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The Color of Magic 

The Colour of Magic (original title)
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Wizard and magic in a world similar yet very different.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Rincewind (2 episodes)
 Twoflower (2 episodes)
 Trymon (2 episodes)
 Patrician (2 episodes)
 Narrator (2 episodes)
 Death (2 episodes)
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
 Picture Imp (2 episodes)
 Death (2 episodes)
Michael Mears ...
 Jiglad Wert (2 episodes)
 Lumuel Panter (2 episodes)
Will Keen ...
 Ganmack Treehallett (2 episodes)
Richard da Costa ...
 Luggage / ... (2 episodes)
Philip Philmar ...
 Astrozoologist 1 / ... (2 episodes)
 Astrozoologist 2 (2 episodes)


Wizard and magic in a world similar yet very different.

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23 March 2008 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Stephen Marcus, who plays Broadman the Bartender in this film, also plays Banjo in Hogfather (2006). And Nigel Planer plays Mr. Sideney in Hogfather and Arch Astronomer in Colour of Magic. See more »


During the opening title scene, at the docks, several shots show a radio aerial and mast on the side of a building. (Electricity and radio are unknown on the Discworld.) See more »


Death: I was at a party, you know.
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Follows Hogfather (2006) See more »

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Great Fun
1 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Only 8 out of 10 because I would - of course - have loved to have everything in it ( I would also have liked a big "Lord of the Rings" budget and effort on this).

They have made a creditable effort to cram the most important bits in. I've watched it with someone who doesn't know the books and had, in fact, never heard of Terry Pratchett. It took him a while to get into the fun of things but he didn't need clarification on anything, so the story line cant' have been too hacked.

As TV productions go, "Colour of Magic" (and "Hogfather") are like watching filmed theatre; it is a stage setting rather than film scenery and the acting certainly is superb. The incidental moments with Death and Rincewind are great as is the scene with the Patrician ordering Rincewind to look after Twoflower. The magic sword, on the other hand, sounded like 'Eddie, the shipboard computer' from Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". And they have to improve the dragons before they start on 'Guards Guards'.

I loved it - every minute of it. And Terry Pratchett had a hand in it so it must reflect at least some of his ideas - he always impressed me as being quite a strong character.

I hope they'll make all of them!!!

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