Worzel Gummidge 2020 cast from new Saucy Nancy TV special

Worzel Gummidge Christmas special cast, date and time

Worzel Gummidge is back on BBC One for Christmas 2020 with a new special – here’s when it’s on TV and who’s on the cast.


It follows a two-part adaption which aired on the channel in 2019.

Mackenzie Crook, who writes, directs and stars as the title character, has penned a new one-hour film titled Saucy Nancy.

Worzel Gummidge 2020 cast

Joining Mackenzie Crook as Worzel Gummidge on the cast are India Brown as Susan, Thierry Wickens as John, Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter) as Saucy Nancy, and acting legend Vanessa Redgrave as Peg.

They’re joined by Steve Pemberton and Rosie Cavaliero as Mr and Mrs Braithwaite.

Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy airs at 5:55PM tonight on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December on BBC One.

Inspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd, a teaser reads: “When Worzel Gummidge, Susan and John visit a scrapyard, Worzel overhears the grumbling of a foul-mouthed old friend – the carved ship’s figurehead, Saucy Nancy.


“She has been languishing, unsold in the yard for years and longs to return to the sea. Worzel and the kids promise to get her there, but will her ship be waiting? Worzel doubts it, but Nancy is convinced. She can feel it in her carvings.

“Adventure unfurls, as the strange foursome navigate their way to the coast on foot, by bus, wheelbarrow, motorbike and sidecar. It was never going to be straightforward. In a rare trip out of Scatterbrook, Worzel gets to see a wild moorland and the spectacular white cliffs of Seashell that provide the backdrop to this story of friendship and belonging.”

Mackenzie Crook said: “I’m excited and grateful to be making a new episode of Worzel Gummidge after a difficult year for everyone.

“We’re heading out of Scatterbrook for this story on a day trip to the seaside, some fresh air and some wide open space.”

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning for the BBC, added: “What is it with Mackenzie and shows set in a field? Following on from last year’s bucolic eco-fables we find Worzel in mischievous form dispensing his sun-baked wit and wisdom in another heartwarming tale.


“This cements BBC One’s unique reputation as the home of UK family comedy drama.”

Pictured: Susan (INDIA BROWN), Worzel Gummidge (MACKENZIE CROOK), John (THIERRY WICKENS). Credit: BBC/Leopard Pictures/Amanda Searle.