A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
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Cast

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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English

Release Date:

30 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary

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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

Stanley Howler: [reading regulations while trapped in burning post office] If trapped, await "A", rescue, or "B", death. Straightforward enough.
[begins idle whistling; Moist bursts in]
Stanley Howler: "A" it is, then.
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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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Probably deserved better
19 April 2011 | by doggydog2312See all my reviews

So one of better recent Terry Pratchett books get converted into a miniseries/3 hours movie? As a huge Pratchett fan I should be thrilled... or should I? I'll try to keep it short. Basically, they did a more or less good job of making a random Victorianoid adventure movie with light fantasy elements. They failed at making a Discworld movie.

Ankh Morpork simply isn't Ankh Morpork. Not just for the lack of dwarfs and trolls. It misses nearly all the elements that make it special. It could be nearly anywhere.

Acting was generally good, with some really good performances to lift everything to a higher level, and casting was generally good as well. There are exceptions to both though.

The costumes? Unsure on the golems, but the vampire and the banshee are just silly.

Too many liberties have been taken with the script, Pratchett's legendary humour is rarely well replicated. The movie even gets slightly shoddy at some times (obvious unpolished cuts).

I'm sure that the budget wasn't brilliant and the movie has its' own merits - it's highly approachable by those who don't know anything about Discworld. But for a fan, it'll be a disappointment on more than one level.


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