Postman Pat and the Rocket Rescue
Air Date 13th October 2004
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Postman Pat and the Rocket Rescue is the twenty-fifth episode of Postman Pat Season 3. It was written by George Tarry.


The children's giant snowball for their snowman rolls onto the railway line and blocks the Greendale Rocket's way.




  • Greendale
  • Post Office
  • Ted's Workshop
  • Greendale Station
  • Thompson Ground
  • Pencaster (mentioned)


  • Ken Barrie as Pat and Ted
  • Melissa Sinden as Jess
  • Janet James as Julian and Lucy
  • Carole Boyd as Mrs. Goggins, Sarah and Charlie
  • Kulvinder Ghir as Bill, Tom and Ajay
  • Archie Panjabi as Katy, Nisha and Meera


  • The blankets of snow are really cotton wool.


  • It should have been obvious for Pat to realise that Ted's parcel was a shovel.
  • The train comes round the bend four times and the snowball is not there during the first three.
  • There are a few times when the Rocket's driving wheels stop turning whilst the train is moving.
  • The mail truck of the train keeps turning the other way throughout the episode.
  • When the train screeches to a stop, the engine's driving wheels are not in line with eachother.
  • When the train comes round the bend towards the snowball, a blue blur fills the screen in the last frame of the shot.
  • In a few close-ups of Ajay pulling the levers on the Rocket, he is not wearing his green jumper.
  • When the snowball becomes a snow drift, it is not big enough to stop the train from getting through.
  • Ajay wonders how he is going to get his passengers to Pencaster, but the Reverend is the only one on board.
  • Ted's signature does not look like his name.
  • Pat warns the children to stay away from the railway line, but that was what they were doing until the snowball broke the fence.