Joan Collins in Post Office ad
According to the paper, the ad campaign, which starts today, aims to reposition the Post Office as offering "more than just stamps".
In the ad sub-postmaster Ken, played by Early Doors actor John Henshaw, gives a rousing speech to his staff about how important the service is for local communities. Joan Collins plays a customer.
Replacing their long-running series of ads featuring a family of animated ants, the new campaign also comes amid negative publicity about government plans to close 2,500 branches by 2009.
Wildcat strikes by postal workers also continue to disrupt mail delivery across the country.
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