WHO’S IN IT?

Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Jim Broadbent (Hot Fuzz), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Ronan Keating (Goddess), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Greg Ellis (Pirates of the Caribbean), Robin Atkin Downes (Prometheus), Susan Duerden (Flushed Away), Peter Woodward (The Patriot), Dan Hildebrand (Sons of Anarchy), Enn Reitel (Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil), director; Annika Bluhm (film debut), Nicole Dubuc (film debut) and Kim Fuller (From Justin To Kelly), writers; Robert Anich (film debut), producer; Rupert Gregson-Williams (Bee Movie), composer; Robert David Sanders (The Blackout), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The hapless Postman Pat (Mangan) is quite content with delivering mail to the citizens of Greendale. However, when a TV talent show arrives to conduct auditions, Pat surprises everyone and goes through to the next round, meaning he’ll have to temporarily leave the town. In his stead, an army of Patbot 3000 robots are deployed to carry out his duties, but the true motives may be more diabolical than previously thought…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Though admittedly the insertion of a TV talent show plot device is rather worrying, fans of Postman Pat both new and old may find it rewarding to see one of their childhood classics on the big screen at last.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 23RD MAY 2014