Worzel Gummidge air date, cast and first trailer from new BBC One adaption

Worzel Gummidge 2019 date and time, cast and preview

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Worzel Gummidge is coming to BBC One this Christmas - here's all you need to know.

From the air date to the cast and a first look trailer, here's all about the new adaptions...


Airing over two, one-hour long films this Christmas, BBC One's adaption of Worzel Gummidge is inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd.

Worzel Gummidge air date

Worzel Gummidge will make its debut on Boxing Day, Thursday December 26 at 6:20PM on BBC One.

The second special will follow on Friday 27th December at 7PM.

Episodes will be available to watch online and catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Worzel Gummidge cast

Mackenzie Crook, (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Detectorists) who has written, directed and stars as Worzel Gummidge.

Playing The Green Man, creator of the scarecrows, who arrives to Scatterbrook in episode two, is comedy legend Sir Michael Palin. Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone) will play the eccentric local aristocrat, Lady Bloomsbury Barton in episode two.


Vicki Pepperdine (Getting On, The Windsors) takes on the role of the formidable Aunt Sally in episode one.

Steve Pemberton (League Of Gentleman, Benidorm) will play Mr Braithwaite, the farmer with Rosie Cavaliero (Gentleman Jack, Cleaning Up) as Mrs Braithwaite.

India Brown (Hetty Feather) and Thierry Wickens will play Susan and John, two city children spending their summer at Scatterbrook farm who quickly befriend Worzel and begin a summer of adventures.

Further cast includes Francesca Mills as Earthy Mangold, Tim Plester as Clarty, Colin Michael Carmichael as Soggy Bogart, Andrew James Spooner as Flat Alistair, Phil Hulford as Hannah Harrow, Tom Meeten as HMS Odney and Christopher-Robert Barlow as Rag Bag.

They're joined by Kiran Shah as Chopper and Root Bound, Charlie Mayhew as Rustle Sprouter, Lucy Montgomery as Jackie Pudding, Gus Brown as Oswald Pollypop, Malik Ibheis as Trike, Ben Langley as Driver and Mariam Haque as Receptionist.

Watch the trailer

You can watch a first look trailer from the specials below...

A synopsis of the first episode, The Scarecrow Of Scatterbrook, reads: "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," the BBC tease. "He isn’t at all happy that Worzel is consorting with humans."

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