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Postman Pat's Windy Day
PostmanPat'sWindyDay
Air Date 4th November 1981 (UK)
19th June 1991 (Australia)
Previous Postman Pat's Thirsty Day
Next Postman Pat's Foggy Day
 Postman Pat's Windy Day is the eighth episode of the first series which was first broadcast on 4th November 1981. It was entirely written by John Cunliffe and narrated by Ken Barrie.

Plot Edit

It is a windy day in Greendale and Pat is finding it difficult to steer his van. Alf Thompson is nearly blown off his feet. Suddenly, Pat sees a fallen tree blocking the road; he stops and gets out to look at it. Peter Fogg is on the other side; he walks off to get a chainsaw to cut the tree up. Pat takes the branches away so Peter can lift the tree out of the way.

After the road is unblocked, Pat goes back to his van, but it has gone. He soon finds it safe and sound next to Sam's Mobile Shop. Sam had moved the van to protect it from branches that may be a threat to its paint work. Suddenly as Pat drives on his way, the van's engine starts to splutter and clank. Pat stops and gets out to check the engine and the wind blows his hat off. Pat chases after the hat but he cannot catch it and the wind blows it into a stream. So Pat gives up on it and goes back to the van. He soon spots the trouble with the engine; a cable has snapped, but it is no trouble to fix. Pat puts the problem right and is soon on his way again.

When Pat calls at the school, his letters get blown away. The children help to catch them and Bill Thompson takes them to the Headmaster. Towards the end of his windy round, Pat sees a flying towel belonging to Granny Dryden. He helps her catch her washing and she shows him a scarecrow which is wearing Pat's hat. Pat puts his hat back on his head, thanks the scarecrow for looking after it for him and heads off for home in his van.

CharactersEdit

VehiclesEdit

  • PAT 1
  • SAM 1
  • The Red Tractor
  • The Log Lifter

LocationsEdit

  • Greendale School
  • Granny Dryden's Cottage

TriviaEdit

  • From this point onwards in the TV series, the production team has had the right to use the Official Royal Mail Logos. The crest on Pat's van changes in this episode. In all the previous episodes, the crest is just one of a crown. In this episode, it has been replaced by a Royal Mail Logo; a crown resembling the one from the crown jewels. Underneath it is EIIR. Next to it is written Royal Mail. This is how it looks in all the other episodes after and including this one.

GoofsEdit

  • There was no point in Jess getting out of the van to join Pat if he was just going to go back into the van again.
  • How did Sam manage to move Pat's van if Pat had the keys?
  • There is no way Peter could have gone to the forestry commission on foot and back on the tractor in the time he was gone, as he returns almost instantly.
  • When Pat closes Granny Dryden's garden gate, the noise it makes is more like a gate into a field.

GalleryEdit

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