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]
Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Bleak House) as Lord Vetinari
David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) as Reacher Gilt
Timothy West (Bleak House, Ever After) as Mustrum Ridcully
My review, link to spoof video, link to watch online
Interviews with Richard Coyle, David Suchet, director, producer and costume designer
More wallpapers found here.
Official site of GOING POSTAL