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

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2010
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

On Discworld, arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig is made Postmaster of Ankh-Morpork's rundown Postal Service. Stars Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Charles Dance, Claire Foy, Steve Pemberton and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2010
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
2 (1 series)
Creator
Terry Pratchett
Stars
Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Charles Dance, Claire Foy, Steve Pemberton, Andrew Sachs, Tamsin Greig, John Henshaw and more
Writers
Terry Pratchett, Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti
Director
Jon Jones
Producers
Sue De Beauvoir, Rod Brown and Ian Sharples
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Going Postal
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 30th May 2010 at 6pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 29th December 2021 at 8:00am on Sky Max - Episode 2
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021 at 9:00am on Sky Max - Episode 1
  • Wednesday 22nd December 2021 at 10:30am on Sky Max - Episode 2

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