A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
Reviews
Popularity
2,960 ( 299)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2010  
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (TV Movie 2006)
Adventure | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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
Stars: David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery
Soul Music (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett
Wyrd Sisters (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Annette Crosbie
Wyrd Sisters (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Directors: Jan Brichcín, Hana Buresová
Stars: Miroslav Hanus, Klára Oltová, Jaroslava Pokorná
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary about the making of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006).

Director: Paula Nightingale
Stars: Mark Arden, Terry Pratchett, Vadim Jean
Maskerade (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Hana Buresová
Stars: Helena Dvoráková, Hana Frejková, Miroslav Hanus
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A poignant and humorous film telling the story of the hugely popular author of the discworld series of books, in his own words.

Director: Charlie Russell
Stars: Paul Kaye, Andrew Ryan, Stephen Briggs
Going Postal (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A look at the modern phenomenon of school and work shootings. It looks at the cases of Michael Carneal (1997), Joseph Wesbecker (1989), Charles Andrew Williams (2001, Neal Higdon (2008, and... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tickell
Stars: Michael Carneal, Neal Higdon, Stephen Kazmierczak
Going Postal (2009)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Matthew Ramsaur
Stars: Finch Nissen, Cameron Pierce
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
Madhav Sharma ...
 Crispin Horsefry 2 episodes, 2010
...
 Mr. Spools 2 episodes, 2010
Ian Bonar ...
...
 Mr. Pump 2 episodes, 2010
...
...
...
 Sergeant Angua 2 episodes, 2010
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A postamester  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: I'll tell you what. I'll give up hanging if you give up smoking.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Follows Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent adaptation
31 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Of the three Sky adaptations of Pratchett's discworld novels this is by far the best. The storyline is true to the book although,as with the other two discworld films, since the history has not been covered by previous stories, more explanation is required which can get in the way of the plot on occasion.

Clair Foy's Adora Belle Dearheart is a little too jovial and Charles Dance is not quite menacing enough as the Patrician. Nonetheless the performances are very good and certainly believable enough for a fantasy world.

Sir Terry's influence on the script is obvious and the Post Office building is magnificent in it's conception.

If Sky can keep this up then I look forward to adaptations of the witches and watch novels with eager anticipation.


57 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page