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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Details

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

This series had a long journey to the screen. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall intended to make it as a film and wrote a script. They asked Jon Pertwee to play the role but they were not able to raise the money or the distribution. Pertwee asked them to write a pilot for television but the BBC and Thames Television turned it down before Southern Television picked it up. 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 Loose Women: Episode #19.109 (2015) See more »

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I Loved IT!!
11 August 2002 | by GmarkjamesSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic children's TV programme. It's about the title character; a walking, talking, messy, clumsy scarecrow called Worzel who comes to life in Scatterbrook Farm. This programme includes a fine cast including Geoffrey Bayldon, Charlotte Coleman, Mike Berry and Una Stubbs as the ONE AND ONLY Aunt Sally (Worzel's INTENDED!) Fantastic show and a 10/10 job no question!!


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