Following the critical and ratings success of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and The Colour of Magic, Sky1 HD and Sky1 now brings GOING POSTAL to spectacular life. One of Sir Terry Pratchett’s most popular Discworld novels, GOING POSTAL is a lavish two part adaptation exclusive to Sky1 HD and Sky1 transmitting at the end of May 2010.
An adventure story filled with romance and revenge GOING POSTAL features an all star British cast that includes Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia, Coupling) as Moist Von Lipwig, David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) as Reacher Gilt, Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Bleak House) as Lord Vetinari, and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) as Adora Belle Dearheart. Joining them are Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville) as Drumknott, Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers) as Groat, Timothy West (Bleak House, Brass), Ian Bonar as Stanley, and Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books) as Miss Cripslock.
GOING POSTAL is the story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart. A life long travelling con-artist, Lipwig’s crimes finally catch up with him in the town of Ankh-Morpork. About to face death by hanging, Lord Vetinari spares Ligwig, seeing in him 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 (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. Is their romance forever doomed?
Sir Terry Pratchett’s 33rd discworld novel, GOING POSTAL was released in 2004 and shortlisted for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. The drama was filmed on location in Budapest, Hungary, which provided a beautiful, atmospheric backdrop to Ankh-Morphork, the epic fantasy world created by Pratchett.