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!
Pat calls to collect an Australian stamp from the Reverend Timms, who will be visitng London to meet his sister Elsie from Australia. When Pat arrives at the Post Office, Elsie phones Mrs Goggins to say she will come straight to Greendale because her flight is diverted to Manchester. Will Pat be able to stop the Reverend from catching the train to London?
Pat offers to babysit Nikhil during his round while Julian goes with Ajay, Nisha and Meera to the cinema in Pencaster. Nikhil can't sleep without his green rabbit toy.Watch Now:Amazon
Pat delivers a new supply of arts materials to the school. There, the children are making pictures of their favourite adventure from the past year. Everyone except Sara Gilbertson, who cannot think of anything.Watch Now:Amazon
It's always been a tradition for the Reverand Timms to ring the church bells at the start of Greendale's Midsummer market. However, when Alf's racing Pidgeon Cedric settles next to the bell, it becomes impossible...Watch Now:Amazon
Julian is to give a class talk about peoples' jobs so Pat takes him on his round to find out while Ted varnishes the schoolroom floor.Watch Now:Amazon
Pat offers to take Alf's racing pigeon Cederic to the vets in Pencaster but his van runs out of petrol. Will anyone be able to find Pat?Watch Now:Amazon