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Episode 2

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The correspondence between Sandy, a camel carrying a king, and Martha, a donkey carrying Mary. There is no room in Bethlehem, although luckily there is a bit of stable space.

Sandy is an enthusiastic if slightly dim camel carrying a king and a box of myrrh through the desert. Martha is an intelligent but rather down-beat donkey carrying a heavily pregnant lady to Bethlehem. The two strike up an unusual correspondence that give a comical take on the Christmas Story told through a series of letters...

In the second and final episode, there is no room at any of the inns in Bethlehem, although luckily there is a bit of stable space. Or there would be if it weren't for all the sheep who seem to have got completely the wrong idea about what species the lamb of God is likely to be. A lactose-intolerant elephant, a frog and a surprisingly ingenious plan bring Sandy and Martha together to witness something miraculous. But is that going to be the end of their friendship?

By Robert Hudson and Marie Phillips, authors of Radio 4's previous epistolary beast-based comedy Warhorses of Letters.

Starring Tamsin Greig as Martha
Joel Fry as Sandy
Introduced by Stephen Fry

Produced by Gareth Edwards

A BBC Studios Production.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Dec 2016 18:15

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