Postman Pat and the Big Surprise
Air Date 29th May 1997 (UK)
3rd September 1997 (Australia)
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Postman Pat and the Big Surprise is the ninth episode of the second series which was broadcast on the 29th May 1997. It was written by John Cunliffe.


Pat does some gardening before work. When he tries to remove a weed, he sprains his back and Sara calls Dr. Gilbertson in. Pat needs a day in bed so Sara offers to take the post instead. Everyone is surprised to see Sara delivering the post instead of Pat. Sara has also forgotten something.





  • Ken Barrie as Pat, Ted, the Reverend Timms, P.C. Selby, Granny Dryden, Major Forbes, George Lancaster and the Main Narrator
  • Carole Boyd as Sara, Mrs. Goggins, Dorothy, Doctor Gilbertson and Miss Hubbard


  • This episode marks the last apperance of George Lancaster until Postman Pat the Movie.
  • This is the only episode in which Pat doesn't wear his hat.


  • Why could Mrs. Goggins not ask for Dorothy Thompson's carrot cake recipe through Pat?
  • Sara says that folks are acting a bit peculiar, but so far the only one who is doing so is Dorothy Thompson.
  • Major Forbes cannot be seen at the party even tough his voice can been heard somewhere in the lounge.