|Postman Pat and the Big Balloon Ride|
|Air Date||27th February 2005|
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|Next||Postman Pat and the Surprise Present|
P.C. Selby is searching for a stray dog and Pat and Ted are giving Mrs. Goggins a surprise balloon ride.
- Mrs. Goggins
- Ted Glen
- Bill Thompson
- Katy and Tom Pottage
- Meera Bains
- P.C. Selby
- Lucy Selby
- Sarah Gilbertson
- Mr. Pringle
- Charlie Pringle
- PAT 1
- Ted's Hot Air Balloon
- Pat's House
- Post Office
- The Green
- Greendale Primary School
- Ted's Mill
- Ted's Workshop
- The Church
- River Penn
- Thompson Ground (mentioned)
- Greendale Farm (mentioned)
- Pencaster (mentioned)
- Pencaster Lost Dogs' Home (mentioned)
- Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted, P.C. Selby and Mr. Pringle
- Melissa Sinden as Jess and Bonnie
- Janet James as Julian and Lucy
- Carole Boyd as Mrs. Goggins, Sarah and Charlie
- Kulvinder Ghir as Bill and Tom
- Archie Panjabi as Katy and Meera
- This episode introduces Bonnie to the series.
- This is the first time we see Ted's Mill.
- The blankets of snow are actually cotton wool.
- This is Owen Ballhatchet's first episode as the producer.
- BBC iPlayer labels this episode as "Postman Pat and the Big Red Balloon" even though the hot air balloon is actually red and yellow striped with a blue patch in one spot.
- In the classroom scene, the children say "Yes, Mr. Pringle." without moving their lips.
- When Pat tells Mrs. Goggins he has a surprise for her, a light suddenly disappears from the reflection on the Post Office window.
- The green screen effect can be seen reflecting off Pat and Mrs. Goggins whey they are flying up in the balloon.
- As the balloon starts to decend, some of the children have different voices.
- Bonnie surely should not have collar if she is a stray before Mrs. Goggins adopts her.