Terry Pratchett's Eric
Terry Pratchett's Eric

Terry Pratchett's Eric

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2013
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel. 13-year-old demonologist Eric wants power, women and immortality - instead he has Rincewind. Stars Mark Heap, Will Howard, Geoffrey Whitehead, Robert Blythe and Rick Warden

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Creator
Terry Pratchett
Stars
Mark Heap, Will Howard, Geoffrey Whitehead, Robert Blythe and Rick Warden
Writer
Robin Brooks
Director
Jonquil Panting
Producer
Jonquil Panting
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Terry Pratchett's Discworld on Radio

Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 6th March 2013 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th March 2013 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 15th March 2019 at 12:00am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Thursday 14th March 2019 at 6:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Thursday 14th March 2019 at 12:00am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 3

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