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The Missing Postman (1997)

TV Movie  |  29 March 1997 (UK)
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Clive Peacock is 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 ... See full summary »

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Clive Peacock
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Christine Peacock
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DS Lawrence Pitman
Gwyneth Strong ...
WPC Rachel McMahon
Stephen Moore ...
Ralph
Barbara Dickson ...
Linda Taylor
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Trevor Ramsay
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Roger Gourock
Martin Ball ...
Simon Maughan
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Derek
Martine Brown ...
Harriet's Mum
Tessa Burbridge ...
Stripper
Gareth Corke ...
Mr Brewster
Mark Cox ...
Scottish Policeman
Nicky Croydon ...
Jeanie
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Clive Peacock is 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. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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A Lovely British Production
3 April 2004 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie divided into a mini-series a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved it.

The movie's about Clive, who has worked as a postman forever. When he is to be replaced by new technology, he suffers a bit of a black-out. Clive takes his post-bag containing letters for people living all over Britain and gets on his bike to personally deliver them. On his journey he meets people who in different ways affect his life...

What I liked about this movie was that it was such a nice little story about one man's life. It wasn't any sort of hero-movie; like "will Clive be able to change the whole system and get rid of the machines", it was simply a portrait of one man and his life.


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