First broadcast on Book of the Week Monday 14th December 2009. A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.
Why postmen used to have the best job in the world, and why it’s heading towards becoming the worst.
The special relationship between the postman and his clients, and what it’s like to be up at the crack of dawn.
Delivering letters is just the tip of the iceberg – how does the right letter end up in the right letterbox?
The end of the team talk and the beginning of new-fangled machinery.
The tale of Tom and Jerry and the big grey boxes.
My thanks to Clive Brill of Pacificus Productions for permission to use this material.