On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:32:32 +0100, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:20:50 +0100, Mike Ruddock
Post by Mike Ruddock
According to the Radio Times, BBC 2 is tonight presenting two episodes
of an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's story "The Watch".
From what RT says this seems likely to be a travesty, You are warned.
There are some interesting members of the cast: the voice of Detritus is
that of Ralph Ineson (deep, gravelly) and Lord Vetinari is played by
Duck Face from 4 Weddings (Anna Chncellor). This is interesting and will
either be a major triumph of casting or a complete disaster.
Poor Anna Chancellor. That film branded a perfectly nice, very
talented actress with an undeserved but unforgettable nick-name.
I don't have a TV but I'll be interested to hear what others think of
I was keen to watch it and although we were surprised and not
impressed with the casting I wanted to give it a second change so we
watched the first 2 episodes. I think they are all on BBC3.
Vetinari was just wrong. Vimes was the least bad casting, but not
good. Sybil was a joke. Cherie was a male and obvious transvestite,
missing the whole point. And to come back to Sybil..oh dear no. And
Anguila was wrong too. And they got her ability wrong. And no Nobby!
And Detritus was wrong too. The stories were changed. The Assasins'
guild, thieves' guild and Unseen University were all wrong too. B
still hasn't forgiven me for making him watch a second episode.