TV and Film:The Colour of Magic

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Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic
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ASIN {{{asin}}}
IMDB 1079959
First Broadcast 2008
Broadcast Channel Sky One
Director(s) {{{director}}}
Producer(s) Vadim Jean
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Starring David Jason, Tim Curry, Sean Astin
Duration 184 minutes
Episodes 2
Series Rincewind Series
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Preceded by Hogfather
Followed by Going Postal
All data relates to the UK home release.

The Colour of Magic is the second live action adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and the second adaptation by Sky One.


The plot encompasses two novels The Colour of Magic and its sequel The Light Fantastic. The inept Wizard Rincewind must escort a new visitor to the city of Ankh-Morpork, the Disc's first tourist Twoflower. Only this holiday soon becomes a race against time to save the world from crashing into a red star and the sacred spell trapped in Rincewind's head may be the key.


There were two episodes of 130 mins produced, both being named after the respective book that they were based on:


A Tourists Guide to Ankh-Morpork and the Discworld

These were a series of eight short vignettes shot in the style of an old educational video, complete in black and white, in which Horace Worblehat presents the viewer with several descriptions of various aspects of the Discworld. The episodes were originally available on the Sky One website, but they were later released on the 2-disc edition of the DVD.

DVD Extras

These extras are available on the 2-disc DVD and the Blu-ray releases.

  • Discworld Tourist Guides
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Interveiws
  • Image Gallery
  • The Making of The Colour of Magic (Blu-ray Only)

Illustrated Screenplay

Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic: The Illustrated Screenplay
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Co-author(s) Vadim Jean
Publisher Gollancz
Publication date November 2008
ISBN 0575080450
Pages 256
RRP £20.00
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All data relates to the first UK edition.

The screenplay of the series was released separately illustrated with stills from the series.

DVD Limited Edition