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Ken Barrie

Ken Barrie

Ken Barrie


Leslie Hulme (9 January 1933 – 29 July 2016), known professionally as Ken Barrie, was a British voice actor and singer best known for narrating, and singing the theme tune of, the BBC television programme Postman Pat. He was also responsible for providing the voices of Postman Pat, Ted Glen, Granny Dryden, Peter Fogg, Major Forbes, George Lancaster, Geoff Pringle, Alf Thompson, Reverend Timms, Arthur Selby, and Sam Waldron. He was born in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Read more on Last.fm
Leslie Hulme (9 January 1933 – 29 July 2016), known professionally as Ken Barrie, was a British voice actor and singer best known for narrating, and singing the theme tune of, the BBC television programme Postman Pat. He was also responsible for providing the voices of Postman Pat, Ted Glen, Granny Dryden, Peter Fogg, Major Forbes, George Lancaster, Geoff Pringle, Alf Thompson, Reverend Timms, Arthur Selby, and Sam Waldron. He was born in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. He recorded for Embassy Records in the 1960s under the stage name Les Carle. He became the voice of Postman Pat in 1981, narrating the first series and also providing the voices of the characters.

A single of the theme song, credited to Barrie, reached number 44 on the UK singles chart in 1982, and re-entered the chart the following year. Barrie provided singing voices in various movies for many actors including Larry Hagman, George C. Scott, Horst Buchholz. His own singing and narrating voice and whistling has been heard in many movies and television commercials, and included providing the voices of the Smash Martians. He also sang the soundtrack for Charlie Chalk and recorded the soundtracks for Sharks' Treasure and Emily. He died at home in Uxbridge, London, after a short battle with cancer on 29 July 2016. Read more on Last.fm.

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