Worzel Gummidge. Worzel (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: Leopard Pictures
Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge (2019)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 6 episodes

Reimagining of Barbara Euphan Todd's Worzel Gummidge, starring, directed and written by Mackenzie Crook. Also features India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton and Rosie Cavaliero.

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

Key details

Comedy Drama
2019 - 2021
Barbara Euphan Todd
Mackenzie Crook, India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton and Rosie Cavaliero
Mackenzie Crook
Mackenzie Crook
Patrick D Pidgeon, Mackenzie Crook, Lisa Thomas and Kristian Smith

Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and stars in this 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 Ten 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?

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera
Main music composed and arranged by Adrian McNally of The Unthanks. Additional music composed, arranged and performed by The Unthanks.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 28th December 2021 at 7:15pm on BBC One
All previous repeats
  • Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 5:00pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 2
  • Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 3:40pm on BBC1 - Episode 2
  • Monday 21st December 2020 at 3:50pm on BBC1 - Episode 1

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