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Postman Pat's ABC
Air Date October 10th, 1990.
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This article is about the home video release. For the book, see Postman Pat's ABC Story.

Postman Pat's ABC Story is the first of two educational specials that aired on October 10th, 1990.

SummaryEdit

Pat helps Tom Pottage learn his letters by making him a red ABC notebook.

Words in the ABC BookEdit

  • A:
    • Ant
    • Add
    • Apple
    • Apricot
  • B:
    • Bike
    • Butter
    • Big Bad Bee
  • C:
    • Cat
    • Cream
    • Cake
    • Cod
  • D:
    • Dog
    • Dish
    • Donkey
  • E:
    • Egg
  • F:
    • Frog
    • Fish-fingers
    • Flan
    • Foil
  • G:
    • Goose
    • Gun (1990 VHS Only)
    • Granny
    • Glove
    • Gum-Drop
  • H:
    • Hat
    • Hen
  • I:
    • Ice Cream
  • J:
    • Jack
    • Jam
    • Jelly
    • "Just the Job"
  • K:
    • Kipper
    • Kettle
  • L:
    • Lark
    • Ladder
  • M:
    • Melon
    • Mouse
  • N:
    • Nutty Nougat
  • O:
    • Organ
    • Orange
  • P:
    • Pie
    • Peas
    • Potatoes
    • Pancakes
  • Q:
    • Queen
  • R:
    • Rainbow
  • S:
    • Sausages
    • Sweetcorn
  • T:
    • Tractor
    • Tom
  • U:
    • Umbrella
  • V:
    • Vase
  • W:
    • Watch
  • X:
    • Xylophone
  • Y:
    • Yellow
  • Z:
    • ZOO

CharactersEdit

  • Pat
  • Jess
  • Ted Glen
  • Mrs. Pottage
  • Katy and Tom Pottage
  • Granny Dryden
  • Peter Fogg
  • Alf Thompson (does not speak)
  • Dorothy Thompson (does not speak)
  • The Reverend Timms (does not speak)
  • Lucy Selby (does not speak)
  • Miss Hubbard (does not speak)
  • Sam Waldren (does not speak)
  • The School Teacher (mentioned)
  • Mr Pottage (mentioned)

VehiclesEdit

  • PAT 1
  • SAM 1
  • The Yellow Tractor
  • Miss Hubbard's bicycle

LocationsEdit

  • Post Office
  • Greendale Farm
  • Greendale School
  • The Church

TriviaEdit

  • This special was based on a Postman Pat Beginners book written by John Cunliffe and published by Andre Deutsch in 1986 (which also came with a story audio cassette read by Ken Barrie).
  • A new version of the theme music was made for this special.
  • Some parts in this episode are based on episodes in Series 1, such as Postman Pat and The Magpie Hen and The Sheep In The Clover Field.
  • In the original 1990 version, there is a scene where Tom puts his Dad's gun in his ABC. This was removed from the later version, due to complaints from parents.
  • This special includes the music from Series 1 and the instrumentals of the songs Miss Rebecca HubbardThe Handyman and Jess The Cat.
  • This is the only episode to feature Alf Thompson's dog.
  • This is the first Postman Pat episode to made in 2D animation.
  • This episode marks the first time the characters move their lips.
  • This is the only Postman Pat episode where a gun is seen. Although the gun is only present in the original 1990 version.
  • This is the only Postman Pat episode to have two versions. The later one has new sound effects added in and the dialogue and music has been changed around.

GoofsEdit

  • Cats do not even eat cake.
  • Lions and tigers could not be kept together in the same exhibit in a zoo.
  • At one point, when Pat says "Off we go, Jess." his lips do not move.

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