The Wee Free Men

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The Wee Free Men
AuthorTerry Pratchett
Audio read byTony Robinson (Corgi)
Stephen Briggs (Isis)
Indira Varma (Penguin)
Cover artistPaul Kidby
Release number
Sub-seriesTiffany Aching
Publication date
Preceded byNight Watch 
Followed byMonstrous Regiment 


Podcast episodes

Major appearances

These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this book.

Date Show Episode External link
2014-08-21 The Turtle Moves Episode 13 N/A
2017-06-10 Dragon Babies “The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett”
2019-12-04 Radio Morpork “Rowdy Roddy Mouse Piper”
2020-04-12 Desert Island Discworld “James D’Amato and The Wee Free Men”
2020-06-08 Pratchat “Meet the Feegles”
2021-02-15 The Death of Podcasts “The Wee Free Men”
2021-08-27 Wyrd Sisters “The Wee Free Men”
2022-06-28 The Compleat Discography “The Wee Free Men”
2023-03-06 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “I Crave the Incline” (1/3)
2023-03-13 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Slip & Crumble: Lawyers at Large” (2/3)
2023-03-20 The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret “Crivens in the Air” (3/3)
2023-07-28 Nanny Ogg's Book Club “The Wee Free Men”
2023-10-13 Who Watches the Watch “Dilbert Pod” (1/3)
2023-12-08 Who Watches the Watch “Not My Daughter” (2/3)
2024-01-05 Who Watches the Watch “Time Crimes” (3/3)
2024-02-21 Fiction Fans “The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett”

Other appearances

Episodes where there's significant discussion of the book, but it's not the focus of the episode.

Date Show Episode External link
2017-10-12 The Pratchett Podcast “EPISODE53”
2017-10-31[1] Dr Janina Ramirez - Art Detective “Neil Gaiman on The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd”[2]
2023-09-12 The Turtle Reads “Wee Wee Men”
2024-02-20 Emma’s ESL English[3] “Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men - A Tiffany Aching Story”; YouTube
2024-02-21 Emma’s ESL English[3] “Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men - Analysis”; YouTube


  • A film version was announced as in development with Sony Pictures in 2006[4], with Sam Raimi attached to direct, but Terry hated the screenplay (written by Pamela Pettler of The Corpse Bride fame) and called it off. (In Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes, Rob Wilkins reports that his two word response to the studio was “It’s shit.”)
  • The Illustrated Wee Free Men was published in 2008, with illustrations by Stephen Player. It contains some additional jokes and other material written by Pratchett and incorporated into the illustrations. Stephen Player says that the book doesn't faithfully reproduce the colours of his original paintings, and includes versions of them on his website.
  • Rhianna Pratchett wrote a screenplay for a film version which she presented to Terry on his birthday, probably in 2014. This seems to have been the basis for the version announced by Narrativia in 2016, this time with the Jim Henson Company. It remains unproduced.

External links


  1. Repeated in 2019.
  2. This is the painting used by Pratchett as inspiration in The Wee Free Men; Gaiman talks about Pratchett and the book during the episode.
  3. 3.0 3.1 These episodes use The Wee Free Men as a text for examples of English. It’s a daily YouTube show also distributed as a podcast.
  4. See this BBC news article.