The missing postman.Publisher number: R-B02681-9 | Roadshow EntertainmentPublication details: Australia : BBC Worldwide Limited, 2013.Description: 1 DVD-video (2 hrs 34 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cmUniform titles:
- The missing postman (TV mini-series : 1997)
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- Written by Mark Wallington, produced by Gareth Neame, directed by Alan Dossor.
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Originally broadcast on BBC1 on the consecutive evenings of 29 and 30 March 1997.
Catalogued from container.
Roadshow : R-B02681-9.
Based on the book by Mark Wallington.
Written by Mark Wallington, produced by Gareth Neame, directed by Alan Dossor.
James Bolam, Alison Steadman, Jim Carter, Gwyneth Strong, Stephen Moore, Barbara Dickson, Larry Lamb, Sam Loggin, Colin McCredie.
The Missing Postman is a two-part comedy drama starring James Bolam as Clive Peacock, a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. He's happy in his job and doesn't want it to change. But new technology is being introduced in his sorting office. Since he can't drive, and since deliveries by bicycle are deemed to be "old fashioned", he is offered early retirement. But he doesn't want to retire. On his last day, he collects the post from the pillar box... and decides to deliver it by hand himself as a protest. And so he starts out on a long journey by bike all around Britain, delivering each letter personally. He is hotly pursued by the police (who want to arrest him for "stealing Her Majesty's mail") and by the media (who see a great human interest story and turn him into a celebrity). But he manages to stay one step ahead of them, making many friends along the way.
Classification : PG.
DVD video, Dolby digital stereo, PAL, Region 4, aspect 16:9.
English SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired).