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Series cast summary:
Kate Duchêne ...  Miss Constance Hardbroom / ... 40 episodes, 1998-2001
Carrie Finlay Carrie Finlay ...  Sybil 40 episodes, 1998-2001
Emma Brown Emma Brown ...  Maud Moonshine 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Clare Coulter ...  Miss Cackle / ... 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Claire Porter Claire Porter ...  Miss Drill 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Harshna Brahmbhatt Harshna Brahmbhatt ...  Jadu Wali 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Holly Rivers Holly Rivers ...  Drusilla Paddock 38 episodes, 1998-2001
Georgina Sherrington Georgina Sherrington ...  Mildred Hubble 37 episodes, 1998-2001
Joanna Dyce Joanna Dyce ...  Ruby Cherrytree 37 episodes, 1998-2001
Jessica Fox ...  Enid Nightshade 34 episodes, 1998-2001
Maria Bircher Maria Bircher ...  Maud Moonshine 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Katy Allen Katy Allen ...  Ethel Hallow 25 episodes, 1999-2001
Una Stubbs ...  Miss Bat 24 episodes, 1998-2000
Charlotte Powell Charlotte Powell ...  Harriet Goodcharm 21 episodes, 1998-2000
Poppy Gaye Poppy Gaye ...  Griselda Blackwood 20 episodes, 1998-2001


"The Worst Witch" series is based on the first four "Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. It follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, (Georgina Sherrington) a witch attending Cackles Academy. She's called the "Worst Witch" because she's always caught getting into trouble. Written by Carrie

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14 July 1999 (USA) See more »

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Clare Coulter was the only non-British actor involved in the production (save for the material shot in Canada). When the series was dubbed over for the American and Canadian release, she dubbed herself using her natural accent. See more »

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The opening credits for the pilot feature a different music track than the other episodes which have the school song as the theme. See more »


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Part of my childhood this show was!
3 September 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love "The Worst Witch", although I am 17 now, but seeing it now still brings back all those great memories I had with my brother and sisters. I loved the books by Jill Murphy as well, and as far as I am concerned, the show stays true to the books. Cackles Academy is exactly as I imagined it, with tall turrets and what have you. The theme song is lovely, and in a good way, sticks in your head for a long while. The acting, considering it was a TV show, usually part of CITV's programming before they stopped showing it for a while, was great, Georgina Sherrington is a good actress and stays true to the character of Mildred. The other girls are fine too, and Felicity Jones is very nasty as Ethel Hallow. Katy Allen who replaced her isn't quite as good but still gets the essence of the character right. My favourite has to be Kate Duchene as Miss Hardbroom, her interpretation was quite frosty, exactly like Miss Hardbroom should be. The scripting, stories and special effects weren't at all bad either, the writing actually is very funny and well written especially with Miss Hardbroom. I was just wondering whether anybody saw the 1986 TV film version with Fairuza Balk, Diana Rigg and Tim Curry, it wasn't as good as this, and not really a childhood favourite, but I liked it, and I am just wondering if anybody here had seen it and liked it. I give this show 10/10. Bethany Cox

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