Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.
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1981   1980   1979  
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Cast

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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Family | Comedy | Drama

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25 February 1979 (UK)  »

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Die Vogelscheuche  »

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(30 episodes) | (1 episode)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series spawned a hit single for Jon Pertwee called "Worzel's Song", which reached 33 in the UK singles chart in 1980. Pertwee had previously failed to chart with a Doctor Who related single. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) See more »

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I Loved IT!!
11 August 2002 | by (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic children's TV programme. It's about the title character; a walking, talking, messy, clumsy scarecrow called Worzel who comes to life in Scatterbrook Farm. This programme includes a fine cast including Geoffrey Bayldon, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry and Una Stubbs as the ONE AND ONLY Aunt Sally (Worzel's INTENDED!) Fantastic show and a 10/10 job no question!!


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