BBC One confirms a Christmas 2019 Worzel Gummidge revival

Fans of Worzel Gummidge, the walking, talking scarecrow, will be delighted to hear the new two part adaption is coming to BBC One this Christmas.

Let’s the magic, mystery and mayhem unfurl…

BBC-Leopard Pictures-Matt Burlem - Jon Pertwee

BBC/Leopard Pictures/Matt Burlem – Jon Pertwee

Based on the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd, Worzel was originally played by Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee and followed the scarecrow’s mischievous life of his friends John and Susan on Scatterbrook Farm. The new modern adaption will comprise two hour-long films called The Scarecrow of Scatterbrook’ and ‘The Green Man’.

The first sees two young strangers world being spun into confusion when they meet Worzel Gummidge, the Scarecrow come to life. The latter will see the formal Green Man – who created the scarecrows – very unhappy to discover Wozel is associating with humans.

We’ve got our first look at the star as the lovable scarecrow, which we can now confirm as Mackenzie Crook who will also write and direct the specials.

BBC One Worzel Gummidge - First Look

Image Credit: BBC/Leopard Pictures/Matt Burlem

Crook says: “I’m thrilled to be back working with the BBC and many members of the Detectorists team to bring Worzel Gummidge to a new generation of viewers and reintroduce him to old friends.”

When and what time will BBC One’s Worzel Gummidge air?

According to the tweet, the shows will air at Christmas 2019 however no exact time or date has been announced.

We’re super excited for the show.

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