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Last Updated: Friday September 09 2005 13:02 GMT

Pratchett novel reworked for CBBC

Terry Pratchett
Top selling author Terry Pratchett is coming to CBBC, as his hit novel Johnny and the Bomb is being adapted for TV.

The book is the third in a series about a boy called Johnny Maxwell, and tells the story of a mysterious bag lady who holds the secret to time travel.

Pratchett recently visited the set of the show in south Wales himself to see how filming was going.

The three part series, due to be shown on BBC One in 2006, stars My Family actress Zoe Wanamaker.

"I'm thrilled that Terry Pratchett has agreed to let CBBC adapt his best-selling and much-loved Johnny and the Bomb for television," said Alison Sharman, boss of CBBC.

"It's a hugely entertaining story, and has attracted a magnificent cast."

Johnny and the Dead, the second title in the Johnny Maxwell books was made into an ITV drama in 1995.

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