Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time. Written by
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The hot air balloon in the final episode is the "Nimble II", registration G-AYAL, the envelope of which is now in the British Balloon Museum and Library collection. It was the last envelope produced by Omega Balloons (before they split off and became Cameron Balloons). See more »
In a number of episodes, close-ups of Catweazle reveal he has fillings. See more »
Buzz quoth the blue fly, hum quoth the bee. Buzz and hum they cry, and so do we!
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Filmed with humor, warmth and charm, Catweazle captured the imagination of children everywhere, with the story of a hapless magician and his pet toad Touchwood, trapped nine hundred years ahead of their time. Filmed to the brim with hilarious pandemonium and magical mayhem the loveable sorcerer enters a labyrinth of chaos on his quest to return to his own time.
Unforgettable for Geoffrey Bayldon's outstanding performance as Catweazle, the series also boasted a superb regular cast of Charles Tingwell (Mr Bennet), Neil McCarthy (Sam) and Robin Davies (Carrot), whilst guest appearances by some of Britain's top actors of the time ensured the series of it's quality status.
An instant childrens TV classic Catweazle was applauded by critics and fans alike when it was first shown, earning it's writer Richard Carpenter, a Writers Guild award in 1971.
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