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Museum of curiosity BBC Radio

8th May 2010

BBC Radio 4 – Monday 10th May 18.30 Prepare to have your synapses twisted into a string theorist’s nightmare, as Professor Lloyd and his new curator, the startlingly insightful comedian Jon Richardson, hurriedly throw the dust covers off the Museum’s clump of empty plinths for a brand new series of the BBC’s most improving comedy panel show. On Monday May…

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North American Discworld Convention 2011 Location Announcement

3rd May 2010

North American Discworld Convention 2011 Location Announcement It is with great pleasure that The Guild of Chelonavigators can now announce the location of the 2011 NADWCon, at which Sir Terry Pratchett will appear (circumstances and health permitting) as Guest of Honor! Both Seattle, Washington and Madison, Wisconsin put forth strong proposals for hosting the next NADWCon, and the Guild would…

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TERRY’S APRIL UPDATE

1st April 2010

Folks, Thursday. A moment of unexpected peace and quiet which allows me to get on and do the mail. It’s a little bit difficult to do even that. My mother is dead, but not yet cremated. It is an uneasy period, feared all down the years, with rituals to ward off evil influences and keep the soul of the dead…

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Museum of Curiosity – BBC

1st March 2010

Folks, The Museum of Curiosity is a half hour Radio 4 panel show hosted by John Lloyd and Jon Richardson, scheduled for transmission for 6 weeks from Monday 10th May 2010, repeated on Sundays. Each week they’re joined by 3 different guest panellists – a mix of entertaining experts and expert entertainers. The first recording is at the Pleasance Theatre,…

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Sir Terry Pratchett declares that ‘Assisted Death’ is an idea whose time has come

31st January 2010

Terry will present an impassioned plea for people to have the right to choose how, where and when they die when he delivers the Richard Dimbleby Lecture on BBC One on Monday 10.35pm. The best selling author, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, will argue that ‘Assisted Suicide’ or, as he prefers, ‘Assisted…

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Nation at the National

29th January 2010

Who better than Terry to have provided the story for the National’s eagerly awaited new family show which follows on the heels of such past NT hits as His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse? Nation is a one-off novel rather than part of the Discworld series, and began, says Terry, with his vision of a boy standing on…

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And the Winner is..

28th January 2010

Over 1200 of the best of the broadcasting industry were recognised with a coveted Broadcast Award at last night’s gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Awards proved to be a fantastic night. Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats regular, Jason Manford hosted the evening and presented the awards. Big winners included The X Factor, The Inbetweeners,…

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Update from Terry

Folks, So many people have contacted me since the Richard Dimbleby lecture that there is no possibility at all that I can reply to everyone individually. Generally speaking people are asking what they can do to help, support and, indeed, take some control over their own death. The people to contact for all this are at Dignity in Dying –…

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Dimbleby Ticket Winners

23rd January 2010

Howard and Liz Smith are the lucky winners of our prize draw and will be attending the Dimbleby lecture on February 1st. Congratulations! For everyone else, you will find it broadcast that evening on BBC1 at 22.35.

Win A Pair of Tickets!

15th January 2010

Admission to the Dimbleby lecture is strictly by invitation only, but we have one pair of tickets to give away to this prestigious event.  All you have to do is email us with your name, address and phone number and your entry will be placed into our electronic hat. The event is taking place at 6pm in central London on…

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Arise, Sir Terry!

30th December 2009

Folks, There are times when the phrase “Absolutely, totally, gobsmackingly, mindbogglingly amazed” just doesn’t cover it, but I find that in the Queen’s New Year Honours list I am now a Knight, for services to literature.  This means that fans, while not calling me Sir, must now refrain from throwing things.  Regrettably, no sword is included in the box 🙂…

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GRAHAM COOK

15th December 2009

The Studio Theatre Club has lost one more of its original City Watch.  Graham Cook died the week after appearing as Recent Runes in the STC’s Unseen University.  It was unexpected, and a huge shock to all who knew him.  Graham was a real character, irritating at times (like all of us!), but always chatting away about something and with…

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Hogswatch message from Terry

12th December 2009

Dear Wonderful Fans, Well, some…  A few…  Well, at least three of you… First a little seasonal note.  We are sending out no Hogswatch cards this year, but the money instead – £10,000 – has gone to the RICE Centre, thus helping the cause of Alzheimer’s research and treatment and the cause of keeping your mantelpiece totally uncluttered and thus…

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Only you can save mankind – the musical

18th November 2009

We’ve received a letter from Leighton James House that goes… Dear Sandra, At last! Here is the artwork image and finally the announcement regarding the release of ‘Only You Can Save Mankind’ album It goes live on itunes (and similar digital sites) on the 23rd November! Now fully mastered – and with some hidden treats. The actual CD will be…

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Unseen Academicals – launch

4th October 2009

Come and celebrate the launch of Unseen Academicals, the 37th Discworld novel with us! At a tournament of ‘foot-the-ball’ at Wincanton Sports Ground in Somerset on Saturday 10th October at 11am. Tickets are only £1 each and are available at the gate. Come along and join in the fun!

DIGNITY IN DYING

2nd October 2009

Folks, I expect that most of you know that I am determined to die peacefully in my own garden before my Alzheimer’s has reached its most unpleasant stage, which might still be quite some time away.  That is why I am now a patron of Dignity in Dying and my new friends there have asked me to pass on this…

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Update from Terry

1st October 2009

Folks, I had a lovely letter the other day from a very religious lady concerned about my health.  She said that I should consider my Alzheimer’s a gift from God.  Frankly, I would have preferred a sweater… Coming back from the North American Discworld Convention has hardly been a rest and so my own personal con report and additional thanks…

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North American Convention

1st September 2009

That’s it. We’re all packed and are on our way to Arizona! Yes folks, we’re on our way to The North American Discworld Convention (a.k.a. NADWCon). The NADWCon program includes several large-scale events, such as the Gala Banquet, Maskerade (honoring Terry’s novel of the same name), Charity Auction, and Guest of Honor Interview. The 2009 convention also features a convention-wide…

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