Caught this on Sky One here in the UK over the last two nights and I must say I was really rather impressed by it – while I haven’t read the book in quite a while, I think it did a good job of bringing the magic of Discworld ‘to life’ so to speak, even if there was one or two niggling things about it that I wish they had changed.
Just wondered if anyone else had watched it and what they thought of it – I’m not sure whether the Sky One showing was its ‘world premier’, or whether it has been shown in other countries yet (or if it is even going to be - although it managed to pull in over 2 million viewers, which according to my sources* is the second largest viewing figure for a programme on Sky One ever - so it might turn some other networks heads...)
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about – Hogfather was a televised version of the book by the same name, which was written by an English author named Terry Pratchett. If you like fantasy books, and enjoy a good laugh, then I recommend reading some of his earlier stuff!
* Disclaimer - said 'sources' are about as reliable as the public transport system here in England. If you've ever had the bad luck to visit here (or, worst luck - live here) then you'll know what I mean.