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Subject: Pratchett on TV - finally!
Date Posted: 3/2/2009 9:36 PM ET
Member Since: 1/2/2008
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My calendar is marked!

For those of you who get ION TV .....

From http://finance.yahoo.com/news/

(posted on Yahoo Feb 10th – I’m behind on my reading <g>)

Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic Set to Make U.S. Television Premiere on ION Television

Rescheduled from November 23 Four-Hour Event Starring Sean Astin, Tim Curry and David Jason, To Premiere Sunday, March 22

Tuesday February 10, 2009, 8:30 am EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ION Television, the “Positively Entertaining” general entertainment network available to over 94 million homes, and RHI Entertainment, the leader in the production and distribution of groundbreaking movies, miniseries and series for television, today announced the U.S. television premiere of The Color of Magic, a four-hour production premiering on ION Television on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

 

Based on the first two books in best-selling author Terry Pratchett’s hugely popular Discworld series, The Color of Magic stars Oscar nominee Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Toy Soldiers, Rudy), Emmy nominee Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Kinsey) and David Jason (RHI’s Hogfather). Additionally, Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox (Bourne trilogy, Running with Scissors) serves as the narrator and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars Episodes II and III) takes on the vocal role of Death.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 7:23 PM ET
Member Since: 5/22/2008
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I just discovered the forums, so I am bummed that I missed this:(   I am hooked on Pratchett and he is such a visual writer I am surprised we have not seen more of his stuff. I searched Amazon and The Wyrd Sisters animated movie was there, with mixed reviews.  Also, Hogfather is on sale at Amazon for $9.99, which got good reviews from the viewers. I haven't read that one yet.

We are a "rabbit ears" family with a digital converter box (no cable) and get 4 ION channels in quite clearly (I'm sure it was the main ION for Colour of Magic). I will keep my eye out for it now! (FYI Titantv.com gives you TV listings for the digital channels as well as the analog if you are low-tech in the TV dept.)

Thanks for the post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/24/2006
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For anyone interested, this came out today on DVD.