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In an unusual move for them, the broadcaster for the London ITV region was the production company behind this polished and amusing adaptation of the Terry Pratchett novel. More famous for his Discworld series of books, Pratchett had produced a fantasy story with wit, humour, drama and a high level of quality, which transferred excellently to the small screen. The four-part production boasted a big-name cast and Melvyn Bragg, no less, as its executive producer. Johnny Maxwell, schoolchild and dreamer, fights to save a local cemetery from developers in league with the local council. He has the full encouragement and support of the dead who live there.



Alderman George Baker   William ("Bill") Stickers Brian Blessed
Mrs Sylvia Liberty/Ms Liberty Jane Lapotaire   Johnny Maxwell Andrew Falvey
Mr Antonio Vicenti John Grillo   Mr Addison Fletcher Geoffrey Whitehead
Mr Soloman Einstein Harry Landis


Adapted by: Gerald Fox, Terry
and Lindsey Jenkins
Executive Producer: Melvyn Bragg
Associate Producer: Unknown
Script Editor: Unknown
Music: Unknown

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