Worzel Gummidge. Image shows from L to R: Worzel Gummidge (Jon Pertwee), Aunt Sally (Una Stubbs). Copyright: Southern Television.

Worzel Gummidge: The Story Behind The Scarecrow

BBC Local Radio documentary about Jon Pertwee's Worzel Gummidge. 1 episode in 2017. Features Richard Latto.

Worzel Gummidge: The Story Behind The Scarecrow

Richard Latto hears how Jon Pertwee brought life to legendary scarecrow Worzel Gummidge, for the series filmed in the Hampshire countryside

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Local Radio
Episodes
1
Features
Richard Latto

Jon Pertwee starred as the scarecrow-come-to-life Worzel Gummidge in six hugely popular series, Worzel Gummidge and Worzel Gummidge Down Under.

Running from 1979 to 1989, the childrens' comedy was filmed largely in the Hampshire countryside with co-star Una Stubbs. In this special, BBC Radio Solent discovers how comic actor Jon Pertwee brought the eponymous scarecrow character to life.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 14th April 2017 on BBC Local Radio at 6pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Tuesday 26th December 2017 at 6:00pm