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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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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 »

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Referenced in Monarch of the Glen: Episode #4.8 (2002) See more »

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Extremely faithful to the book
6 January 2001 | by kirsty_ukSee all my reviews

I loved this animation! After reading the book first, I totally agreed with how the characters were represented.

The three witches are by far the best characters, Magrat and Nanny Ogg are so funny. The story is good too. Taking elements from stories that have included witches in the past. In particular Macbeth and sleeping Beauty.

I talked to Terry Pratchett online last year when he was doing a guest chat on yahoo. I asked him if he was happy with the two animated versions of his books Wyrd Sisters and Soul Music and he said he was extremely pleased with them. So there you have it.

Some people may be put off because it's animation, thinking "It's for kids" Although there is nothing nasty in it to make it unsuitable for kids, I think it appeals to an older audience and that kids might not understand all the subtle and clever jokes. The books themselves are definitely aimed at adults.

In conclusion just go and watch this now if you are a discworld fan.


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