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Series 1, Episode 8 - Better To Light A Candle

The Watch. Image shows from L to R: Sam Vimes (Richard Dormer), Lady Sybil Ramkin (Lara Rossi)
Carcer's got everything he needs to control the Noble Dragon and destroy Ankh-Morpork. With hysteria on the streets and DEATH preparing for a very busy day, can The Watch, this band of misfits, step up and save the city from annihilation?

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st July 2021
BBC iPlayer
43 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 2nd September 2021 9:45pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Richard Dormer Sam Vimes
Marama Corlett Corporal Angua
Adam Hugill Constable Carrot
Jo Eaton-Kent Constable Cheery
Lara Rossi Lady Sybil Ramkin
Sam Adewunmi (as Samuel Adewunmi) Carcer Dun
Anna Chancellor Lord Vetinari
Bianca Simone Mannie (as Bianca Mannie) Wonse
Ingrid Oliver Doctor Cruces
Craig MacRae Death
Natalie Walsh Goblin #4
Wendell Pierce Death (Voice)
Matt Berry Gawain (Voice)
Guest cast
Ruth Madeley Throat Dibbler
Jane De Wet Alice Band
Tarrynn Wyngaard Sally the Vampire
Russell Crous Cliff the Identity Thief
Fadzai Simango Clinkerbelle
Writing team
Simon Allen Writer
Ella Tayler Baron Script Editor
Terry Pratchett Original Characters
Production team
Emma Sullivan Director
Johann Knobel Producer
Hilary Salmon Executive Producer
Ben Donald Executive Producer
Rob Wilkins Executive Producer
Richard Stokes Executive Producer
Craig Viveiros Executive Producer
Simon Allen Executive Producer
Marisa Sonemann Turner Line Producer
Steffan Morris Line Producer
Benjamin Gerstein Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Christa Schamberger Casting Director
Victor Jenkins Casting Director
Andy Brierley Casting Director
Colleen Kelsall Costume Designer
Dihantus Engelbrecht Costume Designer
Amanda Ross-McDonald Make-up Designer
Russ Davies Composer
Emlyn Nield Graphics
Trevor Brown Director of Photography
Carlos Catalan Director of Photography
Simon Damast 1st Assistant Director
Tony Gibson Sound Designer
Guy Murray-Brown 1st Assistant Director

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