COMPETITION: Win Worzel Gummidge on DVD!

Win one of three copies of ‘Worzel Gummidge, Christmas Special’ on DVD, restored from the original film negatives!

Wily old Worzel looks destined to spend a cold Christmas alone in Ten Acres Field after The Crowman bans him from scarecrow celebrations because he deserts his post. However, Worzel does not stay put for long and as he searches in the snow for Aunt Sally to invite to The Scarecrow Ball. He meets his old friend Saucy Nancy (Barbara Windsor), travelling on a pirate ship to star in a pantomime. He is challenged to a hilarious sulking contest by a belligerent Scottish Scarecrow, Bogle McNeep (Billy Connolly) who, with his men, is heading back up north because he hates Christmas. Worzel eventually wins his reprieve from The Crowman and joins in the festive frivolity and fun of The Scarecrow Ball.

Get to see Jon Pertwee as Worzel Gummidge with his interchangeable heads in this classic Christmas special A cup o’ tea an’ a slice o’ cake,  also perfect for terrifying the kids at Halloween). Now fully restored from the original film negatives, starring Billy Connolly and Barbara Windsor.


For a chance to win one of three copies of ‘Worzel Gummidge, Christmas Special’ on DVD, simply answer the following simple question in email to with the subject header ‘A cup o’ tea an’ a slice o’ cake‘:

Which legendary Scot plays belligerent Scarecrow, Bogle McNeep, in the Worzel Gummidge, Christmas Special ‘A cup o’ tea an’ a slice o’ cake‘?

Winners will be notified via email on 28 October 2019 and the randomly selected winners with the correct answer will be sent their prize copy from Fabulous Films, as soon as stocks arrive.

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Worzel Gummidge – Return to Scatterbrook

Spread the word, the cast of #WorzelGummidge are back in an all-new 40th Anniversary mini-episode! Watch it now and relive those #ScatterbrookDays:

The film is a non-profit fan production, but you canchip in towards Ten Acre Films’ production costs by way of appreciation, via the Ko-Fi page:

The Worzel Book (40th Anniversary Edition)


The definitive guide the Children’s TV Classic Worzel Gummidge just got bigger, with over 30 pages of extra content, including new interviews and facts, an all-new chapter about the 1990s Worzel animation project featuring script summaries, storyboards and pre-production art, plus dozens of new photos in black and white and colour.

The Worzel Book traces the journey of Scatterbrook’s scarecrow, from the days of early radio and the novels of Barbara Euphan Todd, through to the fondly-remembered ITV television series and its revival in New Zealand, and now the exciting new BBC adaptation starring Mackenzie Crook.

This is the untold story of a much-loved TV classic, featuring dozens of interviews with cast and crew, including Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Jeremy Austin, Bernard Cribbins, Barbara Windsor, Lorraine Chase and Sean Pertwee, illustrated throughout with over 400 photographs in black and white and colour, and includes a foreword by Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss.

BBC 1 are broadcasting two one-hour specials this Christmas of a dazzling, modern adaptation of Worzel Gummidge written, directed and starring Mackenzie Crook. It also features a wealth of British talent including Sir Michael Palin, Zoe Wanamaker, Steve Pemberton and Vicki Pepperdine.

‘Worzel Gummidge, Christmas Special’ is released on DVD, 28th October 2019 by Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises. Cert U. Run time 52 mins. RRP £5.99. Cast: Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Billy Connolly, Barbara Windsor, Bill Maynard, Geoffrey Bayldon.

❉ The Worzel Book (40th Anniversary Edition) by Stuart Manning, foreword by Mark Gatiss can be pre-ordered from Miwk Publishing.

❉ With thanks to Isabel at Fabulous Films.


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