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Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children's television series first produced by Woodland Animations.

Postman Pat
Postman-Pat.jpg
Postman Pat and his black and white cat, Jess in the original series.
GenreChildren's, animated television series
Created byJohn Cunliffe[1]
Developed byIvor Wood
Written byJohn Cunliffe[1]
Directed byIvor Wood[1]
Voices of
Narrated byKen Barrie (1981–1996)
Composer(s)
  • Bryan Daly
  • Simon Woodgate
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series8
No. of episodes196 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)for CBBC:
for Entertainment Rights:
  • Jane Smith
  • Oliver Ellis
for Cosgrove Hall Films:
  • Chris Bowden
Producer(s)
  • Debbie Pears
  • Jo Jorden
Editor(s)Martin Bohan
Running time
  • 15 minutes (series)
  • 30 minutes (specials)
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture format
Audio format
Original release18 September 1981 (1981-09-18) –
29 March 2017 (2017-03-29)
Chronology
Related showsGuess with Jess (spin-off)
Avārijas Brigāde
External links
Website

It is aimed at preschool-age children, and concerns the adventures of Pat Clifton, a postman in the fictional village of Greendale (inspired by the real valley of Longsleddale near Kendal).[2]

Postman Pat's first 13-episode series was screened on BBC1 in 1981.[3] John Cunliffe wrote the original treatment and scripts, and it was directed by animator Ivor Wood, who also worked on The Magic Roundabout, The Wombles, Paddington Bear, and The Herbs. Following the success of the first series, four TV specials and a second series of 13 episodes were produced during the 1990s. Here, Pat had a family shown on screen for the first time (though his wife had been mentioned in a number of episodes[4]). A new version of the series was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films from 2003, which expanded on many aspects of the original series.

PlotEdit

Each episode follows the adventures of Pat Clifton, a friendly country postman, and his "black and white cat" Jess, as he delivers the post through the valley of Greendale. Although he initially concentrates on delivering his letters, he nearly always becomes distracted by a concern of one of the villagers, and is always keen to help resolve their problems. Notable villagers include the postmistress, Mrs. Goggins; Alf and Dorothy Thompson, the farmer; PC Selby, the police constable; Pat and Sara Clifton; Jeff Pringles, the teacher; Ajay Bains, driver of the Greendale Rocket and Pencaster Flyer; Nisha Bains, the owner of the cafe; and the local handyman and inventor, Ted Glen.

SettingEdit

Postman Pat is set in the fictional village of Greendale and the nearby town of Pencaster, on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire.

Greendale is a big, busy village situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. Running through the centre of the village is the High Street, home to Mrs Goggins' Post Office and shop, an unofficial meeting house for the residents. Located on the edge of the village is the railway station, home to the Greendale Rocket. Nisha Bains runs a popular café there with Sara while her husband Ajay runs a regular schedule on the Greendale Rocket to the nearby town of Pencaster. In the original series (1 and 2), Greendale was much smaller and presented a gentle pace of lifestyle. It had winding roads, along with the trademark bridge, and a smaller population, which allowed Pat plenty of time to enjoy the countryside as he passed through, or even stop on 'quiet' days to have a picnic.

Pencaster is a large, bustling, modern town located within easy commuting distance for the villagers of Greendale. Situated on the waterfront, Pencaster is a hive of activity, boasting a market square in the centre surrounded by shops, houses, a large railway station, state-of-the-art buildings, and a boat jetty. It bears some resemblance to Lancaster, the county town of Lancashire, which likewise is a short commute from Longsleddale, the area used as the inspiration for Greendale.[citation needed]

In the second series of the show from the mid-90s, the area is referred to as Garner Bridge, and is located in Greendale. For example, in the episode "Postman Pat and the Suit of Armour", Greendale Post Office is referred to as "Garner Bridge Post Office".

Ingledale is another large, busy village town situated in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, only seen once in a special in 1991, set to make a second appearance in the revival.

InspirationEdit

Cunliffe, interviewed about the series, has said that he chose the character of a postman since he needed a character who could visit the countryside and interact with many different people.[5][6][7]

The inspiration for the post office itself comes from one located on the Kendal street where Cunliffe lived when he was writing the original treatment. The post office, at 10 Greenside, closed in 2003.[8]

Cunliffe did not retain rights to the character, and was disappointed by some of the tie-in media later released. He wrote the stories to the series Rosie and Jim, which he also presented, as a show which he could have tighter control of.[7]

While Cunliffe visited post offices for inspiration, he has said that the character and village was not based on any one place or person. He commented in 2015 that "I got maybe half a dozen people last year saying they were the inspiration."[9]

CastEdit

  • Lewis MacLeod as Postman Pat (series 2), Ben Taylor, Robot 1, Sat Nav, Alf Thompson (series 2), Sean McGuinness
  • Ken Barrie as Postman Pat (series 1), Matt Clifton, Mrs. Goggins (series 1), Ted Glen (series 1), Alf Thompson (series 1), Dorothy Thompson (series 1), Bill Thompson (series 1), Peter Timms (series 1), Julia Pottage (series 1), Katy Pottage (series 1), Tom Pottage (series 1), Arthur Selby (series 1), Lucy Selby (series 1), Sylvia Gilbertson (series 1), Sarah Gilbertson (series 1), Jeff Pringle, Charlie Pringle (series 1), Rebecca Hubbard (series 1), Sam Waldron, Granny Dryden, Peter Fogg, Major Forbes, George Lancaster, Santa Claus, Train Inspector, Pumpkin Wrigglesworth, Narrator, Radio Greendale Speaker, John, George, Countdown Sequence Voice
  • Carole Boyd as Sara Clifton, Julian Clifton (series 2), Mrs. Goggins (series 2), Dorothy Thompson (series 2), Bill Thompson (series 2), Julia Pottage (series 2), Katy Pottage (series 2), Tom Pottage (series 2), Betty Pottage, Lucy Selby (series 2), Sylvia Gilbertson (series 2), Sarah Gilbertson (series 2), Jackie Gilbertson, Charlie Pringle (series 2), Rebecca Hubbard (series 2), George's Wife, Radio Weather Woman
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Bill Thompson (series 3), Tom Pottage (series 3), Ajay Bains, Bessie Thompson, Michael Lam, Robot 2, Grizzly, Shopper-Bot 3000
  • Janet James as Julian Clifton (series 2), Lucy Selby (series 3), Lauren Taylor
  • Archie Panjabi as Katy Pottage (series 3), Nisha Bains, Meera Bains
  • Melissa Sinden as Jess Clifton, Polly Clifton, Dotty Pringle, Bonnie Goggins
  • Anji Kreft as Additional Voices (series 2?)
  • Angela Griffin as Amy Wrigglesworth, Lizzy Taylor, Flora, Rowena Roberts, Duchess of Pencaster
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Additional Voices (series 2)
  • Bradley Clarkson as Ted Glen (series 2), Arthur Selby (series 2), Ned Glen
  • Dan Milne as Peter Timms (series 2)
  • Joel Trill as Chris Beacon
  • Professor Brian Cox as Professor Ryan Farrow

Postman Pat Special Delivery ServiceEdit

In the spin-off series, Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (originally Postman Pat: SDS), Postman Pat has been promoted to Head of the SDS and is now called upon to deliver anything. Each episode follows Postman Pat on a Special Delivery mission, from rescuing a runaway cow to delivering a giant ice cube. In his new role, Postman Pat commutes to the nearby town of Pencaster where he collects his special deliveries from the Pencaster Mail Centre. Postman Pat now has a new fleet of vehicles including a helicopter, 4x4 Jeep and motorbike, complete with side-car for Jess.[10] He has a new boss, Ben, who tends to give him instructions (whereas he was his own master before the "promotion"). Pat also seems to make more mistakes in his work since moving to SDS, largely because the new format is always based on one delivery, which has to go wrong somehow (thus often because of Pat's errors).

The series features an expanded and diverse cast, a fleet of new vehicles, a world full of gadgets and the new town of Pencaster. Postman Pat Special Delivery Service first screened on BBC2 on 29 September 2008. The new series was commissioned by the BBC and produced by Entertainment Rights and Cosgrove Hall Films.

A new series aired in 2016.[11]

Outside the main broadcast seriesEdit

FilmEdit

Postman Pat: The Movie, a British-American 3D computer-animated comedy children's feature film version of the British stop-motion animated children's television show, was theatrically released on 23 May 2014 in the United Kingdom. The film was distributed and produced by Lionsgate and Icon Productions and animated by Rubicon Group Holding. The story revolves around Pat entering a talent show audition which leads to robots taking over his postal service whilst he is away. The film stars Stephen Mangan as the voice of Pat and also features Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, David Tennant, Ronan Keating, Susan Duerden, Sandra Teles, TJ Ramini and Peter Woodward.

Spin-offEdit

A CGI spin-off to the series was made called Guess with Jess which follows Pat's cat Jess now with the ability to talk and his adventures with the farm animals. The series debuted on 9 November 2009 and ended in 2013.

MusicEdit

Music for the original 1981 series was by Bryan Daly,[12] who wrote a number of songs including the well-known theme tune. For the 2003 series, pop writer Simon Woodgate scored the show and wrote new songs, including a new closing theme "What's in His Bag?". The theme tune "Postman Pat & His Black and White Cat" was sung by Ken Barrie for the original series in the 1980s and '90s. An extended version of the tune was released as a single in the UK where it reached number 44 in the charts in July 1982.[13]

The theme tune and songs for Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (including "Special Delivery Service, What's It Going to Be Today?"), was recorded by Simon Woodgate at Echobass Studios.

In 2013 Classic Media released Postman Pat SDS series 2. The new 26-episode series retained Bryan Daly's original theme tune and Simon Woodgate's closing song, however new character themes and incidental music was composed by Sandy Nuttgens.

There is also an album called Postman Pat: Songs and Music From the TV Series, released by Post Music in 1982.

The theme song underwent several adaptations; from 1994 to 1996, the theme tune had additional instruments such as synthesised strings and a tambourine. The same was done to the 1995 album version which was an edit of the original 1982 album version.

BooksEdit

As of 2009, over 12 million books, including storybooks, integrated learning books, colouring books, and multi-character magazines, have been sold worldwide.[14]

AdvertisingEdit

The Postman Pat characters and setting have also been used in the UK and Australia in television advertisements for the company Specsavers.

US VHS releasesEdit

Celebrity Home Entertainment (1999)

Titles include:

  • Vol.1 Postman Pat takes the Bus 16
  • Vol.2 Postman Pat and the Tuba 18

Strand Home Video (1990)

Titles Include:

  • Postman Pat's ABC Story Episode 14
  • Postman Pat's 123 Story Episode 15
  • Read Along With Postman Pat Episode 20
  • The First Season was released on 13 separate VHS tapes: 1 episode per tape. It is unknown when these were released.

Fisher Price Home Video also made a VHS with 3 episodes on it: Postman Pat's Finding Day, Postman Pat's Tractor Express and Postman Pat's Rainy Day

US DVD releasesEdit

As Postman Pat wasn't as popular in the United States, only one DVD title, Postman Pat: The Movie, was released by Paramount Pictures in 2015.

UK DVD and VHS releasesEdit

With over four million DVDs and videos sold globally, there is a growing collection of titles available for Home Entertainment release, including feature-length specials and interactive games. Titles include:

  • Postman Pat – ABC & 123 Stories
  • Postman Pat – Read Along with Postman Pat
  • Postman Pat – Magic Christmas
  • Postman Pat – Clowns Around
  • Postman Pat – Ice Cream Machine
  • Postman Pat – In A Muddle
  • Postman Pat – The Pirate Treasure
  • Postman Pat Boxset – Ice-Cream Machine/Clowns Around
  • Postman Pat – Great Dinosaur Hunt
  • Postman Pat – The Giant Snowball
  • Postman Pat – Popstars
  • Postman Pat – Football Crazy
  • Postman Pat – Great Big Party
  • Postman Pat Boxset – Magic Xmas & Giant Snowball
  • Postman Pat – Go-Kart Race
  • Postman Pat Popstars/Great Big Party
  • Postman Pat's Summer Spectacular
  • Postman Pat – Christmas Eve
  • Postman Pat – Big Boat Adventure
  • Postman Pat Boxset – Great Dinosaur Hunt/Giant Snowball/Spotty Situation/Ice Ladder/Big Butterflies/Spooky Sleepover/Greendale Movie/Train Inspector
  • Postman Pat Boxset-Pirate Treasure/Green Rabbit/Flying Saucers
  • Postman Pat Boxset – Christmas Eve/The Giant Snowball/Magic Christmas
  • Postman Pat Special Delivery Service – A Brand New Mission
  • Postman Pat Special Delivery Service – Pat to the Rescue
  • Postman Pat Boxset: Great Big Party/Postman Pat: Great Dinosaur Hunt/Postman Pat: The Ice Cream Machine
  • Postman Pat Special Delivery Service: Flying Christmas Stocking
  • Postman Pat Special Delivery Service: A Speedy Delivery
  • Postman Pat – Happy Birthday Pat

Original series DVD releasesEdit

DVD releases of classic Postman Pat were limited in availability in various regions. In the UK, only one volume with three episodes from Series 2 was released by Right Entertainment in 2004 under the title Postman Pat in a Muddle. The same year saw the entire original series released on DVD in Spain, featuring both English and Spanish audio options.[15] No further releases were seen in the UK until 2011 when Classic Media issued all four specials from 1991–1994 on the DVD Happy Birthday Postman Pat. On 3 February 2014, the first and second series were made available in their entirety for the first time in the UK, However the titles are both season 2 with the season 3 theme which received bad reviews from classic fans and also credits Carole Boyd as doing voices, despite it being only Ken Barrie).[16][17]

  • Postman Pat – Postman Pat Takes a Message
  • Postman Pat – Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road

UK VHS releasesEdit

Between April 1983 and May 1984 three Postman Pat pre-certed titles (before the Uc rating by the BBFC got established in 1985) with twelve episode of the entire first series all except for Letters On Ice [episode 11] were released by Longman Video in its children's treasury range. Also, one 30-minute title by Longman Video called My Own Postman Pat (Cat. No. LGVH 2001) was released featuring two episodes – Pat's Rainy Day [episode 3] and The Sheep in the Clover Field [episode 9]. On the back covers The Woodland Animations detail was copyrighted in 1982.

VHS video title Year of release Episodes
Postman Pat's Big Video (2511/5820) 10 March 1986 Postman Pat's Rainy Day (Episode 10), Postman Pat's Tractor Express (Episode 11), Postman Pat's Birthday (Episode 12), Postman Pat Takes a Message (Episode 13)
Postman Pat 1 (BBCV 4028) 3 November 1986 Postman Pat's Finding Day (Episode 1), The Sheep in the Clover Field (Episode 2), Letters on Ice (Episode 3)
Postman Pat 2 (BBCV 4029) 3 November 1986 Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen (Episode 4), Postman Pat's Foggy Day (Episode 5), Postman Pat Goes Sledging (Episode 6)
Postman Pat 3 (BBCV 4030) 3 November 1986 Postman Pat's Thirsty Day (Episode 7), Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 8), Postman Pat's Difficult Day (Episode 9)
Postman Pat's Big Video (1988 Re-Release) (BBCV 4168) 7 November 1988 Postman Pat's Rainy Day (Episode 10), Postman Pat's Tractor Express (Episode 11), Postman Pat's Birthday (Episode 12), Postman Pat Takes a Message (Episode 13)
Postman Pat 1 Re-Release (BBCV 4028) 2 April 1990 Postman Pat's Finding Day (Episode 1), The Sheep in the Clover Field (Episode 2), Letters on Ice (Episode 3)
Postman Pat 2 Re-Release (BBCV 4029) 2 April 1990 Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen (Episode 4), Postman Pat's Foggy Day (Episode 5), Postman Pat Goes Sledging (Episode 6)
Postman Pat 3 Re-Release (BBCV 4030) 2 April 1990 Postman Pat's Thirsty Day (Episode 7), Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 8), Postman Pat's Difficult Day (Episode 9)
Postman Pat's New Video (BBCV 4691) 4 November 1991 Postman Pat Takes the Bus (Episode 14), Postman Pat and the Toy Soldiers (Episode 15),
The Very Best of Postman Pat (BBCV 4869) 5 October 1992 Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 8), Postman Pat's Tractor Express (Episode 11), The Sheep in the Clover Field (Episode 2), Postman Pat And The Magpie Hen (Episode 4), Postman Pat's Thirsty Day (Episode 7),
Postman Pat: Postman Pat and The Toy Soldiers Re-Release (BBCV 4691) 4 July 1994 Postman Pat Takes the Bus (Episode 14), Postman Pat and the Toy Soldiers (Episode 15),
Postman Pat: Postman Pat's Birthday and other stories (BBCV 5468) 5 September 1994 Postman Pat's Birthday (Episode 10), Letters on Ice (Episode 11), Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 12), Postman Pat's Foggy Day (Episode 13)
Postman Pat: Postman Pat Takes a Message and other stories (BBCV 5469) 5 September 1994 Postman Pat Takes a Message (Episode 6), Postman Pat's Thirsty Day (Episode 7), Postman Pat Goes Sledging (Episode 8), The Sheep in the Clover Field (Episode 9)
Postman Pat: Postman Pat's Finding Day and other stories (BBCV 5470) 5 September 1994 Postman Pat's Finding Day (Episode 1), Postman Pat's Tractor Express (Episode 2), Postman Pat's Rainy Day (Episode 3), Postman Pat's Difficult Day (Episode 4), Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen (Episode 5)
Postman Pat and the Tuba (BBCV 5472) 3 October 1994 Postman Pat and the Tuba (Episode 16), Postman Pat and the Barometer (Episode 17)
Postman Pat's Bumper Collection (BBCV 5683) 2 October 1995 Postman Pat Takes the Bus (Episode 14), Pat Goes Sledging (Episode 8), Pat's Difficult Day (Episode 4), Postman Pat and the Toy Soldiers (Episode 15), Postman Pat's Birthday (Episode 10)
Postman Pat – 2 on 1 (BBCV 5814) 1 April 1996 Postman Pat's Finding Day (Episode 1), The Sheep in the Clover Field (Episode 2), Letters on Ice (Episode 3), Postman Pat and the Magpie Hen (Episode 4), Postman Pat's Foggy Day (Episode 5), Postman Pat Goes Sledging (Episode 6)
Postman Pat: Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road (BBCV 5891) 2 September 1996 Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road (Episode 21), Postman Pat and the Suit of Armour (Episode 22), Postman Pat in a Muddle (Episode 23), Postman Pat Misses the Show (Episode 24)
Postman Pat's Bumper Bag (BBCV 6223) 5 May 1997 Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 12), Postman Pat's Rainy Day (Episode 3), Postman Pat Takes A Message (Episode 6), Postman Pat and the Tuba (Episode 16), Postman Pat and the Barometer (Episode 17),
Postman Pat: Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels (BBCV 6123) 15 September 1997 Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels (Episode 25), Postman Pat Follows the Trail (Episode 26), Postman Pat Has The Best Village (Episode 27), Postman Pat Paints The Ceiling (Episode 28)
Postman Pat and the Big Surprise (BBCV 6539) 7 September 1998 Postman Pat and the Big Surprise (Episode 29), Postman Pat and the Robot (Episode 30), Postman Pat takes Flight (Episode 31), Postman Pat and the Beast of Greendale (Episode 32)
Postman Pat and the Big Surprise (Limited Edition) (BBCV 6706) 7 September 1998 Postman Pat and the Big Surprise (Episode 29), Postman Pat and the Robot (Episode 30), Postman Pat takes Flight (Episode 31), Postman Pat and the Beast of Greendale (Episode 32), Postman Pat and the Mystery Tour (Episode 33)
Postman Pat's Special Delivery (BBCV 6770) 12 April 1999 Postman Pat Follows a Trail, Episode 26 Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road, Episode 21 Postman Pat and the Tuba Episode 18
Postman Pat – More Adventures from Pat and his friends (2 on 1 BBCV 6952) 15 November 1999 Postman Pat's Thirsty Day (Episode 7), Postman Pat's Windy Day (Episode 8), Postman Pat's Difficult Day (Episode 9), Postman Pat's Rainy Day (Episode 10), Postman Pat's Tractor Express (Episode 11), Postman Pat's Birthday (Episode 12), Pat Takes a Message (Episode 13)
Postman Pat's Big Video! (BBCV 6945) 2 May 2000 Postman Pat and the Robot (Episode 30), Postman Pat Paints the Ceiling (Episode 28), Postman Pat and the Suit of Armour (Episode 22), Postman Pat and the Mystery Tour (Episode 33), Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels (Episode 25), Postman Pat Misses the Show (Episode 24)
Postman Pat's Favourites (BBCV 6985) 2 October 2000 Postman Pat in a Muddle (Episode 23), Postman Pat Has the Best Village (Episode 27), Postman Pat and the Big Surprise (Episode 29), Postman Pat Takes Flight (Episode 31), Postman Pat and the Hole in the Road (Episode 21), Postman Pat and the Beast of Greendale (Episode 32)
Postman Pat's Prize Postbag (BBCV 7143) 8 May 2001 Postman Pat Takes the Bus (Episode 14), Postman Pat and the Toy Soldiers (Episode 15), Postman Pat and the Tuba (Episode 16), Postman Pat and the Barometer (Episode 17)

Postman Pat Village at LongleatEdit

Longleat Safari Park had an outdoor reproduction of Greendale village, including the Post Office, the Clifton's house and the Greendale station. It also had a miniature model of Greendale.[18] It was installed during the 1990s, was relocated during 2008 in preparation for a new animal area and was revamped a third time for 2013. The attraction was closed at the end of 2015 and was permanently removed in 2016.

Award nominationsEdit

In 2006, Postman Pat was nominated for "Best Pre-school Animation Series" at the BAFTA Children's Awards.[19]

ParodiesEdit

  • Harry Enfield and Chums featured a parody entitled "Il Postino Pat" (the show's Italian title), with an operatic reworking of the theme tune and the characters speaking in Italian. At the end there is a communist revolution in Greendale and Pat is shot and killed by fascist soldiers.[20]
  • Harry and Paul parodied Postman Pat in series 3 and 4 with "Parking Pataweyo", an African immigrant working as a stereotypically uncompromising traffic warden, played by Daniel Kaluuya, whose name and theme tune are based on Pat's.
  • Spitting Image in 1987 the topical satirical puppet series, featured Temporary Postman Pratt[21] in a send-up of Royal Mail's employment of temporary postal workers during busy times. In the opening titles, Pratt can be seen driving a familiar (though yellow in colour) van along country roads before running over a black and white cat. Pratt likes to clear his workload as quickly as he can by dumping the post rather than delivering it. He is portrayed as a student who is lazy and rude.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Postman Pat". BBC. 30 March 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  3. ^ DeMott, Rick (13 June 2011). "Postman Pat Kicks Off 30th Birthday Celebration". Animation World Network. Retrieved 24 June 2014. First introduced on BBC1 on September 16, 1981,...
  4. ^ Series one - Episode 3 - Postman Pat's Birthday
  5. ^ "Postman Pat's creator looks back at its conception". BBC News. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Postman Pat's creator John Cunliffe has been at a school in Kendal". ITV. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b Davies, Nick. "The Selling of Postman Pat". nickdavies.net. The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  8. ^ Visit Cumbria – Beast Banks Post Office, Kendal. Retrieved 6 January 2009
  9. ^ "Arisaig villagers shocked after author kills legend that kids' cartoon favourite was based on Highland postie". Daily Record. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Postman Pat goes postal", The Register.
  11. ^ "Postman Pat – Postman Pat Trailer". Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Bryan DALY Obituary". The Times. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  13. ^ "The Official Charts Company". Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  14. ^ CHappet, Marie-Claire (16 September 2011). "Postman Pat: from Greendale to Hollywood". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  15. ^ "8 DVD Spanish box set" – via Amazon.
  16. ^ "Postman Pat: Series 1 – Postman Pat Takes A Message". 3 February 2014 – via Amazon.
  17. ^ "Postman Pat: Series 2 – Postman Pat's Big Surprise". 3 February 2014 – via Amazon.
  18. ^ "Longleat – As featured on BBC's Animal Park".
  19. ^ "Past Winners and Nominees – Children's – Awards – 2006". BAFTA. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  20. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  21. ^ "Temporary Postman Pratt on Spitting Image (ITV)", Spitting Image (ITV).

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