Paddington celebrated in Royal Mail stamp issue

Some of the most popular shows from over 60 years of children’s television are celebrated with 12 much-loved characters featured on a new set of Special Stamps.

Characters in the issue are Paddington Bear, Andy Pandy, Ivor the Engine, Dougal - from The Magic Roundabout, Windy Miller - from Camberwick Green, Mr Benn, Great Uncle Bulgaria - from The Wombles, Bagpuss, Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep.

Each decade since the 1950s is represented in this stamp issue and they're available online, by phone on +44 (0)8457 641 641 and in 10,000 Post Offices throughout the UK.

Each decade since the 1950s is represented in this issue. Even the older programmes have been frequently repeated and new series created of them. Such is the popularity of these characters, that 2014 will see the films ‘Paddington’ and ‘Postman Pat: The Movie’ hit the big-screen at cinemas nationwide.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: “For over 60 years, Britain’s children’s TV characters have brought cheer to generations of viewers. More importantly it has presented us with a cast of characters that, like the memories of the programmes themselves, remain with us throughout our lives.

"It feels appropriate to celebrate all of these unforgettable characters on a set of very special stamps."

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