Worzel Gummidge. Worzel Gummidge (Jon Pertwee). Copyright: Southern Television.

Worzel Gummidge (1979)

ITV sitcom about a scarecrow. 31 episodes (4 series), 1979 - 1981. Stars Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Mike Berry, Jeremy Austin and others.

Worzel Gummidge. Image shows from L to R: Worzel Gummidge (Jon Pertwee), Sue (Charlotte Coleman), John (Jeremy Austin). Copyright: Southern Television.

Worzel Gummidge

Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs star in a childrens' sitcom about a scarecrow who comes to life

1979 - 1981
31   (4 series)
Barbara Euphan Todd
Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Mike Berry, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon, Megs Jenkins, Norman Bird and others
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
James Hill
James Hill

Based on the characters and settings created by Barbara Euphan Todd, Jon Pertwee stars as scarecrow Worzel Hedgerow Gummidge in this Sunday tea-time family-friendly sitcom series.

Worzel Gummidge, the scarecrow of Scatterbrook Farm's Ten Acre Field, has a suspicious habit of wandering from his post - for when no one is watching, he comes alive! First spotted by children Sue and John, new to the area, once in his humanesque form Worzel gets into an unending array of bother, often due to his daftness. After all, he does have a mangelwurzel for a head!

The badly-behaved Worzel soon makes friends with Sue and John, but is no less prone to getting himself into trouble. Cowardly, easily confused, often selfish, and hopelessly in love with an antique fairground attraction Aunt Sally who despises him, Ten Acre Field is just about the last place one would look to find this scarecrow!

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First broadcast
Sunday 25th February 1979 on ITV at 5:30pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 12th December 1981 on ITV at 5:05pm

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