The programme features two ragdolls, Rosie and Jim, in a narrowboat called the Ragdoll. In this boat they would travel along the waterways of Central England with their friend Duck and the Ragdoll's owner. The owner is convinced that Rosie and Jim are just ordinary ragdolls; however, each time the boat is docked and the owner visits the town or village, Duck gives the signal by quacking and Rosie and Jim magically come to life and secretly follow the owner, often causing mishaps and hijinks that leave the boat owner and the person or people he/she visits quite bemused.
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Rosie and Jim - John Cunliffe (author) - Netflix
John Arthur Cunliffe (born 16 June 1933 in Colne, Lancashire) is an English children's book author and presenter who created the characters of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim.
Rosie and Jim - Life and career - Netflix
John Arthur Cunliffe lived in Kendal, Westmorland for six years, and it was the small towns and villages of that area which would provide the inspiration for his most famous character, Postman Pat. Greendale, where Postman Pat is set, is based on the valley of Longsleddale, near Kendal. After the success of the TV series, which he wrote as the result of a commission from the BBC, (produced by Ivor Wood) which debuted in 1981, Cunliffe became something of a local celebrity, even having a room dedicated to him at Kendal's Museum of Lakeland Life. Cunliffe has always had an interest in reading, stating that when he was a child he enjoyed the novels of writers such as H. Rider Haggard, Sax Rohmer, Norman Hunter's Professor Branestawm stories and W. E. Johns's Biggles books. Indeed, Cunliffe worked for many years as a librarian, and also as a teacher. Cunliffe's other well-known creation, Rosie and Jim, was also written for television in the 1990s. He scripted and presented the first 50 episodes, then turned some of them into books. Cunliffe intended to create a series more under his control, after being disappointed by some of the merchandising and tie-in books for Postman Pat, over which he did not have control. In 2010 he released “Ghosts”, a children's story for the iPad, through the Ashley Bolser Agency in Leeds. He has written many other books for children.
Rosie and Jim - References - Netflix