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Assistant postmaster Martin conceals a secret all-consuming passion for the words of Papa. Written and read by Michael Palin.

Assistant postmaster Martin Sproale is pinning his hopes on a promotion in the quiet coastal town of Theston.

But the area manager has his own plan to push the old-fashioned post office into the hi-tech 21st century...

Michael Palin begins a ten-part reading of his first novel.

Producer: Rosemary Watts

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1995.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 30 Apr 2019 02:00

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