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Catweazle: The Witching Hour (S1EP4 ITV Sun 8 Mar 1970, with June Jago)



The Witching Hour: Mrs Bonnington a local council member is a frequent visitor to Hexworth Farm much to Carot’s dislike. He decides magic is needed to get rid of her and seeks out Catweazle’s help. By using a spell from Rapkyn’s book it’s decided to make a doll to represent Mrs Bonnington and on the 7th chime of the church bell the spell will take effect.

However they need a personal item from Mrs Bonnington to make the spell complete. Looking in her car for a personal item they find nothing and Catweazle is forced to hide in the back of her car when she leaves the farm for a hairdresser’s appointment. Carrot follows on his bike and they arrive in the local village and concoct a plan to obtain a personal item. Catweazle describing the hairdresser’s as a torture chamber and saying that removing hair is a loss of strength as per Samson in the Bible and realises this is the answer to thier problem.

Geoffrey Bayldon as Catweazle
Robin Davies as Carrot
Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell as Mr. Bennet
Neil McCarthy as Sam Woodyard
June Jago as Susan Bonnington
Ruth Kettlewell as Mrs. Willougby
Carmel Cryan as Audrey
Ursula Smith as Doris

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Richard Carpenter

Airdate: Sunday 8 March 1970

Season 1, Episode 4



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