Worzel Gummidge Down Under

Worzel Gummidge Down Under is a New Zealand-British television series adapted from the books written by Barbara Euphan Todd and the British fantasy series television programme produced and broadcast in the United Kingdom named Worzel Gummidge, starring Jon Pertwee. The story continued in New Zealand when Aunt Sally was sold to a museum owner.[1]

Worzel Gummidge Down Under
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Created byKeith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
based on characters created by Barbara Euphan Todd
StarringJon Pertwee
Una Stubbs
Bruce Phillips
Country of originNew Zealand
United Kingdom
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes22
Production
Running time25 minutes
Release
Original networkTelevision New Zealand, Channel 4 (UK)
Original release4 October 1987 (1987-10-04) –
16 April 1989 (1989-04-16)

CastEdit

  • Jon Pertwee as Worzel Gummidge
  • Bruce Phillips as The Crowman
  • Jonny Marks as Mickey
  • Olivia Ihimaera-Smiler as Manu
  • Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally
  • Wi Kuki Kaa as Travelling Scarecrow Maker
  • Maria James as Eloise

EpisodesEdit

Series 1Edit

  1. "As the Scarecrow Flies" (4 October 1987)
  2. "The Sleeping Beauty" (11 October 1987)
  3. "Full Employment" (18 October 1987)
  4. "Worzel's Handicap" (25 October 1987)
  5. "King of the Scarecrows" (1 November 1987)
  6. "Ten Heads Are Better Than One " (8 November 1987)
  7. "Worzel to the Rescue" (15 November 1987)
  8. "Slave Scarecrow" (22 November 1987)
  9. "The Traveller Unmasked" (29 November 1987)
  10. "A Friend in Need" (6 December 1987)

Series 2Edit

  1. "Stage Struck" (29 January 1989)
  2. "A Red Sky in T'Morning" (5 February 1989)
  3. "Them Thar Hills" (12 February 1989)
  4. "The Beauty Contest" (19 February 1989)
  5. "Balbous Cauliflower" (26 February 1989)
  6. "Weevily Swede" (5 March 1989)
  7. "Elementary My Dear Worty" (12 March 1989)
  8. "Dreams of Avarish" (19 March 1989)
  9. "The Runaway Train" (26 March 1989)
  10. "Aunt Sally, R.A." (2 April 1989)
  11. "Wattle Hearthbrush" (9 April 1989)
  12. "The Bestest Scarecrow" (16 April 1989)

DVD releaseEdit

  • Worzel Gummidge Ultimate – Series 1–4, Christmas Special, and Down Under – Region 2 (UK)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC - Comedy - Guide - Worzel Gummidge Down Under". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 12 January 2005. Retrieved 1 August 2013.

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