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Series cast summary:
Jotham Annan Jotham Annan ...  Yo-Less 4 episodes, 1995
George Baker ...  Alderman 4 episodes, 1995
Brian Blessed ...  William Stickers / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Paul Child Paul Child ...  BigMac 4 episodes, 1995
Andrew Falvey Andrew Falvey ...  Johnny Maxwell 4 episodes, 1995
John Grillo ...  Antonio Vicenti 4 episodes, 1995
Harry Landis ...  Solomon Einstein 4 episodes, 1995
Jane Lapotaire ...  Mrs. Sylvia Liberty / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Ray Lonnen ...  James Bowler 4 episodes, 1995
Tina Martin ...  Mrs. Maxwell 4 episodes, 1995
Charlie Watts Charlie Watts ...  Wobbler 4 episodes, 1995
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Addison Fletcher 4 episodes, 1995
Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow ...  Johnny's Grandad 4 episodes, 1995
Dave Berry Dave Berry ...  Mike Mikes 2 episodes, 1995
Linda Broughton Linda Broughton ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1995
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ...  Sgt. Comely 2 episodes, 1995
Roy Evans Roy Evans ...  Boatman 2 episodes, 1995
David Gooderson David Gooderson ...  Councillor 2 episodes, 1995
Barrie Houghton Barrie Houghton ...  Eric Grimm 2 episodes, 1995
Shend ...  2nd. Thug 2 episodes, 1995
Tony Westrope Tony Westrope ...  1st. Thug 2 episodes, 1995


If you start seeing dead people, you may have a problem... After they hear their cemetery is going to be sold as a building site, Johnny certainly has. Especially since the dead want him to stop it. And the dead are getting restless. They are not going to take this lying down; especially since it's almost Halloween... What are cemeteries for anyway? What can anyone do about anything? Will Johnny be able to stop the juggernaut of Policy and Commerce (and be in bed by ten)? Written by Heorot

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Release Date:

4 April 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny und die Toten See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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(4 episodes)


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The series originated from a profile of Terry Pratchett in the young people's arts series Opening Shot in 1993. See more »


Followed by Johnny and the Bomb (2006) See more »

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Recommended for all Pratchett fans
2 April 2009 | by HeorotSee all my reviews

After just watching the entire series I am compelled to report. This is a series made with feeling for Pratchett's fine book of the same title. The casting was surprising and jolly well done. Brian Blessed tend to steal the show at times with his spirited portrayal of William Stickers, the last communist in a world without communists.

And the parts of the children might be even better than the new series about Johnny and the bomb. I especially liked Jo-less, who is absolutely true to the books. Though I had my doubts about the casting of Andrew Falvey as Johnny Maxwell, it dissipated through the course of the series; his performance during the public meeting was stunning.

Practically every line in the series was almost verbatim from the book, and the cemetery location was beautiful. It was (positively) surprising to see Mrs. Tachyon in the pub and later in the cemetery. Stanley Roundway is visible in the dance sequence, but had no other role here.

The only addition to the book are the strange (and almost disturbing) dream sequences of Johnny. It added, however, to the whole.

All in all, certainly recommended, but certainly for any fans of this Johnny book.

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