Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.
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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)
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 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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(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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Referenced in Star Stories: Sadie Frost: My Side of the Story (2006) See more »

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A Living Breathing Talking Scarecrow...What More Could You Want?
26 October 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

As a child, I found scarecrows a little bit too creepy but by the time I was an adult and watched this show, I soon forgot about the creepy scarecrows you see in fields and enjoyed this show.

The late Jon Pertwee played scarecrow Worzel Gummidge who lived on Scatterbrook Farm (I think that was the name of the farm). Joining him were the likes of Una Stubbs as his girlfriend and Carry On... favourite Barbara Windsor.

The show itself was fun as Worzel got up to all sorts of adventures, scrapes and the like. Jon Pertwee did a great job with Worzel who is probably one of the funniest characters ever.

This is the perfect show for kids today. You can put on a video of this show for your kids and let them watch safe in the knowledge there will be no sex, bad language or violence. Worzel Gummidge didn't need to do it's best to be entertaining-it was just entertaining, period.


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