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Catweazle: The Telling Bone (S1EP7 ITV Sun 29 Mar 1970, with Brian Wilde)



The Telling Bone: Due to yet another spell backfiring, Catweazle finds himself clinging to the local church spire. In an attempt to go ”back” to his own time he ends up going sideways instead. The local vicar by speaking a few words of latin which Catweazle could relate to convinces him to come down from the spire and see his latin books.

While in his home surrounded by cats named after famous hollywood celebrities of the 40s/50s Catweazle discovers the telephone “the telling bone”, fascinated by it and demanding to ”speak to the spirits” he causes more chaos. Meanwhile farmhand Sam has a new car which is having problems but finally gets going. The vicar phones Hexwood Farm (having discovered that’s where Catweazle had come from) and listening into the phone call Carrot realises that’s where Catweazle is and asks Sam to take him to the vicarage.

Geoffrey Bayldon as Catweazle
Robin Davies as Carrot
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell as Mr. Bennet
Neil McCarthy as Sam Woodyard
Brian Wilde as Mr. Potts – The Vicar
Hazel Coppen as Mrs. Woodyard
Harry Hutchinson as Wilkins

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Richard Carpenter

Airdate: Sunday 29 March 1970

Season 1, Episode 7



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