Wyrd Sisters (TV series)

Summary

Wyrd Sisters
GenreFantasy, comedy, animation
Created byTerry Pratchett
Jimmy Hibbert
Directed byJean Flynn[1]
StarringJane Horrocks
June Whitfield
Annette Crosbie
Christopher Lee
Rob Rackstraw
Eleanor Bron
Les Dennis
Jimmy Hibbert
ComposersKeith Hopwood
Phil Bush
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Production
Running time140 min.
Release
Original release18 May 1997 (1997-05-18) –
22nd June 1997
Chronology
Preceded bySoul Music
Followed byTerry Pratchett's Hogfather

Wyrd Sisters is a six-part animated television adaptation of the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett, produced by Cosgrove Hall Films, and first broadcast on 18 May 1997. It was the second film adaptation of an entire Discworld novel (following the Welcome to the Discworld short, which was based on a fragment of the 1991 novel Reaper Man, and the Soul Music series).

Plot

Wyrd Sisters, the 6-episode television animated fantasy-comedy series closely follows the plot of the novel, which features three witches: Granny Weatherwax; Nanny Ogg, matriarch of a large tribe of Oggs, who owns the most evil cat in the world, (Greebo); and Magrat Garlick, the junior witch, who firmly believes in occult jewellery, even though none of it works.

King Verence I of Lancre is murdered by his cousin, Duke Felmet, and the King's crown and a baby are given by an escaping servant to the three witches. The witches hand the crown and the child to a troupe of travelling actors, acknowledging that destiny will eventually take its course and Tomjon will grow up to defeat Duke Felmet.

However, the kingdom is angry and doesn't want to wait 18 years so the witches move it forward in time. Meanwhile, the duke has decided to get a play written and performed that is favourable to him so he sends the court jester to Ankh-Morpork to recruit the same travelling (now stationary) company that Tomjon is in.

The only problem is that Tomjon does not want to be king.

Cast and characters

Main

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Episode 1"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:
Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
18th May 1997 (18th May 1997)
2"Episode 2"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:
Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
25th May 1997 (25th May 1997)
3"Episode 3"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:
Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
1st June 1997 (1st June 1997)
4"Episode 4"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:
Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
8th June 1997 (8th June 1997)
5"Episode 5"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:
Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
15th June 1997 (15th June 1997)
6"Episode 6"Jean Flynn
Assistant And
Animation Director
:
John Offord
Story By:Terry Pratchett
Screenplay By:
Jimmy Hibbert
22nd June 1997 (22nd June 1997)

Production

Development

The series is based on Terry Pratchett's book Wyrd Sisters in his novel series Discworld. The first episode was released on 18th May 1997, and further episodes were released weekly until the sixth and final one has aired on 22nd June. Wyrd Sisters was also broadcast as a film that ran for two hours and 20 minutes.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Wyrd Sisters (TV Miniseries) (1997)".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Guide, British Comedy. "Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters cast and crew credits". British Comedy Guide (in British English). Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  3. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Wyrd Sisters - C4 Comedy Drama". British Comedy Guide (in British English). Retrieved 2021-02-09.

External links

  • Wyrd Sisters at IMDb