The BBC has ordered a further 26 x 15-minute episodes of Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (SDS) from London-based Classic Media to air in 2013. This new commitment secures Postman Pat‘s presence on the BBC through to 2018.
The deal kicks off the 30th anniversary celebrations for the TV series, which was first introduced on BBC1 in 1981 and is the longest running animated series on the BBC. The new series features Pat and his trusty side-kick Jess the cat as they take on some of the most difficult deliveries yet.
The series airs on CBeebies in the UK and on other networks in more than 80 territories worldwide.