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Writers:
Clive Endersby (writer)
David Finley (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
14 July 1999 (USA) See more »
Plot:
"The Worst Witch" series is based on the first four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble... See more »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 34)
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)

Jessica Fox ... Enid Nightshade (34 episodes, 1998-2001)
Katy Allen ... Ethel Hallow (25 episodes, 1999-2001)

Una Stubbs ... 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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Series Directed by
Stefan Pleszczynski (14 episodes, 1998-2001)
Andrew Morgan (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Alex Kirby (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Jill Murphy (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Martin Riley (6 episodes, 1998-2001)

Clive Endersby (unknown episodes)
David Finley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Ian Whitehead .... line producer (38 episodes, 1998-2001)
Arnie Gelbart .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
Michael Haggiag .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
Dan Maddicott .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1998-2001)
Michael Treen .... line producer (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Angela Beeching .... producer (6 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul K. Joyce (8 episodes, 1998-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael Thomson (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Colin Munn (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Myriam Poirier (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Teresa De Luca (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Hélène Girard (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Derek Barnes (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sarah Beardsall (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Production Design by
George Kyriakides (14 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nick Harding (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nicola Chandler (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sarah Milton (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Heather Howell (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Joan Wadge (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Makeup Department
Maggie Webb .... hair designer / makeup designer (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Lisa Mansell .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Alison Barnett .... assistant makeup artist (5 episodes, 2000-2001)

Jane Jamieson .... hair designer / makeup artist / ... (unknown episodes)
Catherine Lavoie .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Denis Chamberland .... unit manager (1 episode, 1999)
François Sylvestre .... production manager (1 episode, 1999)
Annie T. Tremblay .... assistant unit manager (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claire Gerschwiler .... scheduling first assistant director (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
Caroline Richards .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1999-2001)
Natalie Segal .... second assistant director (18 episodes, 1998-2000)
Philip Lewis .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Claire Norbury .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2000-2001)

Bethan Mowat .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Peter Davis .... sets and props supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Maddy Turnbull .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 1998)
Pauline Seager .... production buyer (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Chas Johnson .... property master (5 episodes, 2000-2001)

Ian Gosling .... property master (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Swan .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Guérin .... sound designer / sound effects editor / ... (39 episodes, 1998-2001)
Ghislaine Grenier .... foley artist (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Steven Gurman .... supervising sound editor / sound supervisor (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
France Leduc .... adr editor / dialogue editor (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Phil Reznick .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Etienne Boivert .... foley recordist (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Anne-Claude Crepin .... foley assistant (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bruce Gallaway .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michael Spencer .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Scott Donald .... adr editor / dialogue editor (2 episodes, 1999)

Paul Hubert .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Nathalie Piche .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
David McCall .... special effects designer (5 episodes, 2000-2001)

Jacques Godbout .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
André Laforest .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dean Blaser .... visual effects (14 episodes, 2000-2001)
Stevie Ramone .... lead digital compositor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tony Harding .... visual effects design (4 episodes, 1999-2001)
Peter Kersey .... visual effects designer (3 episodes, 2000)
David McCall .... visual effects director (2 episodes, 1999)

Ira Curtis-Coleman .... visual effects: blue screen (unknown episodes)
Robin Trickett .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Darian Weir .... video effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bailey .... lighting gaffer (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Steve Slocombe .... best boy (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jo Hidderley .... focus puller (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andy Kendall .... camera grip (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Luke Selby .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sandrine Béchade .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jacob St-Laurent .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Mark Hutchings .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Helen Paszyn .... camera trainee: FT2 (unknown episodes)
Marcus von Holtzendorff .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (14 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Nash .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Editorial Department
Etienne Patry .... colorist (39 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jennifer Wilson .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Seth Poulin .... assistant to editor (4 episodes, 2000-2001)

Pamela Allen .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Pierre Blondin .... location manager (1 episode, 1999)
Marie-Claude Bélisle .... location scout (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Music Department
Paul K. Joyce .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)

Toby Wood .... score recording engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Réjean Bouchard .... driver (1 episode, 1999)
Sylvie Chartrand .... driver (1 episode, 1999)
Richard Marsan .... driver (1 episode, 1999)

André Michaud .... set driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mario Morin .... production assistant (40 episodes, 1998-2001)
Ida Durand .... production secretary (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Pauline Gaunt .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Lita O'Sullivan .... assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Nigel Wood .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1999-2001)
Pamela Allen .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1999-2001)
Sarah Haasz .... executive: YTV (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sasha Phillips .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2000-2001)

Julie Isaacs .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Laurinda Shaver .... executive: YTV (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
Drucilla only made one brief appearance in the fourth book. But after the popularity of the TV series, Jill Murphy featured her more in later books.See more »
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Why does Ethel's actress change after season 1?
What happened to Miss Bat after season 2?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Part of my childhood this show was!, 3 September 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I love "The Worst Witch", although I am 17 now, but seeing it now still brings back all those great memories I had with my brother and sisters. I loved the books by Jill Murphy as well, and as far as I am concerned, the show stays true to the books. Cackles Academy is exactly as I imagined it, with tall turrets and what have you. The theme song is lovely, and in a good way, sticks in your head for a long while. The acting, considering it was a TV show, usually part of CITV's programming before they stopped showing it for a while, was great, Georgina Sherrington is a good actress and stays true to the character of Mildred. The other girls are fine too, and Felicity Jones is very nasty as Ethel Hallow. Katy Allen who replaced her isn't quite as good but still gets the essence of the character right. My favourite has to be Kate Duchene as Miss Hardbroom, her interpretation was quite frosty, exactly like Miss Hardbroom should be. The scripting, stories and special effects weren't at all bad either, the writing actually is very funny and well written especially with Miss Hardbroom. I was just wondering whether anybody saw the 1986 TV film version with Fairuza Balk, Diana Rigg and Tim Curry, it wasn't as good as this, and not really a childhood favourite, but I liked it, and I am just wondering if anybody here had seen it and liked it. I give this show 10/10. Bethany Cox

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