This is when you can see Doncaster 'born' Worzel Gummidge in new BBC TV show this Christmas

Children's television favourite Worzel Gummidge - the lovable scarecrow who was 'born' in Doncaster - is set to return to our screens this Christmas.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:37 am

Actor Mackenzie Crook has rebooted the classic 70s and 80s show which originally starred Jon Pertwee and he’ll be getting up to some new adventures on the BBC this Christmas.

The Office and Pirates of the Caribbean star will take the lead role in the show which goes out on Boxing Da.

The show is based on the books by Arksey-born author Barbara Euphan Todd and tells the scrapes and adventures of a comical scarecrow and his friendship with local children.

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Worzel Gummidge will star Mackenzie Crook.

The show, which is on Boxing Day on BBC One at 6.20pm, is the first of two hour-long adaptations with the second episode on December 27.