John Cunliffe

British writer

John Arthur Cunliffe (16 June 1933 – 20 September 2018) was an English children's book author and television presenter. He was born in in Colne, Lancashire. He was known for creating the characters of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim.[1][2][3]

Cunliffe died on 20 September 2018, aged 85.[4]


  1. "Postman Pat's creator looks back at its conception". BBC News. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. "Postman Pat's creator John Cunliffe has been at a school in Kendal". ITV. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. Davies, Nick. "The Selling of Postman Pat". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. "Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim author John Cunliffe dies". BBC. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

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