The Young Postmen

The Young Postmen

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy


A surreal comedy about the escapades of a trio of Post Office workers

In Swansden, it seems like the men and women of the Post Office must make their own fun. From following mystic runes on a fantasy journey and competing in a little light professional competitive cycling, to fighting the Tuareg in a fort in Africa after joining the French Foreign Legion and engaging the Jupiter aliens in an amateur musical, via climbing Mount Everest and attempting to record a Christmas Number One - Brian, Derek and Sue will just have to make sure all the boring stuff like sorting and handing out the post is actually done at some point...

A delightful bite of comedy with a star-studded comic cast in their early days, including Ben Miller (Armstrong & Miller, Death in Paradise), John Thomson (Cold Feet, The Fast Show), Felicity Montagu (I'm Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones's Diary), Alistair McGowan (The Big Impression, ElvenQuest), Jim Barclay (The Young Ones, Jossy's Giants) and even Vinnie Jones (The Musketeers, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), this hilarious series is ideal for fans of Space Hacks, Harry Enfield and Chums, and The Penny Dreadfuls.

Cast and credits

Brian - Ben Miller
Derek - John Thomson
Sue / Madonna - Felicity Montagu
Mr Tippett / Captain / Simon Bates / Gary Lineker / DJ - Alistair McGowan
Mr Tilbury / George Michael / Burton - Jim Barclay
Melinda - Joanna Brooks
Jack Finlay - David Mellor
Tony Hadley - Vinnie Jones

Written by Ben Miller
Produced by Gareth Edwards
Music by Murray Gold

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4:
19 November - 24 December 1992

©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

About the author

Ben Miller

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