily brings in a very old, very dirty dirty bit of rag, which Yaffle can see no value in (as ever), the mice start to vigourously clean the cloth before being stopped by Madeleine. She .. show full overview
The Frog Princess
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 26, 1974
Emily brings a collection of ornamental enamel pieces. For a while these are a cat and a bird, but later they decide that it is a necklace of jewels for a frog princess who doesn't .. show full overview
The Ballet Shoe
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Air date
Mar 05, 1974
One dirty old shoe is left for Bagpuss & Co to repair, and the mice suggest that it might be suitable for living in, which leads Madeleine to sing along with the Mouse Organ. Yaffle .. show full overview
The Hamish
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Air date
Mar 12, 1974
Nobody really knows what the floppy tartan cloth object that Emily has brought is, except Bagpuss. He says it is a small soft Hamish, a Highland beast that keeps its distance because it .. show full overview
The Wise Man
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Air date
Mar 19, 1974
Emily brings some broken pieces of what seem to be Ivory. They fit together into a nodding Chinaman. Professor Yaffle tells the story of the wise man of Ling-Po who just wanted to be .. show full overview
The Elephant
Episode overview
Air date
Mar 26, 1974
The thing that Emily has brought is obviously a tatty straw elephant without any ears. They try to solve the mystery of how it lost its ears by singing songs, some of which are rather painful, but finally the ears are recreated.
The Mouse Mill
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 02, 1974
Emily leaves a box in front of Bagpuss. A box with windows and a front door. The mice open up the box to reveal the Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Mill. Gabriel and Madeleine then sing a song about milling with help from the Mouse Organ.
The Giant
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 09, 1974
This is a heap of pieces, probably of a Staffordshire figurine. It is also said to be a statue of a giant, but if so, it must be the smallest giant in the world. A story is told about .. show full overview
Old Man's Beard
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 16, 1974
Emily brings in a bunch of tangled cottony plant. it is Old Man's Beard. Why is it Old Man's Beard? Bagpuss tells them the story of the king who had a marvellously silver beard which .. show full overview
The Fiddle
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Air date
Apr 23, 1974
This is an old bucket upside-down, with holes in it. Smoke is coming from it. The mice run to fetch water but the sound of Irish fiddle-playing is coming from it. Gabriel recognises .. show full overview
Episode overview
Air date
Apr 30, 1974
Yaffle comes down from his bookend to find a basket with things in it. The mice search the basket and find a twig broom, which leads Madeleine and Gabriel to sing the song about the woman who brushes the cobwebs out of the sky.
1x13 Show finale
Uncle Feedle
Episode overview
Air date
May 07, 1974
Emily brings in a piece of cloth, which Charliemouse identifies as a house for a rag doll, which leads to a number of rag jokes from the mice. The mice fold up the cloth so that .. show full overview

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