Worzel Gummidge gets Second Slot on Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures has allocated another schedule slot for Southern TV classic Worzel Gummidge, starring Jon Pertwee. The series also airs on Fridays on the channel and has done so since December.

Based on the books by Barbara Euphan Todd, Worzel Gummidge featured Pertwee playing the lovable scarecrow. Una Stubbs played Gummdidge’s snobby love interest, Aunt Sally. The children, John and Sue, were played by Jeremy Austin and Charlotte Coleman. Geoffrey Bayldon was featured as the Crowman. There were also appearances by well-known faces such as Joan Sims, Bill Maynard, Barbara Windsor, Lorraine Chase and Norman Bird.

It was produced by Southern Television, and ran for 30 episodes over four series, and a Christmas special, from 1979 to 1981. The new slot will begin the series at the very start, allowing viewers another chance to see the adventures of the famous scarecrow, all recently remastered in the highest possible quality.

2024 has seen many Southern Television productions broadcast on Talking Pictures TV. The list includes Jack Hargreaves’ Out of Town, Together, Tell Me Another, Take a Letter Mr Jones and That Beryl Marston among others. We will endeavour to inform you if further titles are announced.

The new slot for Worzel Gumidge will begin on Tuesday the 7th of May at 12pm. It will air weekly around the same time. Please see the channel’s website for any alterations to the schedule.

Jamie Dyer

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