Postman Pat Van

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Postman Pat Van ( Royal Mail BMC/ Leyland Sherpa Van )   1981

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Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children’s television series first produced by Woodland Animations. It is aimed at pre-school 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).



Postman Pat. Postman Pat.
Postman Pat and his black and white cat.
Early in the morning, just as day is dawning,
he picks up all the post bags in his van.

Postman Pat. Postman Pat.
Postman Pat and his black and white cat.
All the birds are singing,
and the day is just beginning.
Pat feels he’s a really happy man.

Everybody knows his bright red van,
all his friends will smile as he waves to greet them,
Maybe, you can never be sure,
there’ll be knock (knock knock)
Ring (ring ring).
Letters through your door.
(Hee Hee).

Royal Mail fleet service van (Pat 1): Pat’s bright red van is a small ‘box’ type van based on a BMC/Leyland Sherpa, with the registration, ‘PAT 1’. For the first seven episodes of series one, it featured a generic crown-style symbol, which was designed to be similar to the official Royal Mail symbol. When the Royal Mail gave the programme makers permission to use their official symbol, the crown was replaced with the Royal Mail cruciform.

Postman Pat: The Movie is a British computer-animated comedy film featuring Postman Pat, star of a long-running BBC children’s series. It was originally due to be released on 24 May 2013,but was pushed back to 23 May 2014.Pat is voiced by Stephen Mangan and his singing voice is performed by Ronan Keating. Also voicing characters in the film are Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and David Tennant.

Music for the original 1981 series was by Bryan Daly (died January 2012),[10] 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 originally sung by Ken Barrie for the original series in the 80s and 90s. The tune was released as a single in the UK where it reached number 44 in the charts in July 1982

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

Longleat House has an outdoor reproduction of Greendale village, including the Post Office, the Clifton’s house and the Greendale station. It also has a miniature scale model of Greendale.

Terry Wogan played the theme tune on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show every morning in the early 1980s, as a joke, but it became a hit.

 

QUIZ

In the new Postman Pat Special Delivery Service. What is the name of Pats Boss at the Sorting Office ?


  • CORRECT

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    After Pat made his mark with the Royal Mail in Greendale, Ben invited him to be the postman of his Special Delivery Service. When Pat takes out the deliveries in one of the services many vehicles, Ben keeps track of them on his computer to make sure they get to their destinations and that the mission is a complished.

    Although the Special Delivery Service are mainly asigned to Pat, Ben often uses PAT 6 to load up the special deliveries and will drive some of the other vehicles if needed.

    His wife Lauren is a school teacher at Greendale School and their daughter is Lizzy







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