|Postman Pat and the Lucky Escape|
|Air Date||28th March 2005|
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Postman Pat and the Lucky Escape is the twenty-second episode of Season 4. It was written by Polly Churchill.
Pat and the Reverend are accidentally locked in the vestry. While PC Selby and the others chase after Dr Gilbertson to retrieve the vestry key, Pat and Reverend Timms find a way to escape through an underground passage.
- Mrs. Goggins
- The Reverend Timms
- P.C. Selby
- Doctor Gilbertson
- Mr. Pringle (cameo)
- PAT 1
- PAT 2
- The Greendale Rocket
- SYLVIA 1
- Ted's Lorry
- The Red Tractor
- The Panda Car
- Ajay's Motor Bike
- SAM 1
- Post Office
- Pat's House
- The Church
- Greendale Station
- Thompson Ground
- Greendale School
- Garner Hall
- River Penn
- Pencaster (mentioned)
- Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted, Alf, the Reverend and P.C. Selby
- Melissa Sinden as Jess
- Carole Boyd as Sara, Mrs. Goggins and Doctor Gilbertson
- Kulvinder Ghir as Ajay
- Archie Panjabi as Nisha
- Going by production order, this is the twenty-third episode of the fourth series.
- Stock footage from Postman Pat and the Great Greendale Race, Postman Pat and the Jumble Sale and Postman Pat's Pigeon Post is used.
- The scene and the music in the underground passage is a reference to the "Indiana Jones" films; the shots where the drum is chasing Pat and the Reverend in particular is a reference to the first film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
- Pat, Ted, Alf, Ajay and Arthur should have taken their hats off when they went into the church.
- Pat sounds rather posh when he outlines the plan for Cedric to help rescue them.
- When Ted, Alf and Ajay agree on the plan to find Doctor Gilbertson, Ted's moustache and Ajay's mouth do not with the words they speak.
- At various points, P.C. Selby's moustache is more bushy then normal.
- When Alf, Ajay, Ted and Arthur burst into the vestry, Ajay moves his lips to say "They've gone!" long before we hear him say it off screen.
- During the final scene Nikhil is in his push-chair, but when Nisha says she heard purring in the cupboard, he is in his high chair.