On This Day in 2010 – The Richard Dimbleby Lecture

1st February 2023
Going Postal - Uncorrected Book Proof

On this day… 1st February, 2010 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture Terry Pratchett: Shaking Hands with Death One of the world’s most popular authors gives the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Royal College of Physicians in London. Sir Terry Pratchett announced in 2007 that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In his keynote lecture,…

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Royal Mail International Exports Suffers a Cyber Incident

18th January 2023
Going Postal - Uncorrected Book Proof

Royal Mail is experiencing severe service disruption to international export services following a cyber incident… “We are temporarily unable to despatch items to overseas destinations. To support faster recovery when our service is restored and to prevent a build-up of export items in our network, we’re asking customers not to post international items until further notice. Items that have already…

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Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts

15th November 2022
Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts - Due for Release

Terry Pratchett Memorial Sculpture Busts  As our 50th Year Celebrations draw to a close, the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett, in collaboration with Discworld artist Paul Kidby, is delighted to announce the release of the official Sir Terry Pratchett bust. This intricate cold cast sculpture is accurately based on the original memorial bronze of Sir Terry created by Paul Kidby in…

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A Life With Footnotes – The Observer Review

26th September 2022

THE OBSERVER BOOK OF THE WEEK Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins Review by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sun 25 Sep 2022 07.00 BST …anecdotes, elephants and ‘an embuggerance’ A new biography by the fantasy novelist’s longtime assistant provides a joyful and painful closeup of the irrepressible writer who made the absurd strangely convincing. Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes…

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Turning Terry Pratchett’s Discworld into Audiobooks

13th May 2022
Bill Nighy

This documentary follows Penguin Audio’s ambitious project of turning the entire Discworld catalog into audiobook format. Click here to find out more: ‘It couldn’t be anybody other than Bill Nighy’ “The footnotes are important because that’s a private moment between me and the author,” explains Rob Wilkins – Pratchett’s biography, written by Wilkins, was called A Life in…

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Transworld reveal new Discworld series cover look and launch of annual Terry Pratchett Day

28th February 2022
Transworld Release - New Discworld Series Covers

Transworld reveal new Discworld series cover look and launch of annual Terry Pratchett Day Transworld is delighted to announce that it will be releasing new editions of Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld novels, starting with the six books in the Witches series together with the standalone title Small Gods. Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, Carpe Jugulum…

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A Life With Footnotes – Announcing the Official Biography of Terry Pratchett

24th January 2022
Terry Pratchett A Life With Footnotes

A LIFE WITH FOOTNOTES – ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF TERRY PRATCHETT Transworld Publishers are thrilled to announce the publication of Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes, the official biography of Sir Terry Pratchett, written by Rob Wilkins, his former assistant, friend and now head of the author’s literary estate. At the time of his death in 2015, Terry was…

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Seven Day Instagram Giveaway

29th November 2021
Instagram Giveaway

DISCWORLD.COM FANTASTIC SEVEN DAY INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY DAY ONE 1st December / 12am to Midnight GMT A Pair of Extremely Collectable Slip-Case Editions An extremely collectable slip-cased edition of Small Gods, illustrated by Omar Rayyan and published by the Folio Society in 2016. Bound in crimson velveteen covered boards with a colour printed paper label on the front cover together with gold blocking…

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Bill Nighy Stars as the Voice of Terry Pratchett…

16th November 2021
Discworld Audio Press Release

BILL NIGHY STARS AS VOICE OF PRATCHETT IN BRAND-NEW RECORDINGS OF THE ENTIRE DISCWORLD SERIES Plus an all-star cast of leading British acting talent Listen to an Extract HERE   Penguin Random House has taken on a truly ambitious project to re-record all 40 audiobooks from Sir Terry Pratchett’s bestselling Discworld series, featuring a cast of leading names from British stage…

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The Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 Begins Production in Scotland, Reuniting Its Company of Players

2nd November 2021

The Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 Begins Production in Scotland, Reuniting Its Company of Players Supporting David Tennant and Michael Sheen will be many of the key cast members from Season One, some reprising their roles, others playing new characters LONDON and CULVER CITY, California—November 2, 2021—Production has begun in Scotland on the second season of the Amazon Original…

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The Amazing Maurice coming in 2022, Cast Announced

5th November 2020

The Amazing Maurice, a Sky original Coming in 2022 to Sky Cinema Based on Terry Pratchett’s best-selling novel Starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Thewlis, Himesh Patel, Gemma Arterton and Hugh Bonneville Sky today announced a new co-production with Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media, The Amazing Maurice, a Sky original.  This animated family film is based on one of Sir…

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28th April 2020

In an exclusive relationship going forward, Narrativia, the independent production company launched by Sir Terry Pratchett in 2012, strikes new development deal with Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content to create truly authentic Discworld screen adaptations. Discworld, the iconic and enduringly popular literary phenomenon, spans a series of beloved novels that sold in excess of 100 million copies around the world…

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31st October 2018

New Punk Rock Thriller is Based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” Novels New York – October 30, 2018 – On the heels of hit series Killing Eve and the introduction of the first female Doctor on Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of the new original scripted series, The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s wildly popular “Discworld”…

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Chalke Valley History Festival – Special Offers For Discworld Fans

1st May 2018

This year, the Discworld will be coming to the Chalke Valley History Festival. The festival which takes place just a few miles from where Sir Terry created the Discworld novels, has become a huge attraction over the last decade. For the first time, Discworld exhibits and attractions will be present at the festival. The re-creation of Terry’s office and writing…

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Announcing HisWorld – A New Chapter

28th April 2018

  Sir Terry Pratchett’s career as a best-selling author spanned more than forty years and brought him international acclaim, selling a phenomenal eighty-five million books during his lifetime that were translated into thirty-eight languages.  Three years after his untimely death the popularity of his work continues to grow and he is regularly cited as a major influence over his peers…

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Evil Harry Dread Takes the Chalke Valley History Festival!

27th March 2018

The Chalke Valley History festival is held in Broad Chalke, a small village outside Salisbury in which Sir Terry Pratchett made his home for the past several decades. Founded in 2011, it brings in thousands of attendees each year. This year we are excited to announce that the Discworld will come home to the Chalke Valley. Following on the success…

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First look of Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Amazon’s Good Omens

30th November 2017

LONDON, Thursday 30 November – Amazon today reveals the first picture of Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) in the role of the Archangel Gabriel in new Prime Original series Good Omens. The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production…

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Reece Shearsmith joins Good Omens cast

2nd November 2017

Today, Neil Gaiman tweeted the latest casting update from the set of Good Omens announcing that Reece Shearsmith will be joining the production as 16th century playwright William Shakespeare. Delighted to welcome @ReeceShearsmith to the Good Omens family as an Elizabethan playwright whose name escapes me. #alrightItsShakespeare — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 2, 2017 Interestingly Shakespeare does not appear in…

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Apocalyptic Additions to the cast of Amazon’s Good Omens

1st November 2017

Good Omens, the forthcoming television series for Amazon and BBC Two has cast Anna Maxwell Martin as ultimate demon Beelzebub alongside Lourdes Faberas, Yusuf Gatewood and Mireille Enos as the horsemen of the apocalypse..  Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett and produced by BBC Studios, the 6-part series is currently shooting in the UK and…

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Jon Hamm joins Amazon’s Good Omens as the Archangel Gabriel

2nd October 2017

Award-winning American actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) will be joining the cast of Good Omens, the forthcoming series for Amazon and BBC Two in the role of the archangel Gabriel –  the primary messenger of God.  The 6-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production…

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