A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
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 Drumknott (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Miss Cripslock (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Crispin Horsefry (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Spools (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Stanley Howler (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Pump (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Pump (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Gryle (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Sergeant Angua (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Postman (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Groat (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Ridcully (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Moist Von Lipwig (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Lord Vetinari (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Adora Belle Dearheart (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Reacher Gilt (2 episodes, 2010)
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Based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it's he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years. Written by Richard Johnson

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Trivia

Not being a professional actor, Terry Pratchett apparently had some difficulty in his small walk-on role and, in his own words, "needed six takes to master the tricky task of walking across the room". See more »

Goofs

When Groat stamps the letter, we see the letter in closeup as he bangs the stamp down in the very corner of the envelope. In the next shot, from a different angle, the stamp is in a different place on the envelope. See more »

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Ridcully: [entering Lord Vetinari's office] This had better be important. I'm in the middle of an experiment.
Lord Vetinari: Involving a knife and fork, no doubt.
Ridcully: [sighing] I don't expect a layman to understand the pressures of university life.
Lord Vetinari: Incredible though it may seem, we've found a practical use for one of your magical devices.
Ridcully: Have you?
Lord Vetinari: The object in question is, um...
[Lord Vetinari looks at Drumknott]
Drumknott: An omniscope, my lord.
Lord Vetinari: Enabling us to see things at a distance, I believe.
Ridcully: The omniscope is a highly complex, ...
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Crazy Credits

The author of the book on which this miniseries is based, Terry Pratchett, is credited in the opening credits of both parts with the line '"Mucked About" by Terry Pratchett' See more »

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Follows Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006) See more »

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So far, the best of the Sky/Pratchett adaptations
20 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did like Hogfather and Colour of Magic too, but what made me like Going Postal best of all was that it was more solid in especially the story, pacing and acting departments. Not that the other two were bad in those categories, but they did have characters that weren't explored as well as they could have been or there were moments of sluggish pacing or forced dialogue.

Going Postal could have easily had those problems but it didn't really. Of all the Sky/Pratchett adaptations it is the best paced overall, while the story even with the changes is compelling and the writing is playful and witty on the whole.

The costumes are colourful and beautiful, and the sets and scenery are also stunning and the effects in general are above average though I wasn't crazy about the Banshee. The photography does very well to capture these lovely visuals, while the music is very good and the direction credible enough.

The cast I feel is the best yet. Charles Dance, Richard Coyle and Steve Pemberton turn in great performances, and Claire Foy is also appealing and David Suchet is an interesting Gilt.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and while I liked all three Sky/Pratchett adaptations this one was the best. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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