Worzel Gummidge. Worzel (Mackenzie Crook).

Worzel Gummidge (2019)

BBC One comedy about a scarecrow that comes to life. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Mackenzie Crook, India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton and others.

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Worzel Gummidge. Image shows from L to R: Susan (India Brown), Worzel (Mackenzie Crook), John (Thierry Wickens). Copyright: Lola Entertainment.

Worzel Gummidge

Reimagining of Barbara Euphan Todd's Worzel Gummidge, starring and written by Mackenzie Crook

2   (1 series)
Barbara Euphan Todd
Mackenzie Crook, India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton, Rosie Cavaliero, Michael Palin, Zoƫ Wanamaker, Vicki Pepperdine and others
Mackenzie Crook
Mackenzie Crook
Georgie Fallon

Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and stars in this new family comedy series about a scarecrow who comes to life, based on the characters created by author Barbara Euphan Todd.

The first episode, The Scarecrow Of Scatterbrook, sees two young strangers arrive in the village of Scatterbrook. It's not long before Susan and John encounter Worzel Gummidge, the Scarecrow of Five Acre Field. Their world is sent spinning into confusion when they realise Gummidge comes to life. The only person more shocked is Worzel, when he discovers that the children are not in fact fellow scarecrows but humans.

The second episode, The Green Man, welcomes another mysterious arrival to Scatterbrook. The Green Man is the creator of scarecrows and keeper of scarecrow lore. He isn't at all happy that Worzel is consorting with humans. Elsewhere, local aristocrat Lady Bloomsbury Barton is holding a fete, with a Scarecrow competition that Worzel is determined to win. What will Worzel's most competitive rival, Soggy Bogart, and The Green Man make of it all?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 30th November 2018 on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Friday 30th November 2018 on BBC One
Length of episodes
1 hour

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