BBC announces its Christmas 2021 highlights

The broadcaster has treats a plenty this year, from drama to comedy and, naturally, Doctor Who.  As the festive season looms, the BBC have announced some of their high-profile shows coming across Christmas and New Year. While many are not news per se, it’s good to see them confirmed. There’s plenty for high quality drama … >

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John (Thierry Wickens), Worzel Gummidge (Mackenzie Crook), Susan (India Brown)

Worzel Gummidge returns this weekend in ‘Guy Forks’

Mackenzie Crook’s latest scarecrow adventure will also star Toby Jones in six roles. Over the past couple of years, the new incarnation of Worzel Gummidge has been quite the hit at CultBox Towers. It’s one of those delightful programmes that brings the whole family together, so we’re thrilled to see three more films. This week’s … >

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Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy — everything you need to know

The BBC has released an extensive media pack for Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy When Mackenzie Crook adapted Worzel Gummidge for 2019, it received critical acclaim and was a hit with audience. Cue 2020 and, despite Covid-19, we are now being treated to Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy. The plot is as follows: When Worzel Gummidge, Susan … >

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Zog and the Flying Doctors (BBC Christmas 2020)

BBC Christmas 2020 promises to bring the nation together

It’s just over a week until you can but your Radio Times double Christmas edition (other TV guides are available) but we have a good idea of the BBC Christmas 2020 plans There’s a vision behind the BBC Christmas 2020 programming, best expressed by Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer: Let’s face it, it’s been a difficult … >

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Mackenzie Crook to star in BBC’s Worzel Gummidge adaptation

Mackenzie Crook, who previously wrote and starred in Detectorists, will now lead the charge on both sides of the camera in two Worzel Gummidge stories for the BBC. Here’s everything you need to know… The Beeb’s official press describes the project, which Crook will write and direct as well as starring in, as a “dazzling, … >

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Worzel Gummidge is being rebooted

Here’s a blast from the past: remember Worzel Gummidge? The talking scarecrow brought to the screen by the late, great Jon Pertwee? Well, he’s heading back to TV screens. A new take on Worzel is coming courtesy of Mackenzie Crook, who is both developing the new show, and set to take the title role. He’ll … >

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