News

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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Unseen Academicals – UK Bound Proof

22nd August 2009

We are currently auctioning an extremely rare UK bound proof of Unseen Academicals. This is one of only 120 copies worldwide and the lucky winner will have theirs signed and dedicated by Terry.

Good luck and happy bidding!

Going Postal – Cast List

26th July 2009

Below is the current cast list which we shall add to as and when we have news!

Moist von Lipwig – Richard Coyle

Reacher Guilt – David Suchet

Lord Vetinari – Charles Dance

Adora Belle Dearheart – Claire Foy

Drumknott – Steve Pemberton

Groat – Andrew Sachs

Miss Cripslock – Tamsin Greig

Going Postal Fan Days in Budapest

22nd July 2009

We have now identified 3 days in August that we could invite a limited number of fans to Budapest to act as extras alongside our Hungarian extras during the shooting of Going Postal. The days are Monday and Tuesday 10/11th August (a maximum of 15 fans) and Friday 21st August (maximum of 12 fans) Total 27 fans. PLEASE NOTE :…

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Terry’s July Update

21st July 2009

Folks, Today we have been finishing the editing of Unseen Academicals. It has been an immensely complex month with the Darwin Festival in Cambridge, the Oldie literary lunch, an honorary doctorate from Bradford; all of which has been exacerbated by a breakdown in one of our main machines. Next week we go to see the National to discuss their upcoming…

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NATION AT THE NATIONAL

25th June 2009

PRIORITY ONLINE BOOKING FROM MONDAY 29 JUNE Fans can book their tickets online ahead of the general public on Monday 29 June. To access priority online booking please follow the instructions below: Go to www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/buytickets and select Nation from the list of productions. In the box on the right hand side of the screen labelled ‘Promotion code’ enter the code…

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Update from Mob films

25th May 2009

Rob has received an update! Dear Rob, Just a note to say all is progressing on schedule towards starting filming Going Postal, which is now only a matter of weeks away. Base camp is set up in Budapest with Jon and the troops making their way there as we speak, however the filming schedule, which I did anticipate at this…

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Update from Terry

12th April 2009

Folks, Probably the strangest, but certainly one of the most rewarding activities over the past month would be the smelting of iron ore to make my own sword, with the help of Jake Keen, formally of the Iron Age Centre in Cranborne. This involved collecting the iron ore (yes, there more of it about that you would think) from a nearby…

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PRESS PHOTOCALL & FILMING for Nation

30th March 2009

Monday March 30 at 12noon Terry Pratchett, together with many of the singers involved, will be attending the first recording session and will be available for TV, radio and print interviews. Venue: Air Edel Studios, 18 Rodmarton Street, London, W1U 8BJ RSVP to Kevin Wilson at Clout 07884 368697 CLOUT COMMUNICATIONS LTD 79 Wardour Street London W1D 6QD Tel:  020…

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More fantastic news from Leighton James House;

7th March 2009

More fantastic news from Leighton James House; Dear Rob, In addition to my last missive, I now have great pleasure in announcing that Kerry Ellis is joining us in the studio; www.kerryellis.co.uk She is currently starring in ‘Wicked’, was in the original cast of ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Chess’ in concert and a solo artist in the Royal Variety Performance…

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Only You Can Save Mankind – The Album

4th March 2009

We have just received the following good news from Leighton James House; Dear Rob. Only You Can Save Mankind – The Album As if you didn’t already have enough Pratchett news for one month, here’s ours… After our critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival  in 2004 – and a 5 year break, tut, tut – I am delighted to…

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Going Postal / Mob Films / Extras

3rd March 2009

We have received the following update from Rod Brown at Mob Films; Dear Rob & Terry, I want to give you and the Discworld fans, many who have written to me, an update as to our filming plans for Going Postal. We are planning to commence filming in Budapest at the beginning of May 2009. The shoot will last 9…

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DOCUMENTARY RADIO INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

4th February 2009

Terry & Rob 10:00 BBC Somerset Rob 10:10 BBC Manchester Terry 10:15 BBC 3 Counties Rob 10:20 BBC 3 Counties Terry 10:30 BBC Bristol Terry 10:40 BBC Cumbria Terry 10:50 BBC Wiltshire Rob 11:00 BBC Solent Rob 11:10 BBC Lincolnshire Rob 11:20 BBC Jersey Rob 11:30 BBC Essex Rob 11:40 BBC Humberside Rob 11:50 BBC Kent   Mathew Stadlen interviewed…

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TERRY ON THE GMTV SOFA TOMORROW

2nd February 2009

STOP PRESS! TERRY WILL BE ON THE GMTV SOFA TOMORROW Although the snow is still falling heavily here in Wiltshire, we will be braving the elements and leaving shortly so Terry can be at the GMTV studios by 8am in the morning. We’re not sure exactly what time he will be on air, but have been told it will be…

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Terry Pratchett : Living With Alzheimer’s

21st January 2009

The transmission dates have been finalised and we can exclusively reveal that the much anticipated documentary will be broadcast on the following dates:

BBC2 Wednesday @ 21:00 GMT

Part 1 – 4th February
Part 2 – 11th February

Nervous? Us? Yes! Aaaaaaaaarrrrggghhhhhh!!!!

Nation at the National

14th January 2009

PRESS RELEASE Terry Pratchett’s Nation to be new family epic at the National Theatre Following the highly successful productions of His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and most recently War Horse, Nation will be adapted by Mark Ravenhill. Directed by Melly Still, the production will open in the Olivier Theatre in November and is sponsored by Accenture, supporters of Innovation at…

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The Embuggerance – One Year On

11th December 2008

Folks, It’s exactly one year since the Embuggerance was announced and yesterday I wrote about 1,000 words for Unseen Academicals.  The reason that the book still has a long way to go (although it’s all downhill from here) is that it’s a bloody amazing day if I can get time to do more than a few hundred words; the year…

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With Great Pleasure – Ticket Winner

13th November 2008

Congratulations to Kate Gowers whose name was first out of our hat and will be joining us in Bath tomorrow evening for the recording of ‘With Great Pleasure’. Commiserations to everyone else, but don’t forget to listen to Radio 4 at 10am on Christmas Day!