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Postby DaveC » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:01 pm

Will buy it next week

a) So I can use my 20% off WHSmiths voucher active from Monday
b) Because I am on holiday to my missus' family in Norfolk from Friday and her little brothers will enjoy the Tardis sound effect inside.

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Postby pip » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:06 pm

How did you get 20% off. Jammy sod.
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Postby DaveC » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:11 pm

pip wrote:How did you get 20% off. Jammy sod.


They were giving away vouchers at the till last time I was there. Sometimes I have seen them scan the vouchers at the till and not bother to give them to the customer. :?
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Postby pip » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:25 pm

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Postby deldaisy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:43 pm

DaveC wrote:Will buy it next week

a) So I can use my 20% off WHSmiths voucher active from Monday
b) Because I am on holiday to my missus' family in Norfolk from Friday and her little brothers will enjoy the Tardis sound effect inside.

:D


Wha? Wha? What book has the tardis sound effect? :shock:
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Postby DaveC » Thu May 19, 2011 12:12 pm

deldaisy wrote:
DaveC wrote:Will buy it next week

a) So I can use my 20% off WHSmiths voucher active from Monday
b) Because I am on holiday to my missus' family in Norfolk from Friday and her little brothers will enjoy the Tardis sound effect inside.

:D


Wha? Wha? What book has the tardis sound effect? :shock:


That was SFX a month ago...




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Postby Anilori » Fri May 20, 2011 9:20 pm

I have this one ! ^^ It was the first thing I did when arriving at St Pancras Station last month, search for a WH Smith and find SFX Magazine because I knew there was a feature about the City Watch TV series in it. As it turned out, it was only about half a page long, and it was a bit awkward to discreetly search for it in the shop when the magazine went vworp vworp every time I opened it :oops:

... I bought it all the same...
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Postby DaveC » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:44 pm

Thought I'd atop this as it's getting mentioned in the Academical's thread. Also in case any of our recent newcomers hadn't heard. :)
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:57 pm

I'll support Sean Pertwee as Vimes. Originally I thought Pete Postlethwaite, but Vimes isn't a Zombie, so that's out the window.

Sybil is over 40 so there might be a problem if they tried to bring in a young woman to play her, also I see her as Junoesque, rather than slim.

I think it is going to be interesting, so many of us have firm ideas in our heads as to how the characters look, so casting could become a minefield!

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:03 pm

Hey Vena! Good to see you again! :D

I think the casting for these roles are likely to be very difficult. Vimes in particular is going to be controversial whoever gets the part.

How about David Jason? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:03 pm

Anilori wrote:I have this one ! ^^ It was the first thing I did when arriving at St Pancras Station last month, search for a WH Smith and find SFX Magazine because I knew there was a feature about the City Watch TV series in it. As it turned out, it was only about half a page long, and it was a bit awkward to discreetly search for it in the shop when the magazine went vworp vworp every time I opened it :oops:

... I bought it all the same...


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Postby DaveC » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:06 pm

Thought you were up on the whole thing as you read everthing?!?! :lol:

I want more news! :x :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:15 pm

Just found this, published in March 2011:

Terry Pratchett has signed a deal with Prime Focus Productions to bring the 'City Watch' subset of his Discworld novels to television. The deal will allow for an ongoing TV series featuring new adventures and episodes based on the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, commanded by Sam Vimes and made up of a mixed group of humans, trolls, werewolves, vampires, zombies, golems and dwarfs. Exactly how this will work - whether they'll start with an adaptation of Guards! Guards! or a new introduction - is unclear at present.

Pratchett was working with the BBC on a similar project a few years ago (hence why none of the 'City Watch' books have been optioned by Sky for their TV movie adaptations) but pulled out after the BBC refused to allow him a say in the running of the series. It's unclear if a broadcaster is interested in the new project, but given that the head of Prime previously worked on the Sky adaptations, we can guess that Sky will at least give it a look.

Meanwhile, the next Sky novel adaptation, Unseen Academicals, starts shooting in the near future. Pratchett's next Discworld novel, Snuff, comes out in October.



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Postby deldaisy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:19 pm

Bloody BBC! Bet they let the producers of Dr Who have all the say they want! :evil:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:20 pm

Well, yeah. Coz Doctor Who is gonna make 'em gazillions.
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