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…Read more
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!!!!
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…Read more
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…Read more
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!
On BBC Radio 4 today (25th) at midday, Terry is presenting ‘With Great Pleasure’. With Great Pleasure is the Radio 4 programme which asks celebrity guests to share with an audience some of the pieces of writing which have influenced, comforted and entertained them over the years. The Christmas edition is always a special treat and this year Terry Pratchett…Read more
Folks, We have seen the first half of the BBC documentary and it looks pretty good. Importantly, it would seem at the moment that we have witnessed that rarest of things, a film crew that has been allowed into a convention and hasn’t tried to stuff the fans. Some of you know you were filmed in costume, and that’s it. …Read more
It’s been phenomenally successful, but we promised that it would only be available for a limited time and so we will be retiring Terry’s Alzheimer’s T-shirt at the end of November. Many thanks to everyone who has shown their support for this fantastic cause!
With Great Pleasure is the Radio 4 programme which asks celebrity guests to share with an audience some of the pieces of writing which have influenced, comforted and entertained them over the years. The Christmas edition is always a special treat and this year we are particularly pleased and proud that the much-loved writer Terry Pratchett will be presenting his…Read more
At last some progress is being made on Unseen Academicals since we got through the making of the BBC2 documentary and all the alternative calls on my time that seemed to have filled the past year. Today, for example, I have nothing to do but write and Rob and I were just mentioning how odd it is to have a…Read more
I’m here today because you asked me to come. I’m not here as a Tory, a Liberal or a Socialist. My politics have always been “Against the Government”. Sorry, I became a journalist at an early stage, and some of it sticks. You invited me here not because I’ve written 43 best selling books in the past 25 years, but…Read more
Report on Terry’s upcoming address to the Conservative Party Conference. Terry Pratchett OBE, has accepted an invitation from Shadow Minister for Health Stephen O’Brien MP to address the Conservative Party on Monday 29th September. Mr Pratchett is a prolific writer of what has been termed ‘fantasy-satire’. He is most famous for his Discworld series which runs to 36 novels, and…Read more
The smallest island book shop and the Nation’s largest bookshop joined forces to launch Terry Pratchett’s new novel, NATION, at special events held on Saturday 13th September. NATION is set on a small desert island and challenges the way we think about cultural identity, nationhood and the history of civilisation. To reflect the book’s setting and story, Random House Children’s…Read more
Our prize draw proved to be very successful to say the least, but there could only be one winner of the coveted UK Nation proof. Therefore, we were all very excited when Terry drew the name from the hat and…. CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRSTEN HOLLINGDALE! You are our winner and your signed proof is already on its way to you. Thanks…Read more
With the publication of Nation less than 24 hours away, Terry’s first signing engagement was to work his way through our mountain of stock. He will also be pulling the name of our lucky winner out of his hat tomorrow morning when we will announce who has won our UK signed proof. Later in the day we will be heading…Read more
Terry has written an article on his experience with Alzheimer’s for the News of the World. You can read it HERE and also see Terry on a special BBC Panorama programme ‘The NHS Postcode: It Could Be You’ tomorrow (Monday 18th) at 8.30pm.
Folks, To those that want to know, it would be true to say that my life right now is occasional short periods of writing interspersed and interrupted with requests for interviews. As my UK readers will know, merely catching a variant of Alzheimer’s has propelled me onto more prestigious chat show sofas than I have ever seen in 25 years…Read more