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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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Jill Murphy approved of the TV series, preferring it to the previous television movie from the 80s. However she has said that she felt the earlier parts were better - before the TV series went past the books and had to invent new material. She was more involved in the 2017 reboot. 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 »


Followed by Weirdsister College (2001) See more »

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Great show
28 December 2002 | by LionessRampantSee all my reviews

I have been hooked on this show since I first saw it on HBO a few years ago. It is based on a children's book and turned out to be a pretty good adaptation. (There is also a movie starring Charlotte Rae) I do not agree with the other review of this show. It isn't about some religion, it is just about girls in an English boarding school. To make it fun and interesting, they made the girls witches. I think it is cool, and the adult actors do a great job (Hardbroom is my favorite of all the characters), there is some real talent in this show. The plots are interesting, and it shows the classic veiw of witches because that is all most people ever see. HBO does not produce this show, it isn't one of there original series. So if it doesn't seem on par with Sex and the City, that's because it isn't. I only have two problems, one is that HBO has dubbed the younger actresses voices, apparently they think Americans can't understand English accents. The second is that HBO only shows the first two seasons of the show. There are three seasons and a sequel show. But, all in all, it's a good time.

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