Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jon Pertwee ...  Worzel Gummidge 31 episodes, 1979-1981
Jeremy Austin Jeremy Austin ...  John Peters 28 episodes, 1979-1981
Charlotte Coleman ...  Sue Peters 28 episodes, 1979-1981
Mike Berry ...  Mr. Peters 23 episodes, 1979-1981
Norman Bird ...  Mr. Braithwaite / ... 23 episodes, 1979-1981
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  The Crowman 22 episodes, 1979-1981
Una Stubbs ...  Aunt Sally 20 episodes, 1979-1981
Megs Jenkins ...  Mrs. Braithwaite / ... 19 episodes, 1979-1980
Michael Ripper ...  Mr. Shepherd 14 episodes, 1979-1981
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Storyline

Based on the children's books, this series follows the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, the talking scarecrow. Worzel is a bit of a rascal, but is still willing to help out his human friends from the nearby village of Scatterbrook. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Family | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Vogelscheuche See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Southern Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series finished because Southern Television lost its franchise. Much to Jon Pertwee's bemusement, no other company would take it despite its ratings success. See more »

Goofs

In Series 1, during the closing credits, when Worzel falls backwards on his post, he has an umbrella hanging from it. From Series 2-4, during the closing credits, Worzel carries his umbrella and hangs it on his post. But before he falls backwards, forwards, or down, the umbrella is not hanging on the post. See more »

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Referenced in Boosh Publicity (2006) See more »

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A Living Breathing Talking Scarecrow...What More Could You Want?
26 October 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

As a child, I found scarecrows a little bit too creepy but by the time I was an adult and watched this show, I soon forgot about the creepy scarecrows you see in fields and enjoyed this show.

The late Jon Pertwee played scarecrow Worzel Gummidge who lived on Scatterbrook Farm (I think that was the name of the farm). Joining him were the likes of Una Stubbs as his girlfriend and Carry On... favourite Barbara Windsor.

The show itself was fun as Worzel got up to all sorts of adventures, scrapes and the like. Jon Pertwee did a great job with Worzel who is probably one of the funniest characters ever.

This is the perfect show for kids today. You can put on a video of this show for your kids and let them watch safe in the knowledge there will be no sex, bad language or violence. Worzel Gummidge didn't need to do it's best to be entertaining-it was just entertaining, period.


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