Terry Pratchett's Going Postal. Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle). Copyright: The Mob Film Co.

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal

Sky One comedy drama the postal service of Discworld. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2010. Stars Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Charles Dance, Claire Foy and others.

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal

On Discworld, arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig is made Postmaster of Ankh-Morpork's rundown Postal Service

Comedy Drama
Sky One
2   (1 series)
Terry Pratchett
Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Charles Dance, Claire Foy, Steve Pemberton, Andrew Sachs, Tamsin Greig, John Henshaw and others
Terry Pratchett, Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti
Jon Jones
Sue De Beauvoir

A TV comedy drama adaptation of Going Postal, the then most successful novel in the "Discworld" comic fantasy series by Terry Pratchett. The magical Discworld is flat and resting on the backs of four elephants which are in turn standing on the back of Great A'Tuin, a giant star turtle of unknown gender.

Going Postal is the story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart (Claire Foy). A life long travelling con-artist, Lipwig's crimes finally catch up with him in Ankh-Morpork, the largest city on the Disc. Faced with death by hanging, Lipwig is spared by the city's ruler Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance), who sees him as the perfect man for the role of Postmaster in the decrepit Ankh-Morpork post office.

Faced with an almost impossible task, and making an immediate enemy of bloodthirsty tyrant Reacher Gilt (David Suchet), owner of the rival money-hungry Grand Trunk Clacks communication monopoly, Lipwig's first instinct is to run. That is until he meets the spellbinding Adora. Captivated by her beauty and brains, Lipwig will try anything to win her affections... little knowing the part he has played in her family's downfall.

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Also known as
  • Going Postal (Other official name)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 30th May 2010 on Sky One at 6pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 31st May 2010 on Sky One at 6pm
Length of episodes
120 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 21st December 2020 at 8:00am

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