Radio: A Man & His Sin

French Canadians revised the evening routine: cows were milked early, supper served late. Quebec's most popular radio serial, Un Homme et Son Péché (A Man and His Sin), was back on the air.

To one-third of Quebec's 3½ million, missing the daily 7 p.m. episode of Un Homme would have been as unthinkable as substituting English for French. Listeners hissed Miser Seraphim Poudrier as he added to his $70,000 hoard and forgot to mention his avarice at confession. They sent gifts to his wife, Donalda, symbol of saintly suffering. These two main characters are so real that in Quebec "Seraphim" now...

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