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Series cast summary:
 Miss Constance Hardbroom / ... 40 episodes, 1998-2001
Carrie Finlay ...
Emma Brown ...
Clare Coulter ...
 Miss Cackle / ... 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Claire Porter ...
Harshna Brahmbhatt ...
Holly Rivers ...
 Drusilla Paddock 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Georgina Sherrington ...
Joanna Dyce ...
 Ruby Cherrytree 37 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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Terence Hardiman plays the Chief Wizard in Season 1, but he's played by Richard Durden for his one appearance in Season 2. Hardiman returns to play him for Season 3. See more »

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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 »


Followed by Weirdsister College (2001) See more »

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What I thought of the TV adaptation a decade after I read the books.....
28 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

10 years ago when I was a mere 8 years old I was a huge fan of "The Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. Then, a decade later I saw that a TV adaptation had been made and so I watched it with interest. And I was very impressed! As well as adapting the stories contained within the first 2 books ("The Worst Witch" and "The Worst Witch Strikes Again") the makers have also created some original stories which are just as good. The cast is excellent! Newcomer Georgina Sherrington was an ideal choice for Mildred Hubble, as were all of the actresses. The makers have also created characters that weren't in the books (such as Jadu Wali and Ruby Cherrytree), and developed characters that are only briefly mentioned in the books (such as Drucilla Paddock) which adds a little extra to the show. I did see the 1986 film starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry a long time ago (a decade or more) and from what I can remember it wasn't as good as this TV series. Overall, the cast and crew have done an excellent job and fans of the books both young and old will love it!

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