Folks, I had a lovely letter the other day from a very religious lady concerned about my health. She said that I should consider my Alzheimer’s a gift from God. Frankly, I would have preferred a sweater… Coming back from the North American Discworld Convention has hardly been a rest and so my own personal con report and additional thanks…Read more
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…Read more
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!
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
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 :…Read more
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