- 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 more
- Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
- James Hill, Richard Beighton and Toby Annis
- James Hill, Lewis Rudd, Al Burgess and David Pick
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!
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- First broadcast
- Sunday 25th February 1979 at 5:30pm on ITV