Writer John Cunliffe created Postman Pat which debuted on the BBC in 1981. Wrote and starred in children's TV show Rosie and Jim who lived on a canal boat. John Cunliffe passed away in his home town of Ikley, West Yorkshire, last Thursday and is survived by his only son. Mr Cunliffe lived in Kendal, the Lake District, for much of life, which served as inspiration for the villages Postman Pat (pictured with cat Jess) served.
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John Cunliffe (born in Colne, Lancashire, England, UK, June 16th, 1933) was the creator of Postman Pat. John Cunliffe wrote the original Postman Pat books and television series episodes. After the success of Postman Pat, John went on to co-write and present the first two seasons of "Rosie and Jim". Not long ago, he released one of his independent stories about Ghosts to IPad. He passed away on September 20th, 2018 in his home town of Ilkley
John Cunliffe, the creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, has died aged 85. The beloved children’s writer spent much of his life in Kendal, Westmoreland, whose dry stone wall lanes, rolling hills, winding brooks and quaint slate villages provided the inspiration for Greendale where Pat completed his rounds. Following a hiatus, Postman Pat was revived in 2003 before a film followed in 2014, with Stephen Mangan replacing Ken Barrie as the voice of Pat. Reflecting on Pat’s creation in 2011, Cunliffe remembered approaching the BBC with a collection of farmer characters. When these were rejected, he was forced to return to the drawing board. Who else lives in the countryside? he asked himself. Well, a postman travels around, he meets a lot of people, so it won’t be static, there’ll be all that movement and getting to know people and a friendly character.
Postman Pat and the Beast of Greendale by John Cunliffe Postman Pat and the Big Butterflies by Alison Ritchie. Postman Pat and the Great Dinosaur Hunt by Alison Ritchie. Postman Pat and the Great Greendale Race by Alison Ritchie.
Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children's television series first produced by Woodland Animations. It is aimed at preschool-age children, and concerns the adventures of Pat Clifton, a postman in the fictional village of Greendale (inspired by the real valley of Longsleddale near Kendal). Postman Pat's first 13-episode series was screened on BBC1 in 1981.
John Cunliffe died aged 85 and is remembered as the bearded boat driver - referred to as "Fizzgog" - who often joined Rosie and Jim on their barge. 5. Rosie and Jim and Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe has died aged 85. He also wrote children's favourite Postman Pat - which first aired in 1981 and is still shown today. But his obituary in the Ilkley Gazette read: "CUNLIFFE John Left his Ilkley home in a deluge of rain on Thursday, September 20, never to return
Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim creator John Cunliffe dies, aged 85. "The skies wept for John. BBC. John Cunliffe, the creator of both Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, has died at the age of 85. The passing of the beloved children's author was announced in the Ilkley Gazette this morning (September 27). The notice reads: "John Cunliffe left his Ilkley home in a deluge of rain on Thursday, September 20, never to return. Gifted creator John Cunliffe has died.
John Cunliffe – Creator of Postman Pat dies. John Cunliffe -Author and creator of Postman Pat. Sadly yesterday announced the death of writer and presenter John Cunliffe. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of much of the nation through his most famous and popular character Postman Pat. He died where he had created those endearing characters of Greendale, in Ilkley in Yorkshire
Image: Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe has died. Why you can trust Sky News. John Cunliffe, the creator of beloved children's characters Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, has died. The author's agency, David Higham Associates, confirmed the news following a death notice and fitting obituary in his local paper, the Ilkley Gazette. Left his Ilkley home in a deluge of rain on Thursday, September 20, never to return," the obituary reads.