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Going Postal 

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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30 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The last line, spoken by the late Terry Pratchett (as a postman), is "That's a bit of an embuggerance". This is a reference to Sir Terry's diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, which he always referred to as 'A Wretched Embuggerance". 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

Lord Vetinari: Well, you've made quite a splash. As the fish said to the man with the lead weight tied to his feet.
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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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Excellent adaptation
31 May 2010 | by jsimonbennettSee 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.


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