Postman Pat Follows a Trail
Air Date 1st May 1997 (UK)
28th August 1997 (Australia)
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Postman Pat Follows a Trail is the fifth episode of the second series which was broadcast on the 1st May 1997. This episode was written by John Cunliffe.


Pat finds a long string across the road and follows it to see where it leads. It leads to a tree where Katy and Tom's kite is stuck. Pat needs to find someone with a ladder, so he can rescue the kite.




  • Post Office
  • Granny Dryden's Cottage (book verison only)


  • Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted Glen, Mr. Pringle, Peter Fogg and the Main Narrator
  • Carole Boyd as Mrs. Goggins, Katy and Tom Pottage and Doctor Gilbertson


  • In the book version, Pat follows the string through Granny Dryden's garden.

Goofs Edit

  • In the book version, Granny Dryden should have been able to stop the string from going all over her garden.
  • As Peter Fogg ploughs the field, the tractor's headlights are on, even though it is not even dark.
  • In real life, it would be impossible for a kite's string to unravel for miles through such a lot of obstacles.