Il Postino

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LB19970624

David Rintoul reads the bittersweet novel by Antonio Skarmeta which inspired the Oscar-nominated film. When young Mario Jimenez gets a job as postman in his sleepy Chilean fishing village, he finds that his only client is the great poet Pablo Neruda. A friendship grows between them which changes both men's lives. Adapted in five parts by Julie Morrice.

LB19970625

By Antonio Skarmeta, read by David Rintoul. Mario seeks Neruda's help in wooing the glamorous Beatriz. Adapted in five parts by Julie Morrice. (2/5).

LB19970626

By Antonio Skarmeta, read by David Rintoul. Allende is elected president, and Mario and Beatriz finally succumb to their mutual passion. Adapted in five parts by Julie Morrice. (3/5).

LB19970627

By Antonio Skarmeta, read by David Rintoul. As Mario and friends celebrate Neruda's Nobel Prize, political turmoil breaks out across the country. Adapted in five parts by Julie Morrice. (4/5).

LB19970628

By Antonio Skarmeta, read by David Rintoul. Mario pays a final visit to the poet's house, now barricaded by the military. The last of five parts, adapted by Julie Morrice.