Relax during these social distancing times with our top picks of TV series with postal scenes.

1. The Crown S3 E1

This Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. In the opening scene of series 3, episode 1, the Queen is being presented with her new stamp portrait. Read more about the photographer who produced the first image of Queen Elizabeth II for stamps.

2. Fargo S3

Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers. Its season 3 is all centred around a mystery stamp so perfect for all philatelist fans out there.

3. Going Postal

This two-part TV mini-series is the third adaptation of a fantasy novel of the same name by British writer Terry Pratchett. The main character is Moist von Lipwig, a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put the ailing postal service of Ankh-Morpork – the Discworld’s city-state – back on its feet.

4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Aired in 2014, this American-Canadian drama TV series follows a group of postal detectives who work to solve the mysteries behind undeliverable letters and packages from the past, delivering them when they are needed most. Learn more about the work of real Post Office Investigators on our blog.

5. Postman Pat

Last but not least, Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children’s television series. Perfect entertainment for your preschool-age children, it follows the adventures of Pat Clifton, a postman in the fictional village of Greendale, inspired by the real valley of Longsleddale near Kendal.

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– The Postal Museum Team