Postman Pat and the Surprise Present
Air Date 28th February 2005
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Postman Pat and the Surprise Present is the second episode of Postman Pat Season 4. It was written by Diane Redmond.


Lots of big birthday surprises are being organised for Doctor Gilbertson.


  • Pat
  • Jess
  • Sara Clifton
  • Julian Clifton
  • Bonnie
  • Ted Glen
  • Alf Thompson
  • The Reverend Timms
  • Mrs. Pottage
  • Katy and Tom Pottage
  • Ajay Bains
  • Nisha Bains
  • P.C. Selby
  • Lucy Selby
  • Doctor Gilbertson
  • Sarah Gilbertson
  • Mr. Pringle
  • Charlie Pringle
  • Dorothy Thompson (cameo)
  • Meera Bains (cameo)
  • Nikhil Bains (cameo)
  • Doctor Gilbertson's Sister (mentioned)


  • PAT 1
  • SYLVIA 1
  • P.C. Selby's Bicycle
  • The Greendale Rocket (mentioned)


  • Greendale
  • Pat's House
  • Post Office
  • The Green
  • Greendale Primary School
  • Ted's Mill
  • Ted's Workshop
  • The Surgery
  • Thompson Ground
  • Greendale Station
  • Pencaster (mentioned)


  • Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted, Alf, the Reverend, P.C. Selby and Mr. Pringle
  • Melissa Sinden as Jess and Bonnie
  • Carole Boyd as Sarah Clifton, Mrs. Pottage, Doctor Gilbertson, Sarah Gilbertson and Charlie
  • Janet James as Julian and Lucy
  • Archie Panjabi as Katy and Nisha
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Tom and Ajay


  • This episode introduces SYLVIA 1 to the series.
  • Going by production order, this is the third episode of the fourth season.
  • A reference to Postman Pat and the Greendale Rocket is made.
  • The water that splashes over P.C. Selby is actually cling film.


  • Doctor Gilbertson was talking as if she had never had a car before, even though in The Sheep in the Clover Field, she admitted to having one which was being serviced.
  • When Ted shows Pat the car, he is suddenly wearing a scarf for some unknown reason.
  • Lucy, Julian and Sarah's lips do not move when they laugh at Sarah's first line in their song.
  • When Lucy says "It just needs something at the end to finish it off." you can see a sudden end in her wrist.
  • Despite his cold which Doctor Gilbertson mentioned earlier on in the episode, Alf is still able to help out with the tea party on the Green.
  • When Ajay and Ted arrive at the party with the car, Sara, Dorothy and Meera have dissappeared from the celebrations.