Hogfather questions

The Hogfather

Anyone else watching The Hogfather on Sky One? Anyone who’s also read the book? I have some questions for you then:

  1. Why is Marc Warren doing an impression of Peter Lorre, but Peter Lorre if he happened to be Dutch?
  2. Is Terry Pratchett a big Doctor Who fan? Susan, the granddaughter of a mysterious figure with power over time, who just wanted to settle down for a normal life: sounds familiar.
  3. Is the massive “next time on The Hogfather” trailer shown at the end of the first episode possibly the biggest spoiler ever seen, or are there any surprises at all left for the next part?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.