Postman Pat was based on a series of books by John Cunliffe, the program is about a rural postman who helps his friends in the village of Greendale, based supposedly in Cumbria, England. The first series of thirteen 15-minute episodes was produced by Woodland Animations and broadcast by the BBC in 1981. Ivor Wood, a veteran of animations like The Magic Roundabout, was at the helm as producer. Ken Barrie sang the well known theme tune and provided the narration. The stories were very successful and have seen endless repeats over the years. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show in 1991, the old production crew was reunited for two one-off 25 minute specials, again shown by the BBC. Two more came in 1995, and these were followed by a second full series of 13 adventures. Then, after almost 10 years of absence from our screens, Postman Pat returned in 2004 for his third series. This consisted of 25 new episodes and several specials. The charming model animation was a far cry from the simple look of the early 80's, with brighter sets, much smoother puppet movements and characters voices lip-synched. Ken Barrie is still the voice of our favourite postman, but he is also joined by a cast of other talented voice artists, like Carole Boyd. More episodes are promised to be on the way, so it looks like Postman Pat may still be with us in another 20 years!
Ted invents a new robot postman to help give Pat a rest. When it goes out for its test run and arrives at the Post Office, it scares Mrs Goggins. When it gets loaded with post, it causes havoc over Greendale. Pat and Ted follow after the robot in Pat's bus.Watch Now:Amazon
Who is this strange creature causing havoc all over Greendale?
Pat does some gardening before work. When he tries to remove a weed, he sprains his back and Sarah calls Dr Gilbertson in. Pat needs a day in bed so Sarah offers to take the post instead. Everyone is surprised to see Sarah delivering the post instead of Pat. Sarah has also forgotten something.
Mr Pringle has been teaching the children about volcanoes and earthquakes. The next day this makes Pat think about holes in the road. While on his rounds, he gets diverted round in a big circle. PC Selby lets all traffic pass through Thompson Ground. Ted gets ready to mend the hole with tar.
Pat offers to paint the ceiling for Granny Dryden. Some paint spills down Pat's trousers! Pat goes home to change and gets an odd pair of trousers and Sarah can't help laughing. During his rounds, everyone wonders why on earth Pat is out doing his rounds in shorts.
Pat's alarm-clock fails to wake him up. Miss Hubbard passing by outside rings her bicycle bell to wake him up. Pat has to rush out to work in a hurry! When he calls at the Post Office, Mrs Goggins has a parcel of some spare parts for Ted and it just falls to bits. Poor Pat just ends up having a day full of disasters where one thing after another goes wrong!
Garner Hall is opening to the public. Ted builds a shiny suit of metal armour and when he decides tries the suit on, he can't see where he's going! He crashes about, making an awful clanking noise!
Pat finds a long string across the road and follows it to see where it leads. It leads to a tree where Katy and Tom's kite is stuck. Pat needs to find someone with a ladder to rescue the kite.
A huge parcel arrives at the Post Office and it squashes Pat's glasses after he puts them down on the counter. Mrs Goggins lends Pat one of her old pairs of glasses. Pat still can't see properly, meaning he can't read or drive. Ted offers to take him in his lorry.
Pat has to deliver some eggs and a registered letter to some campers. The letter is too valuble to leave and the campers are at the waterfall. Pat's van can't travel the bumpy road so Miss Hubbard borrows a tractor and takes him on a rather bumpy ride to the waterfall. When Pat returns to his van, he sees that a hen has got in and laid an egg!
The villagers prepare to enter a best village competition. Will Greendale win first prize - and where has Ted's lorry got to?
Mail order madness has taken over Greendale, meaning Pat has a lot more parcels than usual. Ted devises a motorised scooter to make Pat's job easier but it proves to be more trouble than it's worth...
Pat is to take Mr Pringle and the school children on a Mystery Tour. Where will they end up?
Pat calls to the Post Office and today most of the post is for Katy and Tom because it their birthday. Pat goes to deliver the post to them. Poor Katy is not having a happy birthday because she has lost Sarah-Ann, her doll that she takes everywhere. Pat's round then becomes a search for the missing doll. He comes across a load of other things but not the doll. Will he find Katy's missing doll in order to save the day?
Pat always thought he had managed to keep the date of his birthday to himself. He tells Jess not to give his secret away. When he arrives at the Post Office, all of the post is for Pat. As he then goes on his round, everyone he meets knows it's his birthday! How did all those people know?