Guards! Guards! [Terry Pratchett]

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011992112320190909 (BBC7)

Ankh-Morpork, the elucidated brethren of Ebon Night have turned their hands to magic. When Zebbo Mooty is mysteriously vaporised in an alley, Captain Vimes of the watch, knows it's time to act.

Can a stolen library book lead to the reinvention of dragons?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
The Landlord.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper.... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers.... Michael Roberts
Death.... Death

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in November 1992.

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.

021992113020190910 (BBC7)

Could a long-extinct beast have carried out recent crimes?

Will Captain Vimes get any joy from dragonologist and society heavyweight Lady Ramkin?

First published in 1989, the eighth of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin.... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper.... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers.... Michael Roberts

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in November 1992.

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.

031992120720190911 (BBC7)

The people of Ankh-Morpork have a no-nonsense approach to entertainment. While they're looking forward to seeing a dragon slain, they'd be happy to settle instead for seeing the avenging warrior baked in his own armour.

Why is Captain Vimes suspicious?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin.... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper.... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers.... Michael Roberts
Death.... Death

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.

A young prince tackles the dragon attacks, but why is Captain Vimes suspicious?

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.

041992121420190912 (BBC7)

"The Dewey system has its fine points" reflected the librarian, picking a parasite from its fur, "But when you're setting out to look for a crucial stolen book within the multi-dimensional folds of L-space, what you really need is a ball of string."

Captain Vimes tries to track the dragon...

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin.... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
Brother Doorkeeper.... Jeff Nuttall
Brother Fingers.... Michael Roberts
Death.... Death

Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.

Captain Vimes tries tracking the dragon, and the Librarian travels in time.

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.

051992122120190913 (BBC7)

"That dragon isn't going to accept any mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy liberal nonsense.... Do you know what you're getting with a dragon? Unashamed strong leadership."

The dragon strikes. But will Captain Vimes triumph?

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin.... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
Chief Merchant.... Jeff Nuttall
Librarian.... Michael Roberts
Little Girl.... Kate McEnery

Dramatised in six parts by Michael Butt.

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.

The dragon strikes. Captain Vimes gets his man, but can he hang onto him?

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.

061992122820190916 (BBC7)

"Last Desperate Chances always work. Besides, I'll be using my lucky arrow..."

All Captain Vimes needs to save the city is a million-to-one chance.

First published in 1989, the 8th of Terry's Pratchett's comic fantasy stories set on Discworld.

Conclusion of six parts dramatised by Michael Butt.

Narrator.... Martin Jarvis
Captain Vimes.... John Wood
Nobby.... Melvyn Hayes
Sergeant Colon.... Stephen Thorne
Lady Ramkin.... Helen Atkinson-Wood
Carrot.... Robert Gwilym
Lord Vetinari.... Crawford Logan
Supreme Grand Master.... Brett Usher
First Guard.... Jeff Nuttall
Joint First Guard.... Michael Roberts
Death.... Death

Director: John Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in December 1992.

Radio adaptations of the award-winning fantasy author's novels.