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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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