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Wyrd Sisters 

When Duke Felmet murders King Verence and takes over the small country of Lancre on the Discworld, three witches are involuntarily tasked with protecting the king's baby son.
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Jane Horrocks ...  Magrat 6 episodes, 1997
June Whitfield ...  Nanny Ogg 6 episodes, 1997
Annette Crosbie ...  Granny Weatherwax 6 episodes, 1997
Eleanor Bron ...  Duchess Felmet 6 episodes, 1997
Les Dennis ...  The Fool / ... 6 episodes, 1997
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert ...  King Verence I 6 episodes, 1997
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ...  Duke Felmet 6 episodes, 1997
Christopher Lee ...  Death 5 episodes, 1997
Andy Hockley Andy Hockley 5 episodes, 1997
David Holt 5 episodes, 1997
Melissa Sinden Melissa Sinden 5 episodes, 1997
Taff Girdlestone Taff Girdlestone 5 episodes, 1997
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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 flowery Magrat Garlick, the lively Nanny Ogg and their leader Granny Weatherwax find themselves dragged into royal politics. The King of Lancre, Verence, has been murdered by Duke Felmet, and he has taken over control of the country (but he is trapped under the control of his over-powering wife, the Duchess.) However, there are two problems. First, the Duke hates Lancre and the actual kingdom of Lancre is pressing the witches to find a King that would take better care of it. The second and bigger problem, is that Verence's baby son has escaped and has fallen into the hands of the witches, prompting the Duke's fury towards the witches. The son must be protected, but Granny doesn't want to get involved with the situation, but it looks like she doesn't have a choice in the matter. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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[first lines]
Magrat: [screeches and laughs aloud] When shall we three meet again?
Granny Weatherwax: Well, I can do next Tuesday.
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Alternate Versions

Edited into a single feature for the video release; also seen on the DVD release. See more »

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Spin-off Welcome to the Discworld (1996) See more »

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"Shakespeare will not be turning in his grave - he will be rolling from laughter"
12 April 2019 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

Witches by their nature are not prone to social organization and certainly do not have their leaders. Granny Weatherwax was most respected among the leaders they did not have. But even she discovered that interfering in royal politics hides much more fuss than some drama writers claimed.

Terry Pratchett is one of my favorites, and certainly the funniest writer whom I have had the good fortune to read. His gigantic series of novels about Discworld is an extremely funny satire of the entire humanity and everything that makes human civilization. This animated mini-series quite faithfully follows one of the first and best novels of Discworld series. The animation is nothing special, and just over two hours can not conjure up the magic of reading Pratchett, especially because his genius metaphors are impossible to show on screen, but you won't regret if you take the time to see this.

7/10


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18 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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