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Going Postal (TV Miniseries)

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Original title
Going Postal
Year
Running time
185 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Bev Doyle, Richard Kurti (Novel: Terry Pratchett)
Music
John Lunn
Cinematography
Gavin Finney
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by Sky 1; All3Media International / KSM Film
Genre
TV Series. Fantasy. Comedy | TV Miniseries
Movie Groups
Terry Pratchett Adaptations
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Synopsis / Plot
As with many of the Discworld novels, the story takes place in Ankh-Morpork, a powerful city-state based on the historical and modern settings of various metropolises like London or New York City. The protagonist of the story is Moist von Lipwig, a skilled con artist who was to be hanged for his crimes, but saved at the very last moment by the cunning and manipulative Patrician Havelock Vetinari, who has Moist's death on the scaffold faked.

Going Postal is Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel, released in the United Kingdom on September 25, 2004. Unusually for a Discworld novel, Going Postal is divided into chapters, previously only seen in the children's books and the Science of Discworld series. These chapters begin with a synopsis of philosophical themes, in a similar manner to some Victorian novels and, notably, to Jules Verne stories. The title refers to both the contents of the novel, as well as to the term 'going postal'.
Awards
2010: Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards: Best Photography
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