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

Worzel Gummidge (2019)

BBC One comedy drama about a scarecrow that comes to life. 3 episodes, 2019 - 2020. Stars Mackenzie Crook, India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton and Rosie Cavaliero.

Another series is in development.

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

Worzel Gummidge

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

Comedy Drama
2019 - 2020
Barbara Euphan Todd
Mackenzie Crook, India Brown, Thierry Wickens, Steve Pemberton and Rosie Cavaliero
Mackenzie Crook
Mackenzie Crook

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?

Production Details

Production companies
Main music composed and arranged by Adrian McNally of The Unthanks. Additional music composed, arranged and performed by The Unthanks.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 3:40pm

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