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Worzel Gummidge Down Under (Channel 4 1987-1989 with Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs)

UK-New Zealand / Channel 4 – TOTD – Creative Arts / 22×30 minute episode / Broadcast 1987 and 1989 2 Seasons

Creators: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall / Characters: Barbara Euphan Todd / Producer: Grahame J. McLean / Director: James Hill

Fantasy sitcom. A continuation (6 years later) of the series Worzel Gummidge. This saw Aunt Sally sold to a museum in New Zealand with Worzel following her and getting into all kinds of scrapes once over there. The series was a co-production between the UK and New Zealand.

Fittingly much of the same behind the scene crew were involved as well as Jon Pertwee and Una Stubbs. Maybe it was the New Zealand setting but it was never as popular as the 1970’s version.

cast
JON PERTWEE as Worzel Gummidge
UNA STUBBS as Aunt Sally
JONATHAN MARKS as Mickey
OLIVIA IHIMAERA-SMILER as Manu
BRUCE PHILLIPS as The Crowman
MICHAEL HAIGH as Prof Pike (Season 1)
GERALD BRYAN as Rooney (Season 1)
PATUPATU RIPLEY as Mrs Te Wheke (Season 1)
JOY WATSON as Mrs Peacock (Season 1)
WI KUKI KAA as Travelling Scarecrowmaker (Season 1)
ROSS JOLLY as PC Peacock (Season 2)
DAVID WEATHERLY as Bulbous Cauliflower (Season 2)
AARON TAYLOR as Robert Mahoney (Season 2)





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