Yearly Archives: 2008

Win a place at the front of the queue!

10th June 2008

Win the chance to be first at the front of the queue at this 25th Discworld Anniversary signing! The signing takes place at Foyles on the Southbank in London at 12noon Saturday 14th June. One lucky winner will walk straight to the front of the queue to have his or her book signed before all the others.

UK Nation Proof on eBay

3rd June 2008

We have listed one of only 100 UK bound proofs of Nation on eBay. All proceeds from the sale will go to the RICE Centre in Bath where Professor Roy Jones, Terry’s personal Alzheimer’s specialist, is the director. Further more, not only Terry sign the book, but he will make personal dedication to the winning bidder! Good luck everyone and…

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Terry steps-up fight against Alzheimer’s

20th May 2008

An Alzheimer’s Research Trust survey has revealed that 25 million people in the UK are touched by dementia. The poll results are released as Terry Pratchett announces he is to become a Patron of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. The YouGov poll, commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, found that 42% of the UK population – 25 million people – know…

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BBC TV – The One Show

15th May 2008

BBC TV – The One Show – Thursday 15th May 2007 @ 7PM We’re going to have another fun-packed day as we head into London to do a pre-recorded interview with Adam Boulton for Sky TV, meet up with the guys from Eclipse of the Century (more news on that shortly) before heading off to see Craig and Charlie to…

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Going Postal

14th May 2008

Terry opened a new display called ‘What the Victorians Did For Us’ at the Bath Postal Museum today. It’s well worth a visit to see for yourself the birthplace of Discworld Philately.

Also, Rod Brown and Ian Sharples from the Mob Film Company presented Terry with draft #1.0 of the Going Postal screenplay. We wait with bated breath for Terry’s comments!

Colour of Magic – UK DVD release

13th May 2008

We have had many enquiries regarding the Colour of Magic DVD and can now confirm that it is scheduled to be released in the UK in October 2008 by Twentieth Century Fox. We will be launching a pre-sale for signed copies toward the end of the summer – check back soon!

Terry On the Ropes

9th May 2008

Terry was interviewed by John Humphrys for BBC Radio 4’s On the Ropes series which is due to be broadcast on Tuesday 20th May at 9:00am, repeated at 9:30pm in the evening.

Sandra Visits The Goliath Corporation

4th May 2008

Many thanks to Jasper, Mari, Tabitha and the Fforganisers for a splendid weekend spent at the Fforde Ffiesta in Swindon. CLICK HERE for news on their 2008 event. ‘THE GATHERING FOR FANS OF JASPER FFORDE AND THOSE WHO LIKE TO EMBRACE ABSURDITY.’

BBC Documentary

15th April 2008

IWC Media, Scotland’s largest Independent Television Production company, and the BBC, are working exclusively with Terry Pratchett to produce a documentary series based on Terry’s recent diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. In this, the 25th year since the first publication of Terry’s hugely successful Discworld series, the documentary team will follow Terry as he finds out about his condition, looks…

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An April Update From Terry

My office is now effectively at a standstill.  In fact, my office is probably moving slightly backwards.  It has not helped that a five story rack of filed mail collapsed under the weight recently, thus shuffling several thousand documents into new and interesting combinations.  Right now it is a good day if we can answer just those emails that turn…

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The Colour of Magic Cast & Crew Screening

16th March 2008

The Colour of Magic cast and crew screening was a fabulous affair and attended by most of the cast and those involved in the production. Well done to everyone, we’re all very excited here at PJSM!

PRESS RELEASE

13th March 2008

Best-selling author, Terry Pratchett, will today pledge $1million to leading UK charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, in a bid to help find a cure for the devastating disease, with which he was diagnosed in December 2007. Speaking at the charity’s ninth Annual Network Conference in Bristol, the Discworld author will address leading dementia experts, describing the sheer frustration he felt…

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Dates For Your Diary

5th March 2008

From Wednesday 27 February 23:00-23:30 the first part of Night Watch, dramatised by Robin Brooks will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Sam Vimes – Philip Jackson Young Sam – Carl Prekopp Carcer – Paul Ritter Fred Colon – Sam Dale Jocasta Wiggs – Clare Corbett Sergeant Knock – Matt Addis Dr Lawn – Ben Onwukwe Willikins – Peter Marinker…

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The Colour of Magic Premiere

3rd March 2008

The Colour of Magic Premiere went down a storm at The Curzon Cinema, Mayfair. First screening; 18:30 for 19:00 Dress code – smart/costumes Second Fan screening; 21:00 for 21:30 Dress code – smart/casual/costumes.. legions of happy fans… one very happy Rod Brown..!

The Oldie

27th February 2008

Last Wednesday I received an award from the Oldie as their Campaigner of the Year.  Personally, I think 60 is too young to be old. However, I did learn from Sir Terry Wogan that the collective noun for a group Sir Terry’s is… a pride 🙂

The Lunar Eclipse

21st February 2008

We visited Sir Patrick Moore to witness the lunar eclipse from the garden of his Selsey home. Totality wasn’t until 03.00am and so there was plenty of time to chat and eat a rather splendid Astronomer’s Chilli. And as this was an evening celebrating our return to the moon, Terry presented Sir Patrick with a signed Elephant Rising depicting Leonard…

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