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Children’s TV favourites to appear on stamps

Published on: 6th January 2014

Bagpuss, Postman Pat and Paddington Bear are among the TV favourites set to appear on a new set of stamps from the 7th January.bbcchildrensstamps300

Characters from 12 shows will appear, stretching from 1950s Andy Pandy to the more recent Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep. Mr Benn, Bob the Builder and Dougal from The Magic Roundabout will also feature in the Royal Mail’s celebration of 60 years of children’s television.

The Classic Children’s TV stamps will be released on 7th January. Ivor the Engine, Great Uncle Bulgaria from The Wombles, and Windy Miller from Camberwick Green complete the new issue. Postman Pat will feature with Jess, while Andy Pandy is joined in his picnic basket by Teddy. Welsh locomotive Ivor is shown being driven by Edwin Jones.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: “For over 60 years, Britain’s children’s TV characters have brought cheer to generations of viewers. It feels appropriate to celebrate all of these unforgettable characters on a set of very special stamps.”

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Bagpuss and the 50th anniversary of The Magic Roundabout. Big-screen versions of Postman Pat and Paddington are scheduled to be released in UK cinemas later this year.

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