WOSSNAME - MARCH 2008 -- SPECIAL BULLETIN
- TERRY ON TELLY -- TIMES TWO!
A SPECIAL WOSSNAME ANNOUNCEMENT FOR UK VIEWERS AND OTHER INTERESTED
1) THE WORLDS OF FANTASY ON BBC 4, FEATURING TERRY PRATCHETT
BBC 4 presents Through the Looking Glass, the final segment of its
current three-part series The Worlds of Fantasy, on Wednesday 12th
March 2008 at 9pm -- in other words, this coming Wednesday.
According to BBC 4's website, the programme will be "looking at how
in the last ten years, fantasy has been one of the biggest forces in
popular culture, across all media from books to interactive computer
games. Terry Pratchett explains the allure of Tolkien's Lord Of The
Rings, and Michael Moorcock explains how Fantasy was influenced by
60s drugs culture and was part of underground cultures way of
looking at the world."
Also contributing to this hour-long programme are "Neil Gaiman,
China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Phillip Pullman, Lemmy and a host
of fantasy fans."
DigiGuide's synopsis claims that the programme "tells how, in the
last ten years, fantasy has been one of the biggest forces in
popular culture, conquering every media from books to interactive
computer games. It also asks whether fantasy is pure escapism or if
it has always been another, more sophisticated way of reflecting the
world, while exploring the work of one of the giants of the genre,
Through the Looking Glass will re-air at midnight on the 12th and at
02.30 on Thursday the 13th.
The BBC's iPlayer site will apparently have this programme available
for watching and downloads for the week following -- assuming, of
course, you live in a region that can receive BBC broadcasts!
from sources including http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/
2) THE COLOUR OF MAGIC: AIRING ON SKY FOR EASTER!
For those of us who couldn't attend the special premiere of The
Colour of Magic last week, the good news is that it will definitely
be broadcast on Sky TV over Easter!
The Mob Films' adaptation of The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic
will be shown in two parts: on Easter Sunday, 23rd March, and Easter
Monday, 24th March.
At the moment, exact broadcast times are yet to be confirmed, but
the showings will be between 7pm and 9pm each of the two nights.
Don't forget to check your programme guide nearer to the broadcast
dates, and make sure your Omniscopes are in good working order and
that you have plenty of banged grains and other suitable
In the meantime, The Colour of Magic's Facebook page can be found at
Facebook also offers a special behind-the-scenes showing of the
making of The Colour of Magic which, we hear, will be shown on Sky
ONE on Sunday 16th March between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Viewers can sign
MySpace, not to be left out, also has a Colour of Magic page, with
various related special features, at:
I'm excited, I am!
-- Annie Mac, Editor
Copyright(c) 2008 by Klatchian Foreign Legion