James Bolam stars in this made-for-TV drama based on the book by Mark Wallington. Postman Clive Peacock (Bolam) decides to rebel when his employers force him to take early retirement. Setting off on his bike, he determines to deliver his last batch of post by hand all over the country. The police are soon on his trail, while the media acclaim him as a hero. For Clive it is a journey of discovery, but he is unaware that back at home his wife (Alison Steadman) is undergoing her own transformation.