Terry Pratchett's 'Going Postal'

Claire Foy and Charles Dance got my attention for this quirky 2-part series based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel. It's the third in a series of adaptations, following Hogfather and The Colour of Magic. Apparently Pratchett is the 2nd most read author in the UK but I've never heard of him. Thanks to Santay Tanantay for telling me about it!


Going Postal is the story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart. A life long travelling con-artist, Lipwig’s crimes finally catch up with him in the town of Ankh-Morpork. About to face death by hanging, Lord Vetinari spares Lipwig, seeing in him the perfect man for the role of Postmaster in the decrepit Ankh-Morpork post office. Faced with an almost impossible task, and making an immediate enemy of bloodthirsty tyrant Reacher Gilt (Suchet), owner of the Post Office's rival, the money-hungry Grand Trunk Clacks communication monopoly, Lipwig’s first instinct is to run. That is until he meets the spellbinding Adora. Captivated by her , Lipwig will try anything to win her affections…little knowing the part he has played in her family’s downfall. Is their romance forever doomed? [from official site]

Set to air on Sky1 on May 30th at 6pm

Richard Coyle (Lorna Doone, Prince of Persia) as Moist Von Lipwig


Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) as Adora Belle Dearheart


Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Bleak House) as Lord Vetinari


David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) as Reacher Gilt

Tamsin Greig (Emma, Diary of Anne Frank) as Miss Cripslock

Timothy West (Bleak House, Ever After) as Mustrum Ridcully


Extended preview of Going Postal



7 comments:

  1. Haha!! I didn't recognize Clare either! Looking forward to seeing it :)

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  2. Lord Vetinari looks like the love child of Sam Waterston and Christopher Lee (if that were possible, of course!).

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  3. Looks like a fun film! What a marvelous cast they have!

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  4. this is such a great book series. my favourite ever. I'm so glad they're doing TV adaptations.

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  5. I am soooo excited about this!!

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  6. Sky did an excellent job with the previous two Discworld adaptations, so I'm really looking forward to this one - and it starts on Sunday! Yay! :D

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  7. I'm getting even more curious about this series which is obviously well received!

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