Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.
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 Worzel Gummidge 31 episodes, 1979-1981
Jeremy Austin ...
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Mike Berry ...
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 Mr. Braithwaite / ... 23 episodes, 1979-1981
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 Mrs. Braithwaite / ... 19 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Mr. Shepherd 14 episodes, 1979-1981
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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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25 February 1979 (UK)  »

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Die Vogelscheuche  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Loose Women: Episode #19.109 (2015) See more »

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Worzel Rules!
19 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

in 1980 I was 8 years old and Worzel Gummidge was my favorite show... to this day i can still picture the scarecrow losing his head!

this show was classic!

I moved from England in 1983 and have not been back, However worzel is burned in my brain's hard drive. The thing that was so great about this show is the actor who played worzel was excellent. I remember at the time thinking how cool it was to see Dr. Who playing a scarecrow... The fact that the scarecrow would come to life gave it that slight creepy factor, balanced out by the hilarious situations the bumbling worzel would find himself in...


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