A Surprise
Air Date 7th November 2008
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Next Bernie the Parrot
A Surprise is episode nineteen of Postman Pat Season 6. It was first shown on Friday 7th Novemeber 2008 and written by Max Allen.


A surprise award ceremony is being organised for Pat at the sorting office.




  • Greendale
  • Post Office
  • Pencaster
  • Sorting Office
  • Ted's Garage
  • Market Square
  • Harbour
  • Town Hall
  • Pencaster Station
  • River Penn


  • Lewis MacLeod as Pat and Ben
  • Melissa Sinden as Jess and Bonnie
  • Carole Boyd as Sara and Mrs. Goggins
  • Janet James as Julian and Lauren
  • Angela Griffin as Lizzy
  • Ken Barrie as Ted, Alf and P.C. Selby
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Ajay and Michael
  • Archie Panjabi as Nisha and Meera


  • Stock footage from Green Rabbit  is used.
  • This episode features the "Super Delivery Man" song.


  • Ted's is cleaning PAT 5 at the beginning, but there is no one or nothing at the garage in the first shot.
  • Ben could have just told Pat to go straight to Greendale Post Office on his mobile phone.
  • When Ben leans against the gantry as Pat and Jess arrive at the sorting office, the gantry moves slightly.
  • Pat says "Oh dear, Jess." without moving his lips.
  • In the shot where Julian rescues the gold star and its case, they are first seen moving along the conveyor belt and then instantly seen in the sorting trays with the letters.
  • When Pat returns to the sorting office, PAT 1 has disappeared and PAT 4 is suddenly in the yard even though it was not there earlier.


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