A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
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 Drumknott (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Miss Cripslock (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Crispin Horsefry (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Spools (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Stanley Howler (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Pump (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Pump (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Gryle (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Sergeant Angua (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Postman (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Groat (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Ridcully (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Moist Von Lipwig (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Lord Vetinari (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Adora Belle Dearheart (2 episodes, 2010)
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 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 the Postmaster goes up onto the roof to pray, the clacks are working, although Adora they were all frozen and out of commission. See more »

Quotes

Moist Von Lipwig: When you look at me like that, I wish I was a better man.
Adora Belle Dearheart: You're a man with vision. Maybe that counts better.
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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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Imaginative and fun
4 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

If you enjoy getting absorbed in fantastic worlds, like Harry Potter, then "Going Postal" should definitely be on your list. Adapted from a Terry Pratchett novel, it's imaginative, humorous and highly entertaining.

Despite being made on a budget as a miniseries for telly, "Postal" has big-budget cinematic feel and probably could have been released in theatres. The costumes, set design and art direction are particularly outstanding. And rather than rely on big budget effects, they got rather inventive with practical effects, such as the Golems.

There's also some tremendous acting from veterans like David Suchet and Charles Dance, and a great cast of comedic actors, like Tamsin Greig from "Black Books" and Andrew Sachs (aka Manuel from "Fawlty Towers").

There are little niggles, such as the unconvincing chemistry between the two leads, but overall, "Going Postal" is well worth a watch, especially if you have kids, meaning 11 or 12+. It does get pretty dark in a couple spots, but mostly lighthearted and fun.


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