Worzel Gummidge (TV series)

Worzel Gummidge
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Created byKeith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
based on characters created by Barbara Euphan Todd
StarringJon Pertwee
Una Stubbs
Connie Booth
Geoffrey Bayldon
Barbara Windsor
Bill Maynard
Lorraine Chase
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes31
Production
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkSouthern Television
Original release25 February 1979 (1979-02-25) –
12 December 1981 (1981-12-12)
Chronology
Followed byWorzel Gummidge Down Under
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Worzel Gummidge is a British TV fantasy series, produced by Southern Television for ITV, based on the Worzel Gummidge books by English author Barbara Euphan Todd.[1] The programme starred Jon Pertwee in the title role and ran for four series in the UK from 1979 to 1981.[2] On a countdown of the greatest British children's programmes, this series was number 50 in the 50 Greatest Kids TV Shows on Channel 5 on 8 November 2013. Channel 4 reprised the show in 1987 as Worzel Gummidge Down Under, which was set in New Zealand.

  1. ^ "Worzel Gummidge (1979–81)" ScreenOnline.org.uk
  2. ^ "BBC - Comedy - Guide - Worzel Gummidge". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2014.