- First broadcast 20051222 (Radio 4)
|By Caroline and David Stafford.|
A travelling show performs a knock-about version of the story of Santa Claus, in front of a street audience.
St Nicholas the Wonderworker - the original Santa Claus - was a 4th Century Superman who deployed his muscular miracles in the cause of Truth, Justice and the Early Christian Way.
After his death Nicholas joins the communion of saints where he's offered various jobs: from patron saint of pawnbrokers, through patron saint of thieves, to the top job of being patron saint of children.
He tries to refuse this last offer.
He's not worthy.
He's got something big on his conscience.
Eventually we discover what plagues him.