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Complete series cast summary:
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ...  The Thing / ... 13 episodes, 1992
Joe McGann ...  Masklin 13 episodes, 1992
Debra Gillett Debra Gillett ...  Grimma 12 episodes, 1992
John Jardine John Jardine ...  Old Torrit / ... 11 episodes, 1992
Rosalie Williams ...  Gran'ma Morkie / ... 11 episodes, 1992
Nigel Carrington ...  Angelo De Haberdasheri 10 episodes, 1992
David Scase David Scase ...  Duke De Haberdasheri 10 episodes, 1992
Brian Southwood Brian Southwood ...  Gurder of the Stationeri 10 episodes, 1992
Brian Trueman Brian Trueman ...  Dorcas Del Icatessen / ... 9 episodes, 1992
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert ...  Vinto Pimmie / ... 8 episodes, 1992
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Under the floorboards of an old department store live the nomes, tiny people for whom things like Outside and Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a group of new nomes arrive from the Outside that nobody believes in, bringing with them The Thing. The Thing eats electricity. It listens to electricity, too. And right now the electricity is telling it that the store is about to be closed down. Written by Paul Andinach <pandinac@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Voyageurs See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Oddly, won "Best Animated Feature", at a Chicago International Film Festival. Revealed in a U.K. TVTimes issue circa 1993. See more »

Quotes

Masklin: Don't let it get The Thing!
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Alternate Versions

A 110 minute version was released on VHS in 1993 and 1997 by VCI Video in the UK. This version plays like a feature film without interruptions by each episode's opening and closing credits. See more »

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Fan-tastic
19 July 2003 | by AziraphaleSee all my reviews

I was only 8 or so when Truckers was broadcast on telly. I'd read the book already and was looking forward to the TV show, but I'm sorry to say it wasnt as good as I thought it'd be. It was SO much better.

This is an extremely faithful adaptation of Terry Pratchett's wonderful novel. They've captured the characters perfectly and it's impossible to imagine anyone but Debra Gillet as Grimma, the world's first feminist nome.

I would recommend this to everyone. Kids will love the wondeful stop-motion animation, and many adults will get a kick out of Terry Pratchett's hilarious dialogue and his devilish humour


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