Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »
Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ... See full summary »
Death loses his job, and there is no one on the Discworld to collect the dead. "How life and death depend on each other absolutely." This is a short (7:32 minutes) introduction to the pilot... See full summary »
Ermintrude, or as she prefers to be known, Daphne has been shipwrecked and when she comes across the 'native' whose family have been killed by a freak tsunami she invites him to dinner - despite the face they cant understand each other.
A look at the modern phenomenon of school and work shootings. It looks at the cases of Michael Carneal (1997), Joseph Wesbecker (1989), Charles Andrew Williams (2001, Neal Higdon (2008, and... See full summary »
Most of the teeth in the Tooth Fairy's castle are molars with intact roots. But most of the teeth children lose are incisors and canines and the few molars they lose don't have roots attached. See more »
You were the kind of kid who couldn't see the difference between throwing rocks at a cat and setting it on fire.
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Death of Rats: Dorckey Hellmice (an anagram of "Michelle Dockery") See more »
A very silly festive fairytale for children of all ages, with a no-nonsense (in the primmest, properest sense of the word), kick-ass heroine, set in a world that looks remarkably like ours, in a thaumaturgical, Victorian Gothic kind of way, considering it's actually a disc balanced on some elephants, which are balanced on a turtle.
'Tis the night before Hogswatch - a solar festival not dissimilar from our Christmas. But where is the Hogfather to deliver the presents? What on earth is Death doing? Just how DO you subdue the monsters in the basement with a poker? Not to mention those in the Tooth Fairy's castle. Who has been naughty and who has been nice? And can Susan save the Hogfather before it's too late? Like all the best 'children's' stories, there are a slew of adult jokes - from Ian Richardson's asides about House of Cards, to the 'Ant hill Inside' ('Intel Inside') visual jokes on the, er, 'computer' - modernity is folded subtly into this wonderfully alternate world of yore.
Good performances from the famous faces, but it is Michelle Dockery as Susan who is the highly pragmatic, utterly bewitching star of the show.
There are some nice unpatronising ruminations on the nature of belief, myth, right and wrong for those who like a moral but not entirely Christian worldview.
So - who's up for a bit of magic and believing?
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