A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
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Complete series cast summary:
Steve Pemberton ...  Drumknott 2 episodes, 2010
Tamsin Greig ...  Miss Cripslock 2 episodes, 2010
Madhav Sharma Madhav Sharma ...  Crispin Horsefry 2 episodes, 2010
Jimmy Yuill ...  Mr. Spools 2 episodes, 2010
Ian Bonar Ian Bonar ...  Stanley Howler 2 episodes, 2010
Nicholas Farrell ...  Mr. Pump 2 episodes, 2010
Marnix Van Den Broeke ...  Mr. Pump 2 episodes, 2010
Adrian Schiller ...  Mr. Gryle 2 episodes, 2010
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ...  Sergeant Angua 2 episodes, 2010
Terry Pratchett ...  Postman 2 episodes, 2010
Andrew Sachs ...  Groat 2 episodes, 2010
Timothy West ...  Ridcully 2 episodes, 2010
Richard Coyle ...  Moist Von Lipwig 2 episodes, 2010
Charles Dance ...  Lord Vetinari 2 episodes, 2010
Claire Foy ...  Adora Belle Dearheart 2 episodes, 2010
David Suchet ...  Reacher Gilt 2 episodes, 2010
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Based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it's he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years. Written by Richard Johnson

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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Going Postal See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The last line, spoken by Terry Pratchett (as a postman), is "That's a bit of an embuggerance". This is a reference to Sir Terry's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, which he's always referred to as 'A Wretched Embuggerance". See more »

Goofs

When Groat stamps the letter, we see the letter in closeup as he bangs the stamp down in the very corner of the envelope. In the next shot, from a different angle, the stamp is in a different place on the envelope. See more »

Quotes

Lord Vetinari: I brought you here because I want to talk to you about angels.
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Crazy Credits

The author of the book on which this miniseries is based, Terry Pratchett, is credited in the opening credits of both parts with the line '"Mucked About" by Terry Pratchett' See more »

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Follows The Color of Magic (2008) See more »

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I liked it
24 September 2010 | by waygarnSee all my reviews

Perhaps I lack sophistication but I liked it.

It's been so long since I read the book that the details were fuzzy to me but as with the other two adaptations I can live with the changes. To do faithful film versions would require making mini-series of them.

I didn't expect a high budget production and expected to see changes, partly to make sense in the allotted time and partly to appeal to a broader audience.

As for the uninitiated, I'd think that those who liked it will like the book better and those who don't probably wouldn't like the book either.

Even with all the flaws in the movies I hope to see other of T. Pratchett's books adapted to film. I'm rooting for "Night Watch" as the next one.


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