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.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Going Postal (Other official name)
- Laugh track
- 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
- Upcoming repeats