Terry Pratchett's The Colour Of Magic. Image shows from L to R: Rincewind (David Jason), Trymon (Tim Curry), Twoflower (Sean Astin). Copyright: The Mob Film Co.

Terry Pratchett's The Colour Of Magic

Sky One comedy drama adapting the first Discworld books. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons and others.

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Discworld: revisiting the Sky adaptations

By the third one, Sky's Discworld adaptations really started to work. With a new series in development, one fan revisits them...

Andrew Blair, Den Of Geek, 20th March 2018

A star-studded adaptation of a Terry Pratchett Discworld novel, first shown last year, elaborates on the author's belief that fantasy is not only about wizards but also about "seeing the world from a different perspective". With some impressive special effects, the story tells of Rincewind (David Jason), a failed wizard, who acts as a guide to Discworld's first ever tourist, the naïve Twoflower (Sean Astin). It's a journey that has the pair battling druid mercenaries, bad wizards and trolls as Rincewind tries to get the better of his nemesis, Trymon (Tim Curry). Christopher Lee, Brian Cox and David Bradley also feature in the cast.

Simon Horsford, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2009