The People's Post: A Narrative History of the Post Office

The Post Code

Episode 14 The Post Code

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Summary

Dominic Sandbrook explores the introduction of the post code in the 1970s and the way it revolutionised the sorting and delivery of mail, despite initially being met with fierce opposition from workers and members of the public alike. The presenter learns how it also has become an indispensable tool for classifying households for the benefit of commerce, government services and political canvassing. From 2011.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Actor Morgan George
Actor John Sessions
Actor Simon Tcherniak
Actor Malcolm Tierney
Actor Jane Whittenshaw
Producer Joby Waldman
Writer Dominic Sandbrook
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