List of recurring characters in Postman Pat
Ajay Bains — train driver. He is in charge of the Pencaster Flyer as well as his beloved Greendale Rocket steam train. He and his family have moved to Pencaster from India.
Nikhil Bains — Ten-month-old baby boy of Ajay and Nisha.
Nisha Bains — Ajay’s wife, who combines running the Station Café with looking after her two children, Meera (8) and Nikhil (ten months).
Meera Bains — Eight-year-old daughter of Ajay and Nisha and also Julian Clifton's pen pal .
Shabnam Bains — Unseen, but Ajays' first child, who lives in India with her grandmother.
Mrs. Bains — Unseen, but the mother of Ajay, who lives with her granddaughter Shabnam in India.
Jess the Cat — Postman Pat's black-and-white cat. He is very clever and always seems to be able to help people when they are in need. Julian Clifton — Seven-year-old schoolchild and the only child of Postman Pat and Sara.
Pat Clifton — Postman, main character and primary protagonist; husband of Sara and father of Julian. He always manages to land himself in difficult and/or amusing situations, and is friends with almost everyone in Greendale and the surrounding countryside of whom he meets on his rounds.
Sara Clifton — Pat's wife and Julian's mother. In the early episodes, Sara is a stay-at-home mother, but from Series 3 onwards, she has a part-time job in the station cafe with her new friend Nisha. She has a fairly insignificant role in the show but remains structurally integral to the character cast. "Postman Pat and the Big Surprise" mentioned that Sara once worked in a Post Office.
Mat Clifton — Pat's American cousin and Julian's uncle and appeared in "Postman Pat's Pirate Treasure" since he hid the Greendale cup years ago when he was young. He came to Greendale to find it with the help from Pat, Meera and Julian in time for the Flower Show.
Granny Dryden — Granny Dryden is a friendly old lady who lives in a cottage in the Greendale countryside with Miss Hubbard (the character has not been shown or seen on the show since 2005). She is mildly infirm, hence her asking Pat to help her with assorted household jobs. She is also very hard of hearing, begetting the need for Pat to talk loudly to her. She has lots of old belongings, many of which she has given to Pat and others, for example a tuba in "Postman Pat and the Tuba" and an old diary to Miss Hubbard in "Postman Pat and the Suit of Armour".
Peter Fogg — Peter is another farmer who works at Greendale Farm with the Pottages and lives with his wife Jenny (who has never been shown on the TV version of the show), Despite leaving the show in 1996; he reappeared as a cameo in an episode from 2004, he then had a proper appearance in a special from 2005.
Major Forbes — Major Forbes is an old, deerstalker-wearing army major, and says things such as "Eh, what", "Old chap" and "Good man". He only appeared in 11 episodes. He was first mentioned in the 1981 episode 'The Sheep In The Clover Field' which features his prize-winning bull. (Major Forbes has not been seen on the show since 2005, but appears in the 2014 movie).
Ted Glen/Ted Glenn — Ted is the local handyman and can fix anything. Ted is something of an inventor and enjoys inventing strange contraptions; he mostly occupies himself with general pottering about in his workshop or fixing his ageing Land-Rover lorry/full-sized pick-up truck.
Sarah Gilbertson — Brunette wide haired schoolchild, daughter of Dr. Sylvia Gilbertson. She can be very bossy and full of herself, sometimes with explosive results, but is good friends with all the local children.
Dr. Sylvia Gilbertson — Greendale's blonde Welsh doctor and mother of Sarah Gilbertson.
Bonnie Goggins — Mrs Goggins' white West Highland Terrier.
Mrs Goggins — The village postmistress in Greendale, Mrs Goggins came to Greendale from Scotland and has a small West Highland Terrier, Bonnie. Her full name is Euphegenia Gertrude Goggins.
Rebecca Hubbard — Miss Hubbard is a friend of Pat who also lives in a cottage in the countryside like Granny Dryden. She has her own bike and always likes to go to choir practice. She was seen in series 1 and 2 in the 80s and 90s. Despite leaving the show in 1996; she reappeared as a cameo in an episode from 2004, she then had a proper appearance in a special from 2005 and then returned for the 2014 movie.
Michael Lam — He runs the mobile shop and library.
George Lancaster — A farmer at Intake Farm. (He appeared in the 80s and 90s series, returned for a special in 2005 and appeared in the 2014 movie). George is often seen with a woolly hat loosely placed on his head. Despite leaving the show in 1996; he reappeared as a cameo in an episode from 2004, he then had a proper appearance in a special from 2005 and then returned for the 2014 movie.
Julia Pottage — Black-haired orchard farmer, mother of Katy and Tom. She along with Katy and Tom left the show at the end of season 8 in 2006, but Julia was mentioned briefly in the 2014 movie, when Mrs. Goggins mentions that she has a terrible cold. Her husband is unseen.
Katy Pottage — Blonde girl with twin brother Tom.
Tom Pottage — Timid blond boy with twin sister Katy.
Charlie Pringle — Seven years old and very clever; loves science. In some ways he looks similar to Pat, because he has a long nose and glasses.
Jeff Pringle — School teacher and father of Charlie. He hasn't been seen on the show since 2006.
Arthur Selby — The black-haired policeman with a moustache, he patrols in Greendale and Pencaster. The father of Lucy Selby, usually referred to as just PC Selby, or Arthur in the case of the adults of Greendale. He is highly incompetent and also takes his business very seriously.
Lucy Selby — Brunette schoolchild and the seven-year-old daughter of PC Selby.
Ben Taylor — General Manager of the Pencaster Sorting Office who works with Pat for the Special Delivery Service.
Lauren Taylor — Wife of Ben and the new schoolteacher in Greendale.
Lizzy Taylor — Nine-year-old schoolchild and daughter of Ben and Lauren. Lizzy is a wheelchair user and has been since birth.
Alf Thompson — Alf is a black-haired farmer with a moustache who runs Thompson Ground with his wife Dorothy.
Bill Thompson — Black-haired ten-year-old schoolchild and the son of Alf and Dorothy.
Dorothy Thompson — A blonde farmer's wife, Dorothy runs Thompson Ground with Alf Thompson.
Reverend Timms — The white-haired local Vicar in Greendale.
Sam Waldron — Sam Waldron is the owner of a mobile shop. He is a good old friend of Pat; they once assisted each other by delivering together. Pat often picks up the odd pack of biscuits or cough medicine from the shop. Despite leaving the show in 1996; he reappeared as a cameo in an episode from 2004, he then had a proper appearance in a special from 2005.
Amy Wrigglesworth — Amy is a vet who has come to work from Skegness.
Pumpkin Wrigglesworth — Pumpkin is Amy's Welsh mountain pony and can be very stubborn and grumpy.