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Going Postal 

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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:
Richard Coyle ...  Moist Von Lipwig 2 episodes, 2010
Charles Dance ...  Lord Vetinari 2 episodes, 2010
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
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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Trivia

Not being a professional actor, Terry Pratchett apparently had some difficulty in his small walk-on role and, in his own words, "needed six takes to master the tricky task of walking across the room". 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

Mr. Pump: I am your parole officer, and your safety is my concern.
[knocks Moist out]
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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 Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) See more »

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Whimsical and Wacky
27 April 2011 | by marspeachSee all my reviews

It's not really a period drama so much as a costume drama- It's got a magical, Dickensian feel with the Victorian inspired costumes and settings. The world is located on the back of four elephants who are on a giant turtle…I haven't read any of the series but from what I've read about it and from watching this adaptation, it's a comical cross between Dickens and fantasy.

This series definitely made me interested in Terry Pratchett's works! Don't know if I'll have time to read them any time soon but one day it would be fun! I think if you like fantasy series like Harry Potter and such as well as costume dramas you should like this show.


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30 May 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Going Postal See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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