Night Watch

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Night Watch
Night Watch cover
2012 paperback cover; art by Paul Kidby
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (abridged);
Stephen Briggs (unabridged)
Unconfirmed (new)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
Release number
Sub-seriesThe Watch
Publication date
Preceded byThe Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents 
Followed byThe Wee Free Men 


For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of bloody revolution. For Commander Sam Vimes, it all feels horribly familiar. He s back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. But he must survive, because he has a job to do. He must track down the murderer and change the outcome of the rebellion. The problem is - if he wins, he's got no wife, no child, no future...

A Discworld Tale of One City, with a full chorus of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, secret policemen and other children of the revolution.

Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2008?[1] The Turtle Moves Unknown (episode 2) N/A
2019-10-15 Radio Morpork “Mid Life Time Crisis”
2020-04-19 Desert Island Discworld “Alex Hern and Night Watch”
2021-01-15 The Death of Podcasts “Night Watch”
2021-07-28 Wyrd Sisters “Night Watch”
2022-04-08 Pratchat “The Land Before Vimes”
2022-05-25 The Compleat Discography “Night Watch”
2022-05-25 Fiction Fans “Night Watch by Terry Pratchett”
2023-01-09 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Foreshadow and Backshadow” (1/4)
2023-01-16 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Notably Damper” (2/4)
2023-01-23 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “The Frilly Shirt of the Revolutionary” (3/4)
2023-01-30 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Rhapsody on Barricades” (4/4)

Other appearances

To be added.

External links


  1. Guess based on Tweets and dates for preceding and later episodes. This is episode two of the podcast, which seems to have been reposted on 12 November 2011, judging from link shared here: