"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... See full summary »
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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
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"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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The similarities between this and the Harry Potter series have been noted for years. Kate Duchene was even offered a part in Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, but turned it down out of loyalty to The Worst Witch franchise. 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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What I thought of the TV adaptation a decade after I read the books.....
28 June 1999 | by KarlSGSee all my reviews

10 years ago when I was a mere 8 years old I was a huge fan of "The Worst Witch" books by Jill Murphy. Then, a decade later I saw that a TV adaptation had been made and so I watched it with interest. And I was very impressed! As well as adapting the stories contained within the first 2 books ("The Worst Witch" and "The Worst Witch Strikes Again") the makers have also created some original stories which are just as good. The cast is excellent! Newcomer Georgina Sherrington was an ideal choice for Mildred Hubble, as were all of the actresses. The makers have also created characters that weren't in the books (such as Jadu Wali and Ruby Cherrytree), and developed characters that are only briefly mentioned in the books (such as Drucilla Paddock) which adds a little extra to the show. I did see the 1986 film starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry a long time ago (a decade or more) and from what I can remember it wasn't as good as this TV series. Overall, the cast and crew have done an excellent job and fans of the books both young and old will love it!


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