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Kate Duchêne ...
 Miss Constance Hardbroom / ... (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
Carrie Finlay ...
 Sybil (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)
Georgina Sherrington ...
 Mildred Hubble (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
Joanna Dyce ...
 Ruby Cherrytree (37 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Enid Nightshade (34 episodes, 1998-2001)
Katy Allen ...
 Ethel Hallow (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Miss Bat (24 episodes, 1998-2000)
Charlotte Powell ...
 Harriet Goodcharm (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Poppy Gaye ...
 Griselda Blackwood (20 episodes, 1998-2001)
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"The Worst Witch" series is based on the first 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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Katy Allen replaces Felicity Jones as Ethel Hallow from the second season onwards. According to Jones's mother, this was because she had missed home during the first season's production. Jones would later return as Ethel in the spin-off Weirdsister College. See more »

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The opening credits for the pilot feature a different music track than the other episodes which have the school song as the theme. See more »

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Why is there so little talk, if any, of the great similarities between Worst Witch and Harry Potter?
4 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this show when first telecast in North America, even though I am male and was about 30 years old at the time. I still will watch an episode every now and then, if I stumble upon it while channel surfing.

I do not understand how so little has been said about the similarities between Harry Potter and Worst Witch. I would even have expected outright claims of plagiarism. Yet, I have never even hear the two series (of books) mentioned in the same breath (and I am quite the media addict, so few scandals or controversies escape my notice). In fact, all I ever seem to have heard was how marvelously inventive J.K. Rowling has been with the Potter series. Huh?

The Potter series seems to have greatly eclipses Worst Witch. And the fact that, while Worst Witch ended up a TV series, and Potter books ended up a series of mega-films has not helped. Too bad, as I think of Worst Witch as utterly charming, while the whole Potter phenomenon is simply OTT.


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