7:30pm – Saturday, December 24 on ABC1
The second instalment of Terry Pratchett’s story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart (Claire Foy), adapted for television.
Reacher Gilt (David Suchet), owner of the Clack system, tries to burn the Post Office down, but new Postmaster Moist Von Lipwig refuses to be beaten, and promises that the post will go out as usual.
Enlisting a group of old postmen to help out, he appoints Mr Groat as his deputy and they get their men out on the streets. When the Clacks system breaks down they promise to deliver any message stuck in Clacks for free.
Even though the beautiful Adora blames Lipwig for her family’s predicament, they have to work together to find a way to eradicate Mr Gilt and his Clacks.
When Lipwig challenges Gilt to a contest to see who can get message 1,700 miles the fastest, Gilt is quick to agree knowing his system can’t be beaten. So what is Lipwig up to?