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

Jon Pertwee considered this to be his favourite role. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.3 (1994) See more »

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Timeless?
23 January 2010 | by Lin BlackSee all my reviews

No, its not, and it does seem quite old fashioned compared to todays television.

What it hasn't lost though is its very genuine innocent and gentle charm and humour. Worzel Gummidge was hugely popular with all ages, and Worzel's (Jon Pertwee) naive innocence was quite touching. Aunt Sally (Una Stubbs) was excellent, and so was Barbara Windsor in the episodes that she appeared in.

I don't know what Pertwee was like to work with in the series, as apparently when he was Dr Who he was allegedly very difficult. Ah well, its nice to see a perfectionist in whatever role he is playing.

When the series moved to New Zealand I personally felt that was not a good step as it became more darker - I believe a couple of episodes had zombies in them. Oh dear.


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