The City Watch’s cranky Captain Sam Vimes faces Death when a former friend reappears after 20 years, unchanged and vengeful.
Add an over-eager new recruit, a disruptive aristocrat and a stolen library book to the mix, and matters get complicated. An askew view of the people policing a city’s mean but magic-strewn streets, inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
Control of a destructive dragon is key to Carcer Dun’s plan, but learning how lies within the Unseen University, where our surviving heroes happen to be meeting with the shifty Archchancellor.
The Watch begins Thursday 12th August on BBC Two and is available now on iPlayer.