Worzel Gummidge

BBC One commissions new Worzel Gummidge film

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Inspired by Barbara Euphan Todd’s classic books, Mackenzie Crook has penned another magical adventure for the whole family.

Crook plays Worzel Gummidge, the mischievous scarecrow who causes mayhem in the lives of brother and sister John (Thierry Wickens) and Susan (India Brown).

When Worzel takes John and Susan to a scrapyard, he overhears a foul-mouthed old friend whingeing away, Saucy Nancy – the carved figurehead of a ship detached from her vessel.