Soul Music (TV series)

Soul Music (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = Soul Music

caption =
format = Fantasy, comedy, animation
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runtime = 159 min.
creator = Terry Pratchett
Martin Jameson
developer =
executive_producer =
starring = Andy Hockley
Debra Gillett
Christopher Lee
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country = United Kingdom
network = Channel 4
first_aired = 12 May 1997
last_aired =
num_episodes = 7
website =
imdb_id = 0159914
tv_com_id =
preceded_by = "Welcome to the Discworld"
followed_by = "Wyrd Sisters"

"Soul Music" is a seven-part animated television adaptation of the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett, produced by Cosgrove Hall, and first broadcast on 12 May 1997. It was the first film adaptation of an entire "Discworld" novel (following the "Welcome to the Discworld" short, which was based on a fragment of the novel "Reaper Man"). The series soundtrack was also released on CD but is now out of production.


The series closely follows the plot of the novel, which, like many of Pratchett's novels it introduces an element of modern society into the magical and vaguely late medieval, early modern world of the Disc, in this case Rock and Roll music and stardom, with nearly disastrous consequences. It also introduces Susan Sto Helit, daughter of Mort and Ysabell and granddaughter of Death.

The series takes the association of the "Band with Rocks In" with the Beatles even further than the book does, evolving their style from 1950s rock and early 1960s beat music (and mixing-bowl haircuts) in Ankh-Morpork, to acid rock in Scrote, to spiritual hippie rock in Quirm. In Sto Lat, they sound like the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Bad Company, but are dressed in clothes similar to the Beatles on the cover of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album. Also in Quirm, Buddy says that the band is 'more popular than cheeses,' referring to John Lennon's famous quote proclaiming the Beatles to be more popular than Jesus. In Pseudopolis, their outfits and style resemble the Blues Brothers. Crash's band is also given the name "Socks Pastels".

Main cast

*Andy Hockley - Imp y Celyn
*Debra Gillett - Susan Sto Helit
*Christopher Lee - Death
*Graham Crowden - Mustrum Ridcully
*Neil Morrissey - Mort
*Bernard Wrigley - Asphalt

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