The adventures of Mildred Hubble, a witch attending Cackles Academy. She's called the "Worst Witch" because she's always caught getting into trouble.
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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 ...  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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Katy Allen replaces Felicity Jones as Ethel Hallow from the second season onwards. According to Jones's mother, this was because she had missed home during the first season's production. Jones would later return as Ethel in the spin-off Weirdsister College. See more »

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From the episode Miss Cackle's Birthday Surprise onward, the opening sequence featured Jessica Fox (Enid) along with the other girls. See more »

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Followed by Weirdsister College (2001) See more »

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Why is there so little talk, if any, of the great similarities between Worst Witch and Harry Potter?
4 December 2008 | by sts-26See all my reviews

I enjoyed this show when first telecast in North America, even though I am male and was about 30 years old at the time. I still will watch an episode every now and then, if I stumble upon it while channel surfing.

I do not understand how so little has been said about the similarities between Harry Potter and Worst Witch. I would even have expected outright claims of plagiarism. Yet, I have never even hear the two series (of books) mentioned in the same breath (and I am quite the media addict, so few scandals or controversies escape my notice). In fact, all I ever seem to have heard was how marvelously inventive J.K. Rowling has been with the Potter series. Huh?

The Potter series seems to have greatly eclipses Worst Witch. And the fact that, while Worst Witch ended up a TV series, and Potter books ended up a series of mega-films has not helped. Too bad, as I think of Worst Witch as utterly charming, while the whole Potter phenomenon is simply OTT.


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14 July 1999 (USA) See more »

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