1st January 2007 ONLY JUST ARRIVED! THE SECOND DISCWORLD FACSIMILE EDITION THE LIGHT FANTASTIC Facsimile Edition The Light Fantastic is the second Discworld novel, originally published by Colin Smythe Ltd. on June 2nd, 1986. This was Terry Pratchett’s fifth published work, as his non-Discworld books The Carpet People, The Dark Side of the Sun and Strata all proceeded The Colour…Read more
25th August 2006 TERRY’S BRUSH WITH DEATH Death, Terry and a brush… Paula Nightingale and a crew from the Mob Film Company came to visit Terry and Stephen Briggs’s to film their performances for the ‘Twelve Days of Hogswatch’. These will be a series of shorts, chronicling Death as he visits a number of Discworld experts on Roundworld. These are…Read more
20th August 2006 THE DISCWORLD CONVENTION 2006 Has it really been two years since the last Discworld Convention? Well, seven hundred and fifty fans packed out the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire and a fantastic time was had by all. SANDRA AND HOGFATHER DIRECTOR VADIM JEAN DISCUSS WHO’S ROUND IT IS… …THAT’S ALL SETTLED THEN! TERRY & SANDRA SANDRA &…Read more
26th February 2007 News From Terry Pratchett I spoke with Terry Pratchett this afternoon and he filled me in with his latest news; “ The news here is that Making Money has gone off to the publisher; currently the various works in progress are The Folklore of Discworld, which I am working on with Jacqueline Simpson (co-author of the Lore…Read more
25th July 2006 United Kingdom Thursday 28th September, 6pm Terry in conversation with… At the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London. Organised by Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road. Tickets £7 – Call 0845 456 9876 Friday 29th September, 6.30pm Terry in conversation with… At The Dancehouse, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester. Organised by Waterstone’s Deansgate. Tickets £4 – visit Waterstone’s from…Read more
18th APRIL 2006 HOGFATHER THE MOVIE HO! HO! HO! Monday 17th April saw the first day of principal photography on Hogfather the Movie and so a very early start for Terry and Rob. They were called from their hotel at an ungodly 6.30am and taken for a slap-up breakfast at the unit base before heading off to the first location….Read more
21st June 2006
IT’S A WRAP!
Principal photography on the Hogfather movie is formally in the can. That just leaves six hundred hours of CGI, a smidge of editing and wave of the wand by the post-production fairies. All we have to do is wait until December…!
21st June 2006
22nd May 2006 FULL HOGFATHER CAST-LIST ANNNOUNCED Joining David Jason, already confirmed to play the key role of ‘Albert’, are; Joss Ackland (White Mischief, Midsommer Murders) as ‘Mustrum Ridcully’, Marc Warren (Hustle, State of Play, Band of Brothers) in the role of ‘Teatime’, David Warner (Planet of The Apes, The Omen) as Lord Downey and Nigel Planer (The Young Ones)…Read more
18th APRIL 2006 TERRY ON TOUR 2006 Just so you don’t hear a different version of this from the Rumour Goblins, touring plans for this year include; a visit to Moscow & St. Petersburg at the end of May/early June. Visits to Bern, Berlin and Vienna in mid-September. A number of UK dates in late September and early October and…Read more
8th APRIL 2006 WINTERSMITH COVER ILLUSTRATION LAUNCHED Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch – now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance – the crossover from summer to winter – she does what none has ever done before and leaps into the dance, into the oldest story there ever is, and draws the…Read more
10th MARCH 2006 TERRY PRATCHETT’S ‘HOGFATHER’ STARTS HD PRODUCTION AT 3 MILLS STUDIOS Sky One and RHI Entertainment’s commission of Terry Pratchett’s worldwide best-selling fantasy fiction novel, ‘Hogfather’, is to be shot at 3 Production on the 2 x 120 HD television feature has commenced and principal photography is due to start at 3 Mills Studios in April 2006. ‘Hogfather’…Read more
Bbc Radio 4 Will Be Broadcasting Its Adaptation Of Small Gods at 11.00 – 11.30pm On 28th February, 7th, 14th And 21st March. It Has Been Dramatised By Robin Brooks, Directed By Gordon House And Produced By Claire Grove.
15th FEBUARY 2006 TERRIFIC TREAT WITH TERRY PRATCHETT Fourteen-year-old Euan Macrae from Tain, Ross-shire, who lives with Ewing’s Sarcoma, had a fantastic day to remember last week (Wednesday 8th February) when his literary wish to meet celebrated best selling author Terry Pratchett was granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the charity that grants wishes to children and young people aged 3…Read more
8th FEBUARY 2006 SKY ONE – HOGFATHER – PRESS BRIEFING TERRY, EUAN MACRAE & A WHITE LIMO ELAINE PYKE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SKY ONE) & ROD BROWN (PRODUCER, THE MOB FILM CO.) TERRY, EUAN MACRAE & VADIM JEAN (DIRECTOR, THE MOB FILM CO.) EUAN MACRAE, TERRY & A QUARTER-SCALE MODEL OF HEX PRESS RELEASE Sky One and RHI Entertainment to bring…Read more
Peter Tabern, the writer, has just contacted us to say; “The BBC, god bless them, have changed the slot for our final episode – to make way for the 4th round of the f.a. Cup if you please. Hopefully our audience will find us. I realise that 4 million people will take a lot of getting round, but I’m relying…Read more
BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting its adaptation of Small Gods at 11.00 – 11.30pm on 28th february, 7th, 14th and 21st March. It has been dramatised by Robin Brooks, directed by Gordon House and produced by Claire Grove.
This week’s publishers weekly lists its “listen up awards” winners, and Thud! Read by Stephen Briggs is one of just three category winners for SF/fantasy. The others are The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: the Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams and Mercury by Ben Bova. Isis have licensed Good Omens which will also be read by Stephen and released during…Read more