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Hogfather (2006)

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Director:

Vadim Jean

Writers:

Vadim Jean (adaptation), Terry Pratchett (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Albert
Marc Warren ... Teatime
Michelle Dockery ... Susan / Death of Rats
David Warner ... Lord Downey
Tony Robinson ... Vernon Crumley
Nigel Planer ... Mr. Sideney
Peter Guinness ... Medium Dave
Stephen Marcus ... Banjo
Craig Conway ... Chickenwire
Rhodri Meilir Rhodri Meilir ... Bilious
Sinead Matthews ... Violet
Ian Richardson ... Death / Narrator (voice)
Neil Pearson ... Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant Nicholas Tennant ... Corporal Nobbs
Richard Katz ... Constable Visit
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Storyline

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Arthur White, who plays the Tooth Fairy's driver Ernie, is the brother of Sir David Jason, who plays Death's manservant Albert. See more »

Goofs

When Death and Albert are walking through the streets only one of Death's eyes has its blue glow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A'Tuin. It was some time after its creation when most people forgot that the very oldest stories of the beginning are, sooner or later, about blood. At least, that's one theory. The ...
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Crazy Credits

Terry Pratchett, the author of the "Hogfather" novel, is credited in the opening credits with the line "Mucked About by Terry Pratchett". See more »

Connections

Followed by The Color of Magic (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
(uncredited)
By Pat Ballard
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Narrator?
18 December 2006 | by gollum032000See all my reviews

Who was the narrator? Ian Richardson perhaps? There is no listing here. Over-all I enjoyed the adaptation. I thought the in-jokes from other Pratchett books clever but i missed a couple of them as i haven't read all of his books yet. The visual jokes were hilarious i.e. " anthill inside " and the egg timer on HEX . The acting and characterisation was spot on. Sir Davids portrayal of Albert was as sarcastic as the books with his usual aplomb. As for death ....... excellent down to the sharp gardening implement and the voice of granite slabs crashing together. Next one to do has got to be weird sisters ......but that is just my opinion.


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Details

Official Sites:

Sky One

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather See more »

Filming Locations:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) (DVD) | (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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