Michael Palin and Zoë Wanamaker join cast of BBC1’s Worzel Gummidge

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Steve Pemberton, Mackenzie Criminal and The Windsors’ Vicki Pepperdine are additionally set to affix the youngsters’s reboot

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The BBC has unveiled the total forged for its Worzel Gummidge revival, with Michael Palin, Zoë Wanamaker and Steve Pemberton becoming a member of the youngsters’s drama.

Whereas the Monty Python star is ready to play creator of scarecrows The Inexperienced Man within the upcoming pair of hour-long episodes, Wanamaker (My Household) will painting the eccentric native aristocrat, Girl Bloomsbury Barton. Finest identified for his work on Inside No. 9, Pemberton will play farmer Mr Braithwaite.

Plus, The Windsors’ Vicki Pepperdine will play the formidable Aunt Sally, whereas Rosie Cavaliero (Gentleman Jack) takes the function of Mrs Braithwaite.

Thierry Wickens (John), India Brown (Susan) and Mackenzie Crook (Worzel) in BBC1's Worzel Gummidge

Thierry Wickens (John), India Brown (Susan) and Mackenzie Criminal (Worzel) in BBC1’s Worzel Gummidge

As beforehand confirmed, Detectorists’ Mackenzie Criminal – who has written and directed the present – will play the titular turnip-headed scarecrow.

India Brown (Hetty Feather) and Thierry Wickens (making his TV debut) will play two metropolis kids spending summer season at Scatterbrook farm, the place they befriend Worzel and embark on adventures.

Michael Palin (Getty, EH)

Michael Palin (Getty, EH)

Talking about his casting, Palin mentioned: “It’s a lovely part for me, but the whole script is very memorable and touching, and very funny too. It quite skilfully weaves in something for everybody all the time.”

Wanamaker added: “The whole thing is so charming and inventive. It’s the sort of thing I’d watch. I’m sure it will be a huge success.”

Identical to the unique 1979-81 ITV collection (which was led by Physician Who actor Jon Pertwee), the brand new Worzel Gummidge episodes are tailored from the basic books by Barbara Euphan Todd.

Worzel Gummidge will air on BBC One later this yr

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