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I use to watch this as a child and I always thought that Worzel( John
pertwee) was funny as Worzel and Aunt Sally(Una Stubbs) Any child would
the series. It showed on British tv in the late 70s and early 80s. Worzel
supposed to be looking after scatterbrook farm and comes to life and
The two Peters children are friends of Worzel's. He was always getting
trouble from the crowman for not being at his post and always wanted a cup
of tea and a slice of cake. Its now Available to buy on VHs and Dvd over
here in the uk.
One this Worzel loves is Aunt Sally who always wanted to better herself. Its a pitty its not shown anymore as the children today would like it.
This was a smashing little series, shown early on a Sunday evening and was always ( maybe still ) I thought, under-rated. Pertwee played Worzel - whose sense of fun shines through the show - to perfection . His unrequited love for Aunt Sally, another scarecrow who thought herself above him, was quite central to the plot as he was always trying to impress her, getting himself into all sorts of scrapes in the process and suffering some wounding barbs from her in return. She made it clear a scarecrow was not good enough for her - she was upwardly mobile - and just used him to achieve her own ends. Often visibly hurt and wounded he would pursue her affections regardless. A mini tragic-comedy really. He had different heads for different situations - "I've got my talking 'ead on today Aunt Sally"! Good, healthy, entertainment for kids - bring it back!
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Jon and Una reunite as Worzel and Aunt Sally for one last time in the
UK in this Christmas special. Cleverly written, it explains the
important role scarecrows have in the delivering of presents from Santa
Claus. This is a festive film that should be shown more often, but
never seems to appear in the Christmas schedules in the UK.
For those who are unaware, the series introduced us to Worzel, a living breathing scarecrow who embarks on many an adventure in the quest to marry his intended Aunt Sally, a doll above his class. The crow man, Worzel's creator is continually frustrated by his lack of commitment to scare crows, and tries to keep him in check, but is somewhat unsuccessful.
This is the last outing from Scatterbrook Farm before Mr Gummidge and Miss Sally head off to New Zealand for their adventures down under. Fantastic family fun with yet more wonderful acting from the late Jon Pertwee. Long overdue a repeat of the entire series on terrestrial TV.
First we had the series and as with all great series we had to have a
Christmas Special. The special tells the story of what happens to
Scarecrows and their importance in the Christmas festivities. An unknown
fact is that Santa Claus actually uses the Scarecrows of the world to help
him navigate and all scarecrows on Christmas Eve Point North to the pole.
This is to ensure Santa gets his rounds done in good time.
Worzel on the other hand has other ideas of how he wants to spend his Christmas and this is the story of his adventure. He starts a journey which includes the series usual people such as Aunt Sally (Worzels intended), John and Sue (the titchy 'umans) and the Saucy Nancy a ships figure head and even a new one called Bogey McNeep played by a now famous Billy Connelly.
The basic story is Worzels Christmas Eve adventure and him meeting all of his friends and then returning back to the Crowman for the Christmas Party on Christmas day. As with all of Worzels adventures they do not go to plan as they never do and will Santa Claus ever get his rounds done.
This is a good spin off of the series and a welcome treat for the festive season. A bonus to a collection of Worzel stories and will warm the cockles of both old and young alike.
Another reminder of how good Jon Pertwee was as an actor and an actor that is sorely missed.
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