Terry Pratchett's Eric.

Terry Pratchett's Eric

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Mark Heap, Will Howard, Geoffrey Whitehead, Robert Blythe and Rick Warden.

Terry Pratchett's Eric

Adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel. 13-year-old demonologist Eric wants power, women and immortality - instead he has Rincewind

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Terry Pratchett
Mark Heap, Will Howard, Geoffrey Whitehead, Robert Blythe and Rick Warden
Robin Brooks
Jonquil Panting
Jonquil Panting

Set on Discworld, a magical world which is flat, resting on the backs of four elephants standing on the shell of a giant turtle, Eric is the ninth book in the comic fantasy series and a pardoy of the story of Faust.

Rincewind (Mark Heap), the Disc's most cowardly and incompetent wizard, and his fearsome Luggage, are trapped in the Hellish "Dungeon Dimensions". But then they suddenly find themselves summoned by a demonologist who wants three things: to rule the world, to meet the most beautiful women in history, and to live forever.

Sadly, Rincewind is unable to provide any of these, and annoyingly for Rincewind it turns out that this fearsome demonologist, Eric Thursley, is a 13-year-old kid with a talking parrot. However, because of the way Rincewind was summoned, Rincewind ends up being able to give Eric his wishes - not that they end up being as great as Eric hoped.

Production Details

Part of

Terry Pratchett's Discworld on Radio

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 6th March 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th March 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 15th March 2019 at 12:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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