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Wyrd Sisters 

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 »
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Series cast summary:
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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UK

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English

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1997 (UK) See more »

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Wyrd Sisters See more »

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Cosgrove Hall Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[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 »

Connections

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

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Liked by the story's creator, but...
3 January 2020 | by markovd111See all my reviews

While the cartoon follows the book's story, I can't help but to feel something's wrong. You see, as one review also pointed out, Pratchett's genius is in creative and very funny descriptions of what people do, think and say and you can't really portray that by showing it, you could narrate it, but what's the purpose then. When you remove those things, well, you get this. It's not bad, but it lacks the soul which makes it perfect. Even though Pratchett himself said he liked this, I cannot really recommend it, books far more wonderful experience by miles. Watch only if you are really curious how does it all look like, but don't expect nothing more than it being passable and OK... Barely...


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