Catweazle. Catweazle (Geoffrey Bayldon). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Catweazle

ITV comedy drama for children. 26 episodes (2 series), 1970 - 1971. Stars Geoffrey Bayldon.

Catweazle. Catweazle (Geoffrey Bayldon). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Catweazle

Children's fantasy comedy drama series

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1970 - 1971
Channel
ITV
Episodes
26   (2 series)
Star
Geoffrey Bayldon

Catweazle, a lonely eccentric dabbling in magic, first appears in Norman England and by accident jumps through history into the present day.

He faces the modern world with no more than the clothes he stands up in - a ragged cloak, a charmed ring, Adamcos, his magic witch knife - and in his head the half-forgotten jingling of ancient spells.

Hiding in a deserted water tower that he calls Castle Saburac, he rediscovers Touchwood, his pet toad, from which he takes a limited amount of comfort, and it's not long before he befriends a 14 year-old boy, Carrot; but Catweazle's main purpose in life continues to be finding a way back to his own time...

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 15th February 1970 on ITV at 5:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 4th April 1971 on ITV at 5:35pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 26th January 2020 at 3:30pm on TPTV

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