- Comedy Drama
- BBC One
- James Bolam and Alison Steadman
- Mark Wallington
Forced to take early retirement, postman Clive Peacock takes a spur of the moment decision to deliver his last mail collection by hand. It is the unlikely start to a summertime bicycle jaunt around Britain and a two-part drama full of comic moments but tinged with poignancy.
Inspired by daydreams of the Pony Express and the characters he meets along the way, one delivery leads to another for Clive. When the press hear of his unauthorised postal round, he becomes a folk hero and everyone dreams of receiving a letter from the man who wouldn't give up his job. However, Detective Sergeant Pitman is not amused, and the chase is on.
- First broadcast
- Saturday 29th March 1997 on BBC One at 9pm
- Last new broadcast
- Sunday 30th March 1997 on BBC One at 9:20pm