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Terry Pratchett - Back in Black

Poignant and humorous film telling the story of the hugely popular author Terry Pratchett in his own words.

When the writer Sir Terry Pratchett died in 2015, he was working on one last story - his own. But Terry's Alzheimer's meant he never got to finish it.

This poignant and humorous film starring Paul Kaye as Terry finally tells the story of this hugely popular author, creator of Discworld, whose books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide. Back in Black reveals Terry's road to success was not always easy, from his troubled schooldays to being dismissed by literary critics, to his battle with Alzheimer's. But knighted by the Queen, adored by millions of fans and with a legacy of 41 much-loved novels - Terry Pratchett is still having the last laugh.

50 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Mar 2017 02:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:05

    AC/DC

    Back In Black

  • 00:07

    The Yardbirds

    Jeff's Blues

  • 00:15

    Agnes Obel

    Riverside

Credits

Role Contributor
Terry Pratchett Paul Kaye
Interviewed Guest Neil Gaiman
Executive Producer Pauline Law
Director Charlie Russell

Broadcasts

  • Sat 11 Feb 2017 21:00
  • Sat 25 Feb 2017 00:05
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 02:30

Everything you need to know about...

Everything you need to know about...

As told by Pratchett's collaborator on many spin-offs from the mammoth Discworld series.

Watch Neil Gaiman's funny and moving tribute

Watch Neil Gaiman's funny and moving tribute

Gaiman's memorial reading is featured here in its entirety for the first time.

Fantastic Pratchett

Fantastic Pratchett

The fantastical cover illustrations that visualised Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

How actor Paul Kaye became Terry Pratchett

How actor Paul Kaye became Terry Pratchett

Back in Black director - “It was like Terry had walked back into our lives.”

Exclusive: Back to school

Exclusive: Back to school

Exclusive extra scene as Terry, played by actor Paul Kaye, confronts his old headmaster.