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. Postman Pat now has a new fleet of vehicles including a helicopter, 4x4 Jeep and motorbike, complete with side-car for Jess. The series debuted on 9 November 2009 and ended in 2013. [citation needed]. Her family originally lived in Pencaster, but when Ajay and the locals of Greendale re-opened the Greendale Light railway, they moved into the village. He wrote the stories to the series Rosie and Jim, which he also presented, as a show which he could have tighter control of. Greendale has a different character in the various Postman Pat series. John, 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. The film was distributed and produced by Lionsgate and Icon Productions and animated by Rubicon Group Holding. Besides doing his job, Pat will also aid one of the other villagers with a dilemma they are in. Jess the Cat voiced by Melissa Sinden. Pat Clifton Each episode follows the adventures of Patrick Clifton, a friendly country postman, and his "black and white cat" Jess, as he delivers the post through the valley of Greendale. Ajay was born in India and later moved to England with his wife Nisha and his children Meera and Nikhil. Edwin Carbunkle, Patbots At some points, Ted's lorry seems to be being driven by someone else. This is the last "Postman Pat" production to be written by Annika Bluhm. His cat Jess, Mrs. Goggins, Alf Thompson, Dorothy Thompson, PC Selby, Jeff Pringles, Ajay Bains, Nisha Bains, Ted Glen In his new role, Postman Pat commutes to the nearby town of Pencaster where he collects his special deliveries from the Pencaster Mail Centre. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children's television series first produced by Woodland Animations. Postman Pat and the Perfect Pizzais the third episode of Postman PatSeason 4. Each episode follows Postman Pat on a Special Delivery mission, from rescuing a runaway cow to delivering a giant ice cube. Character's Convertible Postman Pat features as one of Pat's merchandising items in this film. He was voiced by the late Ken Barrie and currently Lewis MacLeod. This edited intro was also used when CBeebies reran the show. 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?". Nisha was born in India under a Hindu family, but later moved to England with her husband Ajay. Postman Pat and his cat Jess deliver the post to Greendale. 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. As of 2009, over 12 million books, including storybooks, integrated learning books, colouring books, and multi-character magazines, have been sold worldwide.[15]. In Series 3 Kulvinder Ghir, Janet James, and Archie Panjabi joined to voice the new characters and the child characters while Boyd continued to voice Charlie and Sarah, Melissa Sinden and Jimmy Hibbert also joined to perform the animal characters' vocal effects and Angela Griffin joined in Series 5 to voice a new character. It is aimed at preschool-age children, and follows the adventures of Pat Clifton, a postman who works for Royal Mail postal service in the fictional village of Greendale (inspired by the real valley of Longsleddale near Kendal).[3]. [4] 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, and The Herbs. He and his family have moved to Pencaster from India. This film marks the return of Miss Hubbard, Major Forbes and George Lancaster. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In the original series (1 and 2), it was a small village with narrow, winding roads. This is most likely due to the animator not removing the reference to his existence. Here, Pat had a family shown on screen for the first time (though his wife had been mentioned in a number of episodes[5]). DVD releases of classic Postman Pat were limited in availability in various regions. His hat has a gold badge with a steam engine on it. Pat is lured away from his village by the chance to find success on a national talent show. As of 2009, over 12 million books, including storybooks, integrated learning books, colouring books, and multi-character magazines, have been sold worldwide.[15]. 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. VHS releases of the series were common in the United Kingdom and more uncommon in other regions. Postman Pat is set in the fictional village of Greendale and the nearby town of Pencaster, on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire. The series debuted on 9 November 2009 and ended in 2013. He wrote the stories to the series Rosie and Jim, which he also presented, as a show which he could have tighter control of. Postman Pat is set in the fictional village of Greendale and the nearby town of Pencaster, on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire. He commented in 2015 that "I got maybe half a dozen people last year saying they were the inspiration."[10]. 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). Pat Clifton voiced by Ken Barrie and 1 other. Bill Thompson voiced by Carole Boyd and 2 others. The new series was commissioned by the BBC and produced by Entertainment Rights and Cosgrove Hall Films. The same year saw the entire original series released on DVD in Spain, featuring both English and Spanish audio options. There, in between looking after her children, she runs at the railway station cafe along with Sara Clifton. The story revolves around Pat entering a talent show audition which leads to robots taking over his postal service whilst he is away. "), was recorded by Simon Woodgate at Echobass Studios. Sara Clifton ... Alf Thompson voiced by Ken Barrie. There is also an album called Postman Pat: Songs and Music From the TV Series, released by Post Music in 1982. In the UK, only one volume with three episodes from Series 2 was released by Universal Studios Home Video and Right Entertainment in 2004 under the title Postman Pat in a Muddle. 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. When Ken Barrie died, a semi-full HD version of the original crown intro was uploaded to BBC News, but has since disappeared from the site, and cannot be accessed anywhere else[19]. The theme song has undergone several adaptations; from 1994 to 1996, the theme tune had additional instruments such as synthesised strings and a tambourine. Meanwhile, the village of Greendale is under threat from robot copys of the famous postman. Ajay Bains drives the trains between Pencaster and Greendale. Nisha and Ajay on "Children in Need" in 2009. Pat should have had his hat off during his wedding and a regular suit. There, in between looking after her children, she runs at the railway station cafe along with Sara Clifton. Despite never getting proper releases, fully restored HD versions of the Original Unaltered Episodes exist, and are often shown on various BBC News reports and articles[16][17][18].