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Missing Postman, The (BBC-1 1997, James Bolam, Alison Steadman)

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The Missing Postman was a nicely played two part comedy drama. When he is forced into taking early retirement, Clive Peacock decides to deliver his last collection by hand, cycling the length of Britain to deliver his letters.

He becomes a folk hero when the press get hold of the story and chase him around the country, closely followed by the police (the post office having accused him of pinching their mail).

cast
James Bolam as Clive Peacock
Alison Steadman as Christine Peacock
Jim Carter as DS Lawrence Pitman
Gwyneth Strong as WPC Rachel McMahon
Stephen Moore as Ralph
Barbara Dickson as Linda Taylor
Larry Lamb as Trevor Ramsay
Dave Anderson as Roger Gourock
Martin Ball as Simon Maughan
Dominic Borrelli as Derek
Martine Brown as Harriet’s Mum
Tessa Burbridge as Stripper
Gareth Corke as Mr Brewster
Mark Cox as Scottish Policeman
Nicky Croydon as Jeanie

crew details
Director: Alan Dossor
Writer: Mark Wallington
Producer: Gareth Neame

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production details
Country: UK
Studio: BBC One
Duration: 1×80 minute episode and 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 29 March 1997


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