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

Worzel Gummidge (1979)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1979 - 1981
  • 31 episodes (4 series)

Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs star in a childrens' sitcom about a scarecrow who comes to life. Also features Mike Berry, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon, Megs Jenkins and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1979 - 1981
Channels
ITV
Episodes
31 (4 series)
Creator
Barbara Euphan Todd
Stars
Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Mike Berry, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman, Geoffrey Bayldon, Megs Jenkins, Norman Bird and more
Writers
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Directors
James Hill, Richard Beighton and Toby Annis
Producers
James Hill, Lewis Rudd, Al Burgess and David Pick
Companies

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!

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 25th February 1979 at 5:30pm on ITV

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