Postman Pat (and his black and white Cat) have been updated. He no longer drives his van, he has to have a fruit smoothie before he starts his work, he has to deliver wind turbines (very "Right On"), he has a Blackberry, he flies a helicopter (like all postmen do) and as usual with so many new series or updated versions of old shows, the opening music seems to go on for 2 minutes in order to make the actual show that much shorter cheaper to produce (just watch Thomas the tank engine as an example of this).
The episode I watched today with my son (he is only one) was actually rather patronising in its tone and nothing like the original. It lectured about wind power, wasting electricity, litter and probably a good number of other things that passed me by.
What was wrong with him driving his van around remote countryside helping people with real life everyday problems ?