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Discworld Monthly - Issue 274 - December 2019

Issue 274

1. Editorial

Welcome to the very last newsletter of 2019 - I've personally only got two working days left this year and plan to see the last week of the year out in the company of good friends. All of us at Discworld Monthly wish you a very happy Hogswatch and a prosperous new year.

See you all in 2020 - The Year of the Condescending Carp!

Jason

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1.1 Important Information

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1.2 Submissions

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Have you been to see a play or a Discworld related event and want to write a review about it?

Then get writing! We are always on the lookout for exclusive articles and reviews to share with our readers so don't hesitate, email us today with the subject Article/Review at

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The deadline for submissions to issue 275 of Discworld Monthly is Monday 20th January 2020.

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2. News

2.1 Good Omens on BBC TWO and Award News

The BBC have finally announced that Good Omens will have the terrestrial premiere of Episode One on BBC Two on Wednesday 15th January at 9pm until 9.50pm.

Note : Currently the BBC website is stating BBC Two EXCEPT Wales

Until the official full listings come online, we will not have confirmation of when viewers in Wales will get to see it.

Either way it will be available on BBC IPlayer shortly afterwards.

Good Omens recently won an award - It won Favourite On Demand Show at the TV Times Awards earlier this month. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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2.2 Neil Gaiman and Friends on BBC Radio

We wouldn't normally tell you about Neil Gaiman's exploits on radio but this one has a distinct injection of Terry in it.

Neil recently had a night of readings, conversation and song at the Barbican, London which was recorded for BBC Radio

Titled Playing in the Dark, Neil Gaiman and the BBC symphony orchestra, it is getting two outings over the Christmas period.

Firstly it is being played on BBC Radio 3 on 23rd December at 7.30pm in its entirety. The event is 2 hours and 28 minutes long.

BBC Radio Four have an edited version of the event split into two parts.

Part one (57 mins) will be played on Christmas day at 6am on BBC Four with Part Two (57 mins) being played on New Year's Day at 3pm

Featuring Amanda Palmer, David Tennant Simon Butteriss and the BBC Symphony orchestra, Playing in the Dark has Neil weaving his dystopian visions with music to thrill and excite the senses.

Amanda Palmer sings A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square and also reads Neil's poem The Mushroom Hunters, Simon Butteriss sings The Nightmare Song from Iolanthe and David Tennant reads from Good Omens.

Both versions will be available on the BBC Sounds app shortly after broadcast.

BBC Radio 3 - Full Show

bbc.co.uk

BBC Radio FOUR - Part One

bbc.co.uk

BBC Radio FOUR - Part Two

bbc.co.uk

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2.3 The Watch Casting Update.

As we exclusively revealed last month Hakeem Kae-Kazim is playing Captain John Keel so here is a round up of the latest cast.

Anna Chancellor is playing Lord Vetinari.

James Fleet is playing The Archchancellor (they don't say which one)

Ingrid Oliver is playing Doctor Cruces (head of the Assassins Guild)

Ruth Madeley is playing Throat - The cities best snitch

Bianca Simone Mannie is playing Wonse, a wizard.

From the press release:

Anna Chancellor says: "It's been so exciting to join such a wonderfully creative team - from writer Simon Allen to the stunning production design and a truly talented group of actors - to help realise Terry Pratchett's brilliantly anarchic yet strangely real and moving world. With the combining characteristics of Dracula and Elvis - Lord Vetinari has sprung to life in the most alarmingly joyful way"

James Fleet says: "I'm delighted to be playing the Archchancellor. I think the writing and design catch the spirit of Terry Pratchett's work and create a world of jeopardy and humour."

Ingrid Oliver says: "It's a joy to be part of The Watch and take on the role of Doctor Cruces. She's such a fascinating character and pretty badass."

Ruth Madeley says: "I'm so excited to be part of a world that Sir Terry Pratchett created. The character of Throat was male in the original books so for the team to cast me was extra exciting. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Throat develops and what mischief she can bring."

Directors Brian Kelly and Emma Sullivan have now been announced, joining Craig Viverios.

The Watch series is being made by BBC America and will consist of 7a episodes. Its currently being filmed in South Africa.

This update means the cast list currently looks like this.

Richard Dormer - Samuel Vimes

Marama Corlett - Angua

Sam Adewunmi - Carcer

Jo Eaton-Kent - Cheery

Adam Hugill - Carrot

Lara Rossi - Lady Sybil Ramkin

Hakeem Kae-Kazim - Keel

Anna Chancellor - Lord Vetinari.

James Fleet - The Archchancellor

Ingrid Oliver - Doctor Cruces

Ruth Madeley - Throat

Bianca Simone Mannie - Wonse.

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2.4 Troll Bridge - The Final Final Final Chapter

By Jason Anthony-Rowlands

The epic Troll Bridge story continues onwards. The guys at Snowgum Films really expected to be shipping DVDs and Blu-Rays by now but unfortunately things, in the Troll Bridge universe are never quite that simple. It turns out that due to regional differences etc they need to produce several versions of the discs. Which is causing some headaches.

The team are desperately trying to lock down the final edit of the making of documentary which weighs in at around four hours the last I heard.

Rest assured the team are hard at it and the physical media will get sent out in 2020.

If your donation included access to the screening are you should have recently been contacted with information about how to access the streaming area.

The ability to back the production has now been terminated. If you haven't already backed the project it is now too late to do it. Finally after 17 years Troll Bridge is complete.

Head over to trollbridge.film for more information.

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2.5 A new Podcast from Bernard Pearson - And then he said to me.

Bernard Pearson and Rob Wilkins sat down in the Chapel (The name of Terry's office) and recorded their thoughts and memories of Terry. You can hear all about them in "And then he said to me" the new hour long "Hogswatch Special" podcast.

It is hugely entertaining and full of anecdotes and wonderful stories.

You can listen to it free at: andhesaidtome.buzzsprout.com

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2.6 Book/Calendar Release News

Four releases on the radar currently for 2020.

In February we can expect the Paperback edition of Good Omens the Script Book. THis appears to be a paperback of the white edition of the Script book with the additional deleted scenes included.

Price 7.99GBP

In April a new academic look at Terry's books will be coming out.

Terry Pratchett's Ethical Worlds: Essays on Identity and Narrative in Discworld is edited by Kristin Noone and Emily Lavin Leveret

This collection of essays uses inventiveness and creation as a thematic core to combine normally disparate themes, such as science fiction studies, the effect of collaborative writing and shared authorship, steampunk aesthetics, productive modes of "ownership," intertextuality, neomedievalism and colonialism, adaptations into other media, linguistics and rhetorics, and coming of age as an act of free will.

Price 43.50GBP in the UK and 39.95USD in the US

In July we are really looking forward to Marc Burrow's Biography called The Magic of Terry Pratchett. Published by Pen and Sword, word on the street is that it will be launched around the 20th July. Not available to pre-order just yet.

In August a new collection of short stories by various authors will be published by Puffin books.

The Puffin Book of Funny Stories has stories and extracts from best-loved classic authors Joan Aiken, Terry Pratchett, Dick King-Smith, Rebecca Elliott, Humza Arshad, Henry White, Julian Clary, Sam Copeland and other contemporary writers.

Price 7.99GBP in the UK

Also in August is the 2021 Discworld Calendar. Currently the theme and artist is unknown but if you are an early bird you can preorder it now.

Price 14.99GBP in the UK

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2.7 Llamedos Holiday Camp News

Llamedos Holiday Camp will be happening in Llanelli, South Wales Fri 6th March until Sun 8th March (midnight) .

A very limited number of day and weekend tickets are still available for Llamedos Holiday Camp.

To get yours head over to llamedosholidaycamp.com

Llamedos Holiday Camp have ordered a quantity of pre-order products and many have already taken advantage of the pre-orders. The initial batch of pre-orders have now been sent to those that choose to have their products sent. The Purple Coats will pack the rest and take your products to either Hogswatch or Llamedos depending on which option you choose at the checkout.

Don't delay in getting your Pre-Event merchandise ordered. They have ordered a limited number of extra t-shirts in various sizes so it's vital that you order soon to guarantee you get the size you want. Whatever items are left over will be available to purchase at Llamedos but they may not be able to guarantee a full selection of sizes by then.

Traders wanted!

They have asked me to pass on some information to people interested in trading at the event.

You will need to check out llamedosholidaycamp.com and then email the team.

Auction Items

Llamedos Holiday Camp will be raising money for two charities. Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary and R.I.C.E. with all the proceeds from the charity auction being split between the two.

If you have an item you wish to donate to the auction, please email the team at with the subject "Auction".

REMINDER for Attendees who are staying at the Diplomat Hotel.

The Diplomat Hotel will be taking payment for your rooms on the 15th January. Please ensure you have the funds available.

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2.8 Scheibenwelt Convention 2021

The next Scheibenwelt Convention will take place from the 6th - 9th May 2021 at Jugendburg Ludwigstein, 37214 Witzenhausen, Deutschland and the theme is Genua.

For more information head over to: scheibenwelt-convention.de


3. DiscTrivia

This month, Jason is asking questions from The Ankh-Morpork Archives.

Q1.What is the JCR at the Unseen University?
Q2.Who was the head of Viper House in the Assassins' Guild?
Q3.What is the typical cry of the "Common" or "Jobbing Burglar"?
Q4.What happens to mail sent to 36 Chitterling Street?
Q5.Finish this Vetinari quote "Taxation is the art of getting the ..."?

The answers as usual can be found at the end of this issue.


4. Review: The Ankh-Morpork Archives

Review by: Jason Anthony-Rowlands

As the blurb on the back of the book states: "The Ankh-Morpork Archives (Volume 1) brings together four editions of the infamous Discworld Diaries into one deluxe, digitally re-mastered compendium".

The first volume contains the contents of: Unseen University (1998) , Assassins' Guild (2000) , Thieves' Guild (2002) and Post Office (2007) . The text was originally spread out throughout the books whereas this book brings them all together in one very neat package. While the text and images are the same. They have been reformatted to fit the new larger size book. I noticed that some images have been flipped due to repagination. The intro letters from the heads of guild have also been made to use fonts to make them appear more handwritten.

I found it fun to go through and read this book. Having all the information in one place makes it a whole lot easier and more likely to read. In the past I collected the diaries and took a quick look at them and them and then put them on the shelves and never read them again.

I really hope that the book is a success and will spawn more volumes.


5. Review: Troll Bridge Showing in Bristol.

By David Moger

This came as a bit of a surprise as it was not part of a film festival. This showing was a charity fundraiser for Alzheimer's research and the cost was as much as you wanted to pay.

It was at "The Exchange" in Bristol which is usually a music venue, and there was a long list of events in November which included "Troll Bridge"!

There was an appreciative audience of about 50 people who listened to probably the most uninspired introduction to any film ever. The bloke introducing it said "You probably know more about this than I do so here it is."

I'm sure you don't need me to describe the film. If you haven't seen it and have not backed the film you need to find a friend who has and get them to let you watch it. The landscapes are magnificent, Don Bridges IS Cohen the Barbarian, and the song is just brilliant. The individual trolls are great characters, and whether that is due to Terry's writing or the brilliant CGI, or both, I'll leave up to you to decide.

With such a lacklustre introduction it was not surprising that the start of the song at the end was masked by applause, and by a certain wife shouting "Shut up. Listen to the song", but she did the trick and we heard once again the full version of Martin Pearson's "The What Cohen Did Next Song".

All in all a mixed night, the film was as good as ever with a 4/10 for the venue and intro. However it was well worth it.


6. TERRY PRATCHETT'S VINYL DISCWORLD - Demon records

Written by Stephen Briggs (who wrote the sleeve notes) comments on the end product.

This is, it seems, a time of collectable treasures. Fans have already had the opportunity to invest in one, or more, of a range of luxurious editions of 'Good Omens'… I think there were/are five options? At a time when vinyl is enjoying a big revival, a number of audio dramas have also recently been issued in collector's vinyl editions.

I was pleased to see that the Discworld Series was recently included in the BBC's list of '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'. It seems only right then, that the seven Pratchett books dramatized by BBC Radio should now receive the vinyl treatment. These include "Mort", "Wyrd Sisters", "Guards! Guards!", "Eric", "Small Gods", "Night Watch" and the, non-Discworld, "Only You Can Save Mankind".

Demon Records have produced a boxed set of all seven, transferred onto 15 vinyl LPs.

Many of you will remember the original series, which featured an impressive cast which included such well-known voices as Anton Lesser, Sheila Hancock, Martin Jarvis, Melvyn Hayes, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings, Lynda Baron and Mark Heap

I should, I suppose, also mention that each drama's sleeve includes notes on the book written by me. I can't comment on the quality of those – but I can say I was very flattered to be asked to write them.

The collection arrives in a classy, substantial box decorated with a view of the Discworld map and A'Tuin. Inside is a cool card with a graphic combining Terry and his world. Then there are separate, illustrated sleeves for each drama. Each individual LP is stored within a further internal 'bag' (as they style them) and these contain portions of the Discworld map so that – should you wish, they could be laid out to form a complete map. That sort of nice attention to detail is what makes this look like a project someone has spent time and effort over.

The complete edition of 15 retails on Amazon for almost 180 GBP, which seemed a lot to me when I first heard. But on a per-disc basis, that's probably the going rate for vinyl?

It's a very cool set for completists and for those really do like their sound on vinyl.


7. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email Subject: Birthday

Belated December Greetings to : Pallas Jade, Martin Holloway, Sean Bell, Marita Arvaniti, Karlyanne Bantock, Gill Milford-Scott, Sharon O'Connor, Margaret Rouke, Charlotte Le Grys, James Serjeant, Hannah Boron, Roisin Rowlinson, Cathie McEvoy, Wendy Blaser, Paul Stevens, Andrew Knight, Nicole Landy, Kerri McCaffrey, Hilary Lucas, Sebastian Barwinek, Andy Loveridge, Marc Simonetti, Ian Whybrew, ,Rob Grundy, Susan Hagstrom, Dave Corne,

Happy December Greetings to: Amy Atkins, Tim Brown, Lau LeiaTortoise Twenteas, Ella Farley, Karen Stropkovic, Steve Lewis,Steve Himel, Issac Olding and Peter Helmer Madsen

On a personal note Happy Birthday to our middle son Callum as he turns 18 and to our eldest daughter Emily as she turns 21.

Happy January Greetings to :Carolanne Ellis-Brewer, Bev Greenhalgh, Chris Pendry, Nicole Henderson, Hannah Wright, Polly Bartlett, Steven Dean, Judy Hart, Gemma P, Iain Hallam, Stella Carter, Adam Barker, Gaynor Raby, Heather Wallace, Elaine Underwood, Andrew Nevill, Megan Lewis, Alison Cordingley, Andrew Norman (Mr Little Black Hen) John James Quilty, Lucie Zeale, Margaret Butler, Elaine Boot, Emma Spruce-Smith, Kathleen Nerat, Bambanella Brunigioni, Mitch Benn, Kristina Bell, Tim Williams, Julie Brown, Keith Stewart, Annette Brown, Muriel Lavender, Vicky Lear, Graham O'Mara, Wendy Green, Penny Wythes, Elizabeth Navi, Catherine Homer, Shaun Mansbridge.


8. Competition: Snuff and Raising Steam - Collectors Library Edition

This month we have copies of Snuff and Raising Steam to give away thanks to the generosity of Penguin Random House. These are the last two "adult" Discworld books to be given Joe McLaren covers. Which means for once as collectors we have almost a full set of books that are the same size and design. We just need to convince the children's team to follow suite for the Amazing Maurice and the Tiffany books.

In order to win these two fabulous hardbacks you need to answer the following question:

Q1.In what year was Snuff first published?

Send your answer along with your postal address to by Monday 20th January 2020.

Your address will only be used for sending out your prize should you be the lucky winner. Once prizes are sent out all address details will be destroyed. Entries received after the closing date or sent to any other address will be ignored. No more than one entry per person will be accepted - multiple entries will result in a ban from the competition. Failure to answer the questions or provide your postal address will prevent you from being entered into the competition. Answers to the questions must not be posted to any websites before the competition ends. The judges' decision is final. The competition is open to all readers.

The winner will be announced next issue.


9. Readers' Letters

If you have any letters or comments, please email them to

We assume any correspondence is eligible for use in the newsletter unless otherwise stated, including the sender's email address. We may edit your letters by throwing them off the top of the Nakatomi Tower. It is vitally important that you don't pass off other people's work as your own. If you use information from other resources please let us know so we can give proper credit.

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* From: "Jessica Yates"

Near the end of this it says her role in the Watch on TV was originally male - if that's a core role, does she mean Cheery Littlebottom - who is female? NO, I just checked DWM and she's not listed on the cast as currently known. Well. read this article anyway. Jessica

Ruth Madeley Interview

Rachel says - A press release came out on the 19th November with news of the additional cast. Ruth Madeley is playing Throat which we believe is a variant of C.M.O.T. Dibbler although they have the character described as "the city's best snitch, with a gang of freelance henchmen at her beck and call."

We did announce this on Facebook and on Twitter on the day the press release came out and in this issue of the newsletter.


10. Book/DVD/CD/Vinyl Recent and Future Releases

10.1 English Language Book Releases

UK Vinyl Release

Terry Pratchett's Vinyl Discworld Collector's Edition, Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Terry Pratchett's Vinyl Discworld is a 15LP vinyl audio book box set featuring seven BBC radio plays. Mort, Wyrd Sisters, Guards! Guards!, Eric, Small Gods, Night Watch and a bonus non-Discworld story Only You Can Save Mankind.

The stories are brought to life with music, sound effects and a large cast of actors including Anton Lesser, Sheila Hancock, Martin Jarvis, Melvyn Hayes, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patrick Barlow and Mark Heap - with Death, as ever, played by himself.

Now this beautifully illustrated, lavishly packaged vinyl box set presents seven thrilling BBC Radio dramatisations, presented on 15 pieces of heavyweight 180g Discswirl vinyl.

Each of the seven gatefold albums is stunningly illustrated and features specially commissioned sleeve notes by Stephen Briggs, along with full cast and credits.

Included within the artwork is a recreation of the Discworld map created across the 15 printed inner bags.The episodes 'Night Watch' and 'Only You Can Save Mankind' include themed etchings on Side B.

Also included is an exclusive framable print.

Priced at 179.99GBP, this will be released on the 29th November 2019.

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UK Book Releases

The Ankh-Morpork Archives Vol 1. Release date : 14th November 2019

The Ankh Morpork Archives got announced last month with a release date of 14th November 2019. R.R.P. is 25GBP and it will be published by Gollancz.

The publisher's blurb ..

"Think you know Ankh-Morpork? Think again.

In this top-secret guide, travellers will receive a first-hand experience of the real city. If you've ever wondered where Unseen University students wet their whistles (while managing to avoid their teachers doing the same) , or just what the Assassins' Guild constitutes a proper means of inhumation - there are standards to be upheld, after all - then this is the book for you.

That's right, have yourselves a peek into the inner workings of city's societies. Cut the chaff, glimpse behind the curtain, see how the sausage gets made . . . err, you get the idea.

Just don't let the Thieves' Guild catch you with this book. They won't appreciate their methods being flogged behind their back. Flogging's their job.

Completely revamped and redesigned, this full-colour book contains material from Discworld Diaries across the decades"

We know it has some additional bits written by Stephen Briggs and better quality images by Paul Kidby.

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Discworld Collector's Library Editions.

Snuff with cover by Joe McLaren due for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526499

ISBN-13: 978-0857526496

RRP 12.99

Raising Steam with cover by Joe McLaren deu for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526502

ISBN-13: 978-0857526502

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Coming in 2020

Good Omens Script Book Paperback

The Paperback edition is coming on the 6th February 2020 at 9.99GBP

The paperback edition of The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen and all the cut scenes.

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10.2 DVD/Blu-Ray/SteelBook/CD/Vinyl Releases - Updated to include Australia and New Zealand

Good Omens DVD/Blu-Ray/Steelbook

Currently you can pre-order the DVD, the Blu-ray and the Steel-Book from our affiliate link.

It's also available to a pre-order for the same price in a couple of other places that we don't have affiliate links for, but I am sure you all know how to use Google to find them.


11. Stage Productions

Whilst we would love to get to every event and play to write reviews and articles about them, we just don't have enough time, petrol and a wide enough spread of friends to borrow the couch for the night. But you, our wonderful readers do have the time, petrol and often don't need the couches as the event or play is on your doorstep!

We don't have English degrees here and you don't need one either to write something for Discworld Monthly!

PS. If you know of a play or event that we don't know about (shock horror) , email us. We like the surprise!

All submissions should be emailed to or

Don't forget to visit Pratchett Stage Productions for our most up-to-date list of stage productions.

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11.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

  • Wyrd Sisters in Reading, Berkshire, UK (Thursday 16th January - 25th January 2020)

11.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: UK] Progress Theatre presents Wyrd Sisters as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Progress Theatre,Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
Dates:Thursday 16th January - 25th January 2020
Times:Doors Open at 7.15pm - Sat Matinees, Doors opens at 2pm
Tickets:Adult 12GBP and Concessions 10GBP (plus booking fee)
Box office:ticketsource.co.uk
Website:Progress Theatre

13. Recurring Fan Meetings

By their very nature the listing of recurring fan meeting remains static. So we've moved the full listings to our website at Recurring Fan Meetings

The newsletter will only include any listings that are new or have changed within the last 30 days.


14. Small Ads

If you want to try to sell your unwanted / duplicate Discworld items to other fans (and its legal for you to do so) email us at with the subject "Ads" and a short description of what you have and how fans can contact you. Discworld Monthly only lists the ads and is not responsible for the contents, validity or reliability of the ads or the buyers and sellers.


15. The End

This month's issue is brought to you by rollercoasters, tinsel and the will power that is stopping Rachel from opening all the doors on her advent calendar in one hit.

The deadline for submissions to issue 275 of Discworld Monthly is Monday 20th January 2020.

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15.6 Trivia Answers

Q1.What is the JCR at the Unseen University?
A1.The JCR is also known as "The Junior Common Room".
 
Q2.Who was the head of Viper House in the Assassins' Guild?
A2.Mr Nivor.
 
Q3.What is the typical cry of the "Common" or "Jobbing Burglar"?
A3."You got me bang to rights, guv! Cor, stone the apples and pears!"
 
Q4.What happens to mail sent to 36 Chitterling Street?
A4.Letters will be held until the address reappears.
 
Q5.Finish this Vetinari quote "Taxation is the art of getting the ..."?
A5."... most milk for the least moo."
 
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15.7 Small Print

We make every effort we can to ensure the information in this newsletter is accurate and legal. All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners, whoever they may be. Discworld (R) is a registered trademark of the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett used under licence.

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15.8 Thanks

Thanks for reading this issue of 'Discworld Monthly'. We hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions for the future of this newsletter please email the editor :

15.9 The Final Word...

*Rachel here*

We may not be perfect designers, or award winning journalists but we do our best to keep you all entertained and informed about all things Terry. We do have some ethics though. We like our news to be current, up to date and factual with a solid source. We don't like posting rumours but occasionally the source it comes from is 98 percent solid so we will tell you it's a rumour and confirm it when we have a 100 percent confirmation. Our own articles are written by us for us only. You won't find articles from other publications here unless it's a formal press release about an adaptation, book release or event or something we actually wrote for someone else unless they begged us to publish it (OK not begged but some of our lovely friends do ask us occasionally to boost something) . [NB I say we are not award winning but Discworld Monthly did win Website of the Month for Issue 3 back in a different century. It would be nice to win something much more recent, or even just get acknowledged #justsaying]

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Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
1.1 Important Information
1.2 Submissions
1.3 Merchandise
2. News
2.1 Good Omens on BBC TWO and Award News
2.2 Neil Gaiman and Friends on BBC Radio
2.3 The Watch Casting Update.
2.4 Troll Bridge - The Final Final Final Chapter
2.5 A new Podcast from Bernard Pearson - And then he said to me.
2.6 Book/Calendar Release News
2.7 Llamedos Holiday Camp News
2.8 Scheibenwelt Convention 2021
3. DiscTrivia
4. Review: The Ankh-Morpork Archives
5. Review: Troll Bridge Showing in Bristol.
6. TERRY PRATCHETT'S VINYL DISCWORLD - Demon records
7. Birthdays
8. Competition: Snuff and Raising Steam - Collectors Library Edition
9. Readers' Letters
10. Book/DVD/CD/Vinyl Recent and Future Releases
10.1 English Language Book Releases
10.2 DVD/Blu-Ray/SteelBook/CD/Vinyl Releases - Updated to include Australia and New Zealand
11. Stage Productions
11.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
11.2 New and Updated Productions
12. Discworld Conventions and other Events
13. Recurring Fan Meetings
14. Small Ads
15. The End
15.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
15.2 eBook Editions
15.3 Contact Information
15.4 Latest Book Information
15.5 Subscription Information
15.6 Trivia Answers
15.7 Small Print
15.8 Thanks
15.9 The Final Word...
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