It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Teatime
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Susan / Death of Rats (as Michelle Dockery) (as Dorckey Hellmice)
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Lord Downey
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Vernon Crumley
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Mr. Sideney
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Medium Dave
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Banjo
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Chickenwire
Rhodri Meilir ...
Bilious
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Violet
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Death / Narrator (voice)
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Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant ...
Corporal Nobbs (as Nicolas Tennant)
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Constable Visit
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It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

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25 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Death, voiced by Ian Richardson, utters the line "You might very well think that I'd already thought of that, but I couldn't possibly comment" - a reference to Richardson's catchphrase as Francis Urquhart in the political thriller House of Cards (1990) and its sequels To Play the King (1993) and The Final Cut (1995). See more »

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Each time Violet gets a close up, you can see that her ribbon isn't in the same place. See more »

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Narrator: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A'Tuin. It was some time after its creation when most people forgot that the very oldest stories of the beginning are, sooner or later, about blood. At least, that's one theory. The ...
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Crazy Credits

The Death of Rats is credited to Dorckey Hellmice. This is an anagram of Michelle Dockery, who actually voiced the Death of Rats. See more »

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Referenced in The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett's 'Hogfather' (2006) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
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By Pat Ballard
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Perfect to the very last detail!
19 December 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I've grown up on Discworld. Where do I start with this absolutely perfect adaptation? The spot-on casting - Susan, Death, Albert, Nobby Nobbs, Ponder Stibbons, all brought to life wonderfully. The faithfulness to the story - keeping it at nearly 4 hours to ensure the minimum amount of cutting. The perfect locations - Death's Domain, Unseen University, the Tooth Fairy's castle, all brilliant! I'm so glad Pratchett let them do this, and I can only hope and pray that they continue - let's see The Last Continent, Jingo, Maskerade, Reaper Man, Small Gods!

If I have one tiny, insignificant complaint, it's that we didn't see Ankh-Morpork in all its bustling, grimy glory - no shots of the River Ankh, marketplaces awash with grubby punters and, of course, Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler! But I will say this - Sky One, Vladim Jean and the rest involved did a wonderful job on such a small budget, and gave us a far better and more faithful adaptation than Hollywood could ever have mustered.

Full marks, it really gave me a buzz in the Christmas season. 10/10 for making a Pterry geek very happy indeed! :-)


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