New Worzel Gummidge TV show

Mackenzie Crook will star as much-loved scarecrow Worzel Gummidge in a new BBC adaptation based on the books of a Doncaster author.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 06 June, 2019, 12:53

The Office and Pirates of the Caribbean star will bring the character – created by Arksey-born Barbara Euphan Todd – back to life in two hour long films set to air this Christmas.

Author Todd was born in Arksey in 1890 as the only child of an Anglican vica. She died in 1976 at the age of 86.

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Mackenzie Crook as Worzel Gummidge. (Photo: BBC).