‘Postman Pat: The Movie’ recently had its Kendal premiere at the Brewery Cinema for an early showing before it opens nationwide in the presence of his creator John Cunliffe and the actor Stephen Mangan.
Recorded in Soho, animated in Jordan and directed by an American, it features Ronan Keating as Pat's singing voice and Stephen Mangan as his normal voice.
The idea was first devised over 30 years ago in a tiny terraced cottage on Kendal's Greenside by a rookie teacher and is based on the local area and in particular the valley of Longsleddle, which runs to the north of Kendal. There are still many people living in the valley who claim be the models for the various characters
A record-breaking powerboat pilot has survived crashing at 130 mph on Coniston Water.
Keith Whittle, 57, from Hayling Island in Hampshire, was taking part in the Power Boat Records Week when his boat flipped. The annual event has been running in the Lake District for over 40 years.
Mr Whittle escaped with minor injuries but his accident was reminiscent of Donald Campbell’s fatal crash in January 1967.
The accident was caught on film by a spectator and Keith reflected on the incident in an interview with the BBC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJlt-WjeAIE