Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)

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Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.

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Series cast summary:
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 Worzel Gummidge (31 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jeremy Austin ...
 John Peters (28 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Sue Peters (28 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mike Berry ...
 Mr. Peters (23 episodes, 1979-1981)
Norman Bird ...
 Mr. Braithwaite / ... (23 episodes, 1979-1981)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 The Crowman (22 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Aunt Sally (20 episodes, 1979-1981)
Megs Jenkins ...
 Mrs. Braithwaite / ... (19 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael Ripper ...
 Mr. Shepherd (14 episodes, 1979-1981)
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Based on the children's books, this series follows the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, the talking scarecrow. Worzel is a bit of a rascal, but is still willing to help out his human friends from the nearby village of Scatterbrook. Written by Mike Konczewski

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25 February 1979 (UK)  »

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Die Vogelscheuche  »

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The series finished because Southern Television lost its franchise. Much to Jon Pertwee's bemusement, no other company would take it despite its ratings success. See more »

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Referenced in Loose Women: Episode #19.109 (2015) See more »

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Timeless?
23 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

No, its not, and it does seem quite old fashioned compared to todays television.

What it hasn't lost though is its very genuine innocent and gentle charm and humour. Worzel Gummidge was hugely popular with all ages, and Worzel's (Jon Pertwee) naive innocence was quite touching. Aunt Sally (Una Stubbs) was excellent, and so was Barbara Windsor in the episodes that she appeared in.

I don't know what Pertwee was like to work with in the series, as apparently when he was Dr Who he was allegedly very difficult. Ah well, its nice to see a perfectionist in whatever role he is playing.

When the series moved to New Zealand I personally felt that was not a good step as it became more darker - I believe a couple of episodes had zombies in them. Oh dear.


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