The Worst Witch (1998–2001)

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"The Worst Witch" series is based on the four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy. ... See full summary »

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2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
Kate Duchêne ...
 Miss Constance Hardbroom (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
Emma Brown ...
 Maud Moonshine / ... (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
Clare Coulter ...
 Miss Cackle / ... (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
Claire Porter ...
 Miss Drill (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
Harshna Brahmbhatt ...
 Jadu Wali (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
Holly Rivers ...
 Drusilla Paddock (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
 Mildred Hubble (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
Joanna Dyce ...
 Ruby Cherrytree (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
 Enid Nightshade (34 episodes, 1998-2001)
Katie Allen ...
 Ethel Hallow (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
 Miss Bat / ... (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Charlotte Powell ...
 Harriet Goodcharm (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Poppy Gaye ...
 Griselda Blackwood (20 episodes, 1998-2001)


"The Worst Witch" series is based on the four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy. She's called the "Worst Witch" because she's always caught getting into trouble. Written by Carrie

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14 July 1999 (USA)  »

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From the episode Miss Cackle's Birthday Surprise onward, the opening sequence featured Jessica Fox (Enid) along with the other girls. See more »


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20 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy are great reading, with excellent illustrations by the author. As this series follows rather closely to the book, it's good. The actors have all been chosen to look EXACTLY like the characters in the illustrations, and a lot of attention has been paid to sets and costumes. Most of the storylines are similar, and most of the new ones fit in nicely. Some new characters have been created especially for this series, and add extra depth to it. Other characters only briefly mentioned in the books have been further developed.

The acting by the girls starts off rather shakily, but by the third series they have all really developed into excellent actresses, and bring a lot to their characters. The adults are all brilliant, especially Kate Duchène as Miss. Hardbroom. She's also really learnt how to bring the best out of the girls...the chemistry between her and them is amazing.

All the magic is light-hearted, with plenty of exciting adventures and happy endings. This is what makes this show viewable by young children. Some films on similar themes, for example Harry Potter, are usually considererd too dark and scary for young children.

Some book fans may have a problem with the slight modernisation of Worst Witch, occasionally showing the children with rock music and tight jeans, but all in all it's very faithful.

Weirdsister College, the sequel, isn't nearly as good but is still worth watching.

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